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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.
Students are required to attend 20 contact hours per week online (MS Team).
The total tuition cost for domestic students for the HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
|Victoria||AUD $2,500||Government subsidised: $0 Concession: $0|
|Western Australia||AUD $2,500||Government subsidised: $1446.25 Concession: $431.65|
|New South Wales||AUD $2,500||No State Funding Available|
For international students: secondary course fee is $2,500
For Victorian Students: To check your Skills First program eligibility click here.
Students must provide appropriate evidence/ documentation to confirm eligibility.
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Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student’s future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.
All students will have 20 hours of contact hours per week, which will deliver as supervised online sessions, self-directed structured learning & campus-based structured learning . Students failing to meet the required contact hours will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full fees.
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|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 2, 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.
Face to face delivery mode is available in a full-time and part-time delivery.
Full Time : 2 days/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement.
Part Time : 1 day/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement.
Full fee Students : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement
International Students (Secondary course) : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement.
Students currently working in the industry/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement.
The delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.
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.
For International students undertaking this course in conjunction with their primary course a separate Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is also required
Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.
It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.
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.
IHNA recomend all enrolling students to have the below learning resources that will support their learning process.
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.Assessment tools used include :
RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) assesses your competency(s) that may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning or direct work experience to determine if you meet the required skills and knowledge specified in a training package or VET accredited courses.
Credit transfer applies where students have completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation, including IHNA, that meet the requirements of another qualification or the applicable training package. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Certification, Issuing and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. There is no fee to assess a Credit Transfer.
If you are eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction in your total course fees*.
*For eligible students in select courses, contact us to check eligibility.
The application process involves 5 steps:
application >> interview (plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy) >> offer letter >> payment >> and confirmation of enrolment.
Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol, Applicants can submit their initial application online by clicking ‘Apply Online’ button.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83 .
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
|Duration : 40 Weeks|
|AQF Level : 3|
|Course Delivery : Face-to-Face and Blended Mode|
|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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