The healthcare industry relies on the operational support of health services assistance in order to function.
The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care) is a professional accreditation that focuses on the range of roles that provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients.
Our approach to teaching this course prepares you with elective groups and multi-skilling to be a competent and confident worker under direct supervision in smaller or rural remote work settings.
Internationally qualified nurses (RNs, GNMs, ANMs, PCL nurses) can receive RPL for this course and study the supplementary skillset CHCSS00070 – Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set in conjunction with the course to complete their qualification. Fees are AUD $1,250 , which includes professional experience placement.
|Amount of Training:||580 Hours|
|AQF Level :||3|
|Course Delivery :||Blended|
|Campuses :||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Cochin (India)|
|IHNA Policies, Procedures & Forms|
|Check this course currency on the National Register of VET|
“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”
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|
|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|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid|
Pathways from this qualification: Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector like
With the Certificate III in Health Service Assistance ( assisting in Nursing work in acute care) in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:
The total tuition cost for domestic students for the HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)
|Victoria||If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0|
|Western Australia||No State Funding Available|
|New South Wales||Check with us for Domestic Scholarships|
*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding
*The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees
*Over 50 years of age? Speak to our team to avail 50% course fee scholarship.
Pay upfront and Save 10%.
Applicable for International (1 year fee) and full-fee students. Not applicable for funding students.
|Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia
|Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081, Australia
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia
37/1989 A, Bhattathiripad Road, Kaloor, Kochi – 682 017, India
(Blended: online real time theory tutorials with on campus skills training in a simulation environment)
Students are required to attend 20 contact hours per week physically at the campus and professional experience placements.
20 contact hours will be delivered through synchronised online learning which includes on- campus simulation based training and Professional experience placement.
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.
The delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.
Additional Requirement for professional experience placement (PEP)
IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunisation process before the PEP start date as some facilities will not provide placement to students without Immunisation.
Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:
With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.
We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.
If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.
L – Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.
When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.
Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:
Recognition of Prior Learning application:
Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.
This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.
Showcase/Professional L Portfolios
These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student’s academic and professional career.
These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.
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