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This qualification covers workers in a range of work roles who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients. Health Services Assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.
This qualification has been structured with elective groups for specific work functions in assisting in nursing work in acute care. In addition the qualification supports multiskilling requirements of smaller and rural/remote work settings.
This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.
The total tuition cost for the HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is AUD $5,800 for international students.
For international students: secondary course fee is $2,500
|Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria – 3000, Australia
|Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia
Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia
The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It will be delivered and assessed over 660 hours which will include theory (20 contact hours per week), self-paced structured learning as per the session plan, simulation training and assessment and 80 hours of work-based training / professional experience placement (PEP).
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.
15 units of competency are required for this qualification.
|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|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|HLTFSE001||Follow basic food safety practices|
|HLTFSE002||Provide ward or unit based food preparation and distribution services|
|CHCCCS012||Prepare and maintain beds|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|HLTHSS003||Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting|
There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.
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.
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) 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.
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:
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.
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 :
After studying the Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (HSA), students can opt for:
A successful graduate can work as:
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
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.
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Then apply for the HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance with IHNA.
Before applying for the course, please check the entry requirements for this course.
|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), Melbourne (CBD), 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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