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North Metropolitan TAFE offers a series of courses in Anaesthetic Technology, Health Services Assistance, Sterilisation, Pathology and Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support to support the vast and complex health care industry. Health services staff across several areas play a valuable and important role in the delivery of care and services to patients and clients.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CHC43015 AWM9 Ageing Support Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Traineeship
Mount Lawley
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Are you passionate about improving your service delivery to your Aged Care clients? Are you looking for a career boost?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Ageing Support you will be ready to work in the Aged Care workplace in a more informed and confident manner and provide excellent care for your clients. This qualification will provide you with an excellent understanding of consumer directed care and will allow you to provide better services to your clients and the organisations you work for.

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support includes a supervised work placement, where you will be able to apply your training, therefore working in the industry is desirable.

Gain these skills
  • Advanced client care and planning
  • Navigate legal and ethical considerations in an Aged Care workplace
  • An increased knowledge of falls prevention and other complex health issues
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Supportive and care nature
  • Patient, flexible and understanding
  • Able to accept responsibility
  • Able to develop and lead teams
  • Committed to the rights of the elderly and people with a disability to live dignified lives
HLT33015 AWK5 Allied Health Assistance Certificate III On campus
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Mount Lawley
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Icon of a tick within the state map.Working alongside allied health staff is a growing industry

Gain the skills to assist allied health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) with the implementation of maintenance therapy programs to improve a client's quality of life.

During this course you'll learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage. You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course.

Online learning makes up part of the course delivery and access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning is also provided. You will be supported in learning the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions and simulation activities before undertaking a full-time work placement.

As a successful graduate you'll have a wide range of job options depending on where your passions lie and you may gain employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics, private practices and not for profit organisations.

Gain these skills
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Effective communication with clients and teams
  • Support individual client needs
  • Manage therapy groups using safe work practices and to current industry standards
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with people of all ages
  • Good communication skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Emotional maturity
  • Good problem-solving skills

 

CHC43115 AWJ3 Disability Certificate IV Employer-based
On campus
Traineeship
Mount Lawley
TAFEADM, AWJ3, CHC43115, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000012, Disability Services, J000000, J000004,

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If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live their own life, then this is the course for you.

When you complete this course you will be on a pathway to a career in the rewarding and sometimes challenging world of disability work. You could find yourself working in a range of settings including residential, employment, recreational and/or day support, advocacy and case management, supporting people with a disability to gain skills and knowledge to move towards a more independent and self-determined life.

The Certificate IV in Disability includes a supervised work placement, giving you the opportunity to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way. Our students often gain employment through their work placement.

Gain these skills
  • Facilitate community participation, social inclusion and ongoing skills development for clients
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure clients are supported
  • Facilitate the empowerment of clients
  • Provide person-centred services to clients with complex needs
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Safe work practices
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Passionate about supporting individuals to lead a more independent and fulfilled life
  • Reliable, proactive and confident in working with people with disabilities
  • Professional, friendly and supportive
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
HLT33115-AA72 AA72 Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) Certificate III On campus
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Midland
Mount Lawley
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Work alongside Registered and Enrolled Nurses as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) after completing this course

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The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) will give you the essential clinical knowledge and skills needed for employment in the health industry. As a graduate you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of public or private health care environments including acute care hospitals, aged care facilities and community settings.

During the course you will be involved in classroom activities and online learning including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, and experience our simulated practice where care is delivered to manikins. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of clinical work placement. The Department of Health requirements for acute care settings are met with the units covered in this course.

This course is a great first step in a nursing career, with the opportunity to apply for further study in nursing such as our Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies or Diploma of Nursing courses

North Metropolitan TAFE also offers a dual qualification in partnership with Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group at our Mt Lawley campus, combining this certificate III with CHC33015 AA66 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). For more information view our flyer.

If you are currently working in, or have previously worked in the health industry you may be able to gain credit for your experience and/or training through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), talk to us to find out more.

Gain these skills
  • Assist the nursing teams with patient care, basic hygiene, feeding, urinalysis, transferring patients, vital signs, manual handling, simple wound care and dressings
  • Assist clients with with personal care, communication, mobility and rehabilitation
  • Implement programs and procedures to maximise client well being
  • Perform personal care adhering to Infection control and WHS guidelines
  • Effective communication with patients in team settings
  • Supporting people with dementia
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Caring, positive attitude and respect for the rights of others
  • Able to work as part of a team and follow instructions
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Able to manage time and prioritise tasks effectively
HLT23215 AYY2 Health Support Services Certificate II On campus
Mount Lawley
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Open the door to a career in caring

The Certificate II in Health Support Services will enable you to work in the health or aged care sector in a variety of different environments such as a hospital assistant, patient services assistant, catering staff, cleaner, gardener, stores person and ward assistant.

Throughout the course you will gain the knowledge and hands-on practical skills to work effectively with others in a team environment, communicate in the workplace and apply workplace health and safety and infection control practices. In addition, you will gain a range of skills that will enable you to work as a member of a team that provides support for the effective functioning of health services.

The Certificate II in Health Support Services can also provide you with a range of different study pathways to other courses in health including:

  • Pathology collection
  • Sterilisation services
  • Health Services Assistance
  • Individual Support
  • Dental laboratory assisting
  • Population Health
Gain these skills
  • Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
  • Prepare and maintain beds
  • Transport individuals
  • Undertake routine stock maintenance including linen supplies
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Caring and positive attitude
  • Respect for the rights of others
  • Able to work as part of a team and follow instructions
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Able to manage time and prioritise tasks effectively
HLT47115 AWL9 Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support Certificate IV On campus
Mount Lawley
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A rewarding career supporting hospital pharmacists

During this course you will learn how to support the hospital pharmacist in ensuring patients receive the correct medications and information about how to take their medications safely. This is important because medication errors continue to be the highest number of recorded incidents in health care.

Your attention to detail in reading prescriptions and then recording and labelling medications, will contribute to safer medication dispensary administration. By supporting the hospital pharmacist to provide clear and detailed information to patients about their medications you will be helping patients with many different conditions to understand why they have been prescribed certain medications.

You may choose to go on to work as a hospital pharmacy technician or as a technician at a pharmaceutical company, where you may compound medications for critically unwell patients. Your skills and knowledge may also prove highly valuable at your local pharmacy.

Gain these skills
  • Knowledge of medications and how work on the body
  • How to take medications safely
  • Safe work practices and how to maintain sterile environments
  • Medication storage procedures
  • How to organise your work
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Mathematical proficiency
  • Commitment to ethics
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Able to work carefully, accurately and methodically
  • Able to work collegially with a wide variety of professionals in health care settings
CHC33015-AA66 AA66 Individual Support (Ageing) Certificate III On campus
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Midland
Mount Lawley
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Learn how to empower and support the independence of our elders needing care and join one of Australia's fastest growing industries

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you will be ready to start a rewarding career providing direct care to clients in residential, home and community settings.

There are two different industry placement options available to those studying this Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), you have the option of either:

Brightwater partnership program
  • Attending classes for 3 days per week for 15 weeks followed by a 4 week industry placement, or
  • At our Mt Lawley campus we also offer a partnership program with Brightwater where you attend classes for 4 days per week over the first 5 weeks followed by 2 days a week industry placement plus 1 day attending classes.
Dual qualification in partnership with Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group

North Metropolitan TAFE will also be offering a dual qualification in partnership with Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group, combining this certificate with HLT33115 AA72 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Acute Care).

This dual qualification program will run over 7 months with attendance as follows:

  • For the first 4 weeks you will need to attend classes at Mt Lawley campus over 4 days per week
  • Each week from week 4 through to week 27 you will complete 2 days per week of work placement at a Hall and Prior facility plus 1 day per week of classes at Mt Lawley campus
  • Online learning of 1 day per week including online assessment will also be required.

For more information view our flyer.

 

Aged Care Workers provide personal, physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living. When you provide support to older people you are able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through your work. Aged care work is rewarding in itself and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of older people.

 

Gain these skills
  • Empower or re-enable older people
  • Work with people from different cultures
  • Work and build relationships within a small team
  • Implement effective communication strategies
  • Learn the effects of dementia and the management of any related changes

 

Is this course right for me?
  • Enjoy providing quality support for people who are frail aged or living with disabilities
  • Empathetic with a strong sense of compassion and respect for individuals
  • Patient, discrete and committed to the rights of elderly people
  • Calm disposition and loving attitude
  • Reliable, motivated and flexible
  • Good time management skills
What others have to say

Brightwater.pngPartnering with North Metropolitan TAFE using  a new clinical model in the Certificate lll Individual Support -- Ageing qualification has allowed us to increase the amount of placements we offer.  Brightwater"s dedicated team of support staff work closely with North Metropolitan TAFE students throughout their training to develop their job ready skills.  By the completion of their studies some students form an integral part of the team and have been offered employment which has benefited both parties.
 
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CHC33015-AA67 AA67 Individual Support (Disability) Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
Traineeship
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Midland
Mount Lawley
TAFEADM, AA67, CHC33015, TAFE04, S000000, Education and Community Services, S000012, Disability Services, J000000, J000004,

 

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If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you will be on a pathway to develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work. On successful completion you could find work in a variety of settings such as residential, individual support, employment, recreational/day support, advocacy and case management.

This course includes a supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

North Metro TAFE is running a pilot project with Brightwater Disability Services, you'll complete an intensive study block of 4 days per week for 3 weeks at our Mt Lawley campus followed by 2 days per week of placement and 1 day per week of classes for 9 weeks followed by a study and assessments week. View our Brightwater Pilot Program flyer, contact us for more details or apply today.

Gain these skills
  • Support people with disability to move towards a more independent and self-determined life
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure the person is supported in all aspects of their life
  • Work and develop relationships within a team
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Committed, reliable, proactive and confident in working with people with disabilities
  • Tactful, patient, flexible and understanding
  • Able to cope with challenging situations
  • Able to work as part of a team
What others have to say

Brightwater.pngPartnering with North Metropolitan TAFE using  a new clinical model in the Certificate lll Individual Support – Ageing qualification has allowed us to increase the amount of placements we offer.  Brightwater’s dedicated team of support staff work closely with North Metropolitan TAFE students throughout their training to develop their job ready skills.  By the completion of their studies some students form an integral part of the team and have been offered employment which has benefited both parties.
 
Manager, Strategic Learning & Growth

CHC33015-AA68 AA68 Individual Support (Home and Community) Certificate III On campus
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Mount Lawley
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Make a positive difference in other people's lives

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In this course, you will learn how to provide direct care to clients who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability in a community setting. You'll gain an insight into the aged care and home and community care sector and undertake a supervised work placement where you get to put your skills into practice.

All of our Home and Community Care qualifications can be completed in the workplace. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts.

Gain these skills
  • Provide individualised support
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Work legally and ethically
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Passionate in providing care
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and happy attitude
  • Strong sense of professional boundaries and integrity
  • Cultural awareness
  • Able to work without direct supervision
  • Able to communicate well and build relationships with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
52831WA BCY91 Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies Certificate IV On campus
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Midland
Mount Lawley
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Icon of a tick within the state map.Are you interested in a career in health but don’t know where to start?

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies will give you a sound knowledge about the human body and health, as well as the study skills to support your further learning.

As well as being a great starting point, the course is also great stepping stone between Certificate III qualifications such as Health Service Assistance, Allied Health Assistance and towards Diploma qualifications like Enrolled Nursing.

This course can be studied part time through NMT's McLarty campus.

Gain these skills
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Provide information on human anatomy and physiology
  • Provide information on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings
  • Use mathematics in a nursing and health context
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Caring, understanding, non-judgmental and empathetic
  • Attention to detail and diligent
  • Quick problem-solving abilities
  • Critical thinking

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Allied Health Assistants support the work done by Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and other Allied Health Professionals. It is the perfect career pathway for those who want to help people affected by physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental health ailments, ageing, developmental disability, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage to achieve functional independence. 

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