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HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care)

National ID: HLT33115 | State ID: AA72

This course will be delivered with a focus on mental health.

At South Metropolitan TAFE, the "Acute Care" stream of Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, is only available at Murdoch Campus.

It will prepare you to become a health care worker that could apply for job roles of Assistant in Nursing (AIN), Health Services Assistant, Patient Care Assistant and Orderly. This is an active physical role that requires the student to gain a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to professional healthcare staff for the care of clients.

You will have direct contact with clients and assist them with personal care, communication, mobility and rehabilitation. You will be required to implement programs and procedures to maximise client well being. Acting as an assistant to a nurse or medical practitioner, your working environment can be varied. You may need to work shift hours and will need to use equipment designed for manual handling at times. Department of Health units are met for acute care settings.

  • Delivered on campus two days per week Tuesday and Thursday classes scheduled from 0800-1430
  • Includes a compulsory practical placement at a mental health facility in 2nd term of program for 2 week blocks.
  • Includes a compulsory text purchase prior to class start date. 
       o Available from http://www.cengagebrain.com.au
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       o ISBN 9780170387026 
       o Purchase Options  Paperback $99.95  Ebook $44.95 - Use the discount code SAVE10, you will get a 10% discount as well.

You will be required to have the following checks prior to work placement. All forms and information will be emailed to you on enrolment, by the Health placement team)

  • National Police Clearance (Form available at the post office. Needs to be completed and submitted to post office asap)
  • Working With Children Check
  • Medical screening and immunisations
  • Uniform is a requirement for this course (This requirement will be discussed on the first day. Uniform is navy blue scrub top and pants, with closed in shoes.)

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Delivery location, important dates and study options

All year round, 2019

Murdoch Campus - Part Time-Self Paced-RPL

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 6 months
When All year round
Where Murdoch Campus
How Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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Semester 1, 2019

Murdoch Campus - Full Time-Classroom

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Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1, 2019
Where Murdoch Campus
How Full Time
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Semester 2, 2019

Murdoch Campus - Full Time-Classroom

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Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Murdoch Campus
How Full Time
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Page last updated August 08, 2019