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HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

Working in the health industry is rewarding, flexible and motivating. Every day is different, with a vast array of patients and health professionals working together with each other. The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115 has no entry requirements and is a nationally recognised qualification that will open up the opportunity for you to gain entry level employment working as an assistant in nursing, nursing support worker or patient support worker. This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to support professionals such as doctors and nurses in ensuring that health services function effectively when delivering care to patients and clients.

As a nursing assistant you’ll provide support to clients according to their care plan and under the supervision of a health professional. You’ll learn how to perform patient observations, how to work effectively with culturally diverse clients and how to use medical terminology. After completing this course you could work in aged care facilities, hospitals, clinics, private medical practices and home and community care services. The program offers electives to cater to specific work functions including assisting in nursing and working in acute care.

Potential Career Outcomes

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

Virtual Classroom

As a result of the COVID-19 situation in Australia, this course will be delivered in term 2, 2020 using virtual classroom via Zoom. Zoom is easy to use video conferencing software with a simple set up. You will be able to see your trainer and classmates and interact as though you were in the same room, all from the comfort of your own home!

This is what you need to join a Zoom classroom:

  • Understanding the basics of using Zoom – see our free Zoom tutorial by clicking here.
  • Access to a computer, iPad/tablet or smartphone; and
  • A webcam* so that you can be seen by the trainer; and
  • A microphone* so that you can participate in the class and be heard by the trainer; and
  • A good Internet connection.

*If you have a laptop computer a webcam and microphone is usually built into the top of the screen frame. Smartphones and iPad/tablets also contain cameras and microphones.

Once you have watched our free tutorial and experimented with Zoom, if you still have questions, we are offering free Q & A Zoom sessions with one of our experienced trainers. See our Zoom page for available dates by clicking here.

How will I Learn?

This course is delivered using a blended learning model. Classroom based delivery will be available again once our campuses re-open. You will be required to complete directed self study hours plus assessment tasks in your own time. You will have access to your trainer/assessor for support between classes via email and/or telephone. Completion of 80 hours of work placement is also a requirement of this qualification and will be organised by the College. Due to COVID-19 the scheduling of work placement will be delayed until later in the course – dates to be advised. (Please note work placement hours will differ to classroom hours). The practical component of the first aid unit will be delivered on a Friday or Saturday – date to be advised.

The College currently offers a part time daytime or evening course. Work placement for evening students will need to be completed during daytime roster periods at health facilities. Details of this will be discussed on enrolment. The training will be delivered by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.

Prerequisites

Prospective students must have a competent level of language and literacy to enrol in this course. An english assessment may be required on enrolment. Students will need to obtain a NSW Police Check prior to commencement of work placement. A working with children check may also be needed depending upon the requirements of the workplace. The checks can be obtained as follows:

Students will also be required to obtain Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card in order to attend work placement.

Assessments

You will be required to complete directed self study hours and assessment work in your own time. Competency based assessment will be conducted through theory tasks, projects and practical demonstration. Some of the practical assessment may take place during work placement and/or in the College’s simulated workplace training room.

Pathway to Further Training

There are many pathways you can follow into more specified fields of nursing once you gain this entry level qualification. The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance provides a clear pathway to the Diploma of Nursing which can then lead to a Bachelor Degree in Nursing

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 must 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.

Traineeships

This qualification can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Fran Butterworth at fran@nbmc.nsw.edu.au or call 9970 1000.

Eligibility

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

See Smart & Skilled Funding page for details of the range of eligible benefits.

Limited fee free scholarships are available for eligible students who are 15-30 years of age and either a Commonwealth Welfare recipient or the dependant of a Commonwealth Welfare recipient. Students with a disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are also eligible for a fee exemption. Evidence of eligibility for a fee exemption will be required.

Course cost

If you meet the above eligibility criteria for the Smart & Skilled Program, the course cost is as follows:

Exempt: Fee-Free
Concession: $240
No prior qualification: $1600
Prior qualification: $1930

Course cost includes course resources but students are responsible for the cost of obtaining a police check and immunisation records.

Payment options

Pay by two instalments (half on enrolment and half midway through the course) or $240 on enrolment followed by fortnightly interest free direct debit payments.
By Cash, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard

If not eligible for subsidised training: course cost $4900 – contact the College for payment options

Further Information

Contact Nadia Louw on 9970 1008 or email nadia@nbmc.nsw.edu.au to enrol or for further information.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115.
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (BSBMED301)
  • Prepare and maintain beds (CHCCCS012)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)
  • Assist with movement (CHCCCS002)
  • Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment (HLTAIN002)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001)
  • Transport individuals (CHCCCS026)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Organise personal work priorities and development (BSBWOR301)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern (CHCCCS020)
  • Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment (HLTAIN001)
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

<p>Working in the health industry is rewarding, flexible and motivating. Every day is different, with a vast array of patients and health professionals working together with each other. The

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Course cost from $1600 ($240 concession). Payment plan available. Click “apply” or call us on 9970 1000 to start your enrolment process or for further information. Please note: The dates listed are the face to face classroom hours only, there will also be self directed learning and work placement involved to complete this qualification.
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

<p>Working in the health industry is rewarding, flexible and motivating. Every day is different, with a vast array of patients and health professionals working together with each other. The

...
Course cost from $1600 ($240 concession). Payment plan available. Click “apply” or call us on 9970 1000 to start your enrolment process or for further information. Please note: The dates listed are the face to face classroom hours only, there will also be self directed learning and work placement involved to complete this qualification.
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

<p>Working in the health industry is rewarding, flexible and motivating. Every day is different, with a vast array of patients and health professionals working together with each other. The

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North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
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Phone: 02 9970 1000

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