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HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care) | International Students

Introduction

The HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) covers workers in a range of work roles who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients. Health Services Assistance work in direct client contact but under supervision.

The curriculum for this qualification has been structured with elective groups for specific work functions in assisting in nursing work in acute care. Additionally, the qualification supports multiskilling requirements of smaller and rural or remote work settings.

 

Course Start Dates

Fees and Funding

The total tuition cost for the HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) is AUD $5,800 for international students.

Other funding options are available. For more information please Click here or contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call 1800 22 52 83

Campus Location

Perth Campus
Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia

Course Delivery

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. This qualification will be delivered over 580 hours, including online theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training and at least 80 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks in each semester.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

Course Content

15 units of competency are required for this qualification.

  • 7 core units
  • 8 elective units

CORE UNITS

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

ELECTIVE UNITS

CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
HLTAIN002 Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements.

  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.0 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking or meets equivalent English language proficiency requirements

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP)

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP)/ NCC will be required for all PEPs
  • IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While IHNA will work with you to make “reasonable adjustments” in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA’s control.

The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

  • Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
  • Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
  • Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
  • Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

Learning Resources

IHNA requires all enrolling students to have the below learning resources that will support their learning process.

Mandatory Textbook

Students must purchase this prescribed textbook as mentioned below.

  • Health Services Assistance: Supporting Nursing in Acute Care Author/s: Kathryn Austin / TAFE
  • NSW Northern Sydney Institute Geoff Arnott

Computers

IHNA has a computer lab with computers that can be accessed during working hours. Students must have a personal computer and access to internet to access all learning resources, online library, assessments, communicate with educators, fellow students, support services etc.

All students must have a basic computer knowledge and skills.

How Is The Course Assessed?

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Students will be assessed in both a formative and summative way. These assessment methods and strategies are consistent with the Training Package Assessment Guidelines.

Assessment tools used include :
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

Pathways & Career Outcomes

After studying the Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (HSA), students can opt for:

  • CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability
  • HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing
  • Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Care

A successful graduate can work as:

  • Acute Care Assistant
  • Food Services Worker in a Hospital
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Ward Support
  • Patient Service Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant

87,800 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Practice Managers visit Job Outlook

EMPLOYMENT LEVEL AND GROWTH

  • During the next five years leading to November 2019, the number of job openings for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers is expected to be greater than 50,000.
  • In the past five years, employment for this occupation remained relatively steady and it has risen strongly in the last ten years. Looking forward, employment for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers to November 2020 is expected to grow strongly.
  • This is a very large occupation (87,800 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
  • Certificate III/IV is the most common level of educational attainment for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers (41.7 per cent).
  • A large majority of Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers are employed in Health Care and Social Assistance.

Information for this occupation (presented as charts and tables), includes employment level and growth.

These data show past and projected (to 2020) employment levels (thousands). Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.

Apply Now

INTERESTED IN THIS COURSE?

Then apply for the HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care) with IHNA.

Before applying for the course, please check the entry requirements for this course.

If you require any assistance, please feel free to contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call us on: 1800 2252 83

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Duration  : 40 Weeks
Volume of Learning  : 1 year
Amount of Training  : 580 hours
AQF Level : 3
CRICOS Code : 093193E
Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
Campuses : Melbourne(Heidelberg),Perth and Sydney
Organisation delivering the program : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
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