IHNA's admission criteria are in line with the 'Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses', ensuring that candidates meet industry requirements.
- Applicants must be 18 years old and above, and should have passed Secondary School year 10
- Be of mature age (as demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 21 years , or has completed a Certificate II level, or has 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication)
Additionally, applicants must have successfully completed IHNA's ACSF test and should be able to demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).
Additional Requirement for Professional Experience Placement:
- Must hold a current satisfactory Australian National Police clearance / AFP/ NCC and WWCC
- We recommend that students must complete the immunization requirements before the start date of the Professional Experience Placement
- Students must possess basic computer skills.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.
Physical requirements While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA’s control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled. Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:
If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfil these requirements then please declare in your course application.
- Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
- Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
- Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
- Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
- Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.