Are you interested in working in acute care settings?
Health Services Assistance is a physically demanding career which provides 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. This course has a focus on mental health and includes Department of Health units for acute care settings.
Students can expect to attend campus for Tuesday and Thursday classes, 8am to 2.30pm.
You will be required to have the following checks prior to work placement. All forms and information will be emailed to you on enrolment.
- National Police Clearance (Form available at the post office. Needs to be completed and submitted to a post office)
- Working With Children Check
- Medical screening and immunisations
|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|
Explore the core skills required to see if you will be successful in study in this course and work in this industry.
- Students need to purchase the text book for their first class.
Visit the book suppliers website www.cengagebrain.com.au(opens in a new tab) and enter the number into the search bar: ISBN 9780170387026 (Use the discount code SAVE10 to get a 10% discount).
- Uniform is a requirement for this course and will be discussed on your first day.
Uniform is navy blue scrub top and pants, with closed in shoes.
Work placement is a requirement for this course
This course has a mandatory work placement component that all students must complete. South Metropolitan TAFE will assist students in finding a suitable work placement by working with our industry partners. Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that some work placements have been cancelled, put on hold or student places significantly reduced. While every effort is being made to work with our industry partners to secure work placements during this unprecedented time, there may be delays in students being placed. As a result of these delays some students may take longer than the expected time to complete their course. Lecturing staff will keep all students up to date, and will inform students if this may affect them and cause a delay in finishing their course.
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