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Assistant in Nursing Introductory Course

Have you always wanted to be a nurse or work in a hospital or are you looking for a career change? This government funded short course will provide an introduction for those interested in being an Assistant in Nursing in either a hospital or care facility or working in allied health. If successfully completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the following units:

. Provide first aid HLTAID003
. Communicate & work effectively in health & community services CHCCOM005
. Recognise Healthy Body Systems HLTAAP001
. Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301

You will receive credit transfer for these units (and a reduction in course fees) if you choose to continue with Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115 or Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015.

Potential Career Outcomes

If Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115 is completed you could find employment in a hospital and/or care facility as:

  • Assistant in nursing
  • Nursing support worker
  • Patient service attendant
  • Ward assistant
  • Ward support

If Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015 is completed you could find work supporting dentists, physios, podiatrists or speech pathologists in a range of settings like hospitals, medical practices, mental health clinics, schools, aged care facilities or in a community health organisation.

How will I learn?

The course comprises two days per week classroom training, 6-10 hours of self study per week plus first aid pre course work and one day of practical first aid training. The training will be delivered in the College’s fully equipped nursing training room by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.


Prospective students must have an appropriate level of language and literacy to enrol in this course. This will be discussed on enrolment.

Are there Assessments?

As this course delivers skills from nationally recognised units of competency, assessments are included. Competency based assessment will be conducted through theory tasks, projects and may include practical demonstration. You will be required to complete 8-10 hours weekly of self study to reinforce the skills covered in class as well as theory assessment work in your own time. First Aid will require the completion of a theory workbook before the practical day which covers practical skills and theory assessment.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL should apply for this at least two weeks prior to the course commencing.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence used (eg passport or driver’s licence) when creating your USI eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used. Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia.


This course may be fully funded under the NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled Program for Australian citizens/Permanent Residents/Humanitarian Visa Holders/New Zealand citizens who are aged 15+, no longer at school and resident or working in NSW. See Smart & Skilled subsidised training page for details. Limited places available.

Further information

Contact Nadia Louw on 9970 1008 or email to check eligibility for a funded place, to enrol or for further information.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the course in SG00004595 - Skills Group SG00004595.
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (BSBMED301)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113