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HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)


Become a Health Services Assistant

As a graduate of this course, you will be well qualified to work as a Health Services assistant in a variety of acute healthcare settings in Australia. Health Services Assistants work to help qualified medical professionals in direct client contact, under supervision.

  • Accreditations/
    Funding :
    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
Course Code: HLT33115 Course Name : HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)
AQF Level : 3 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face & Online (Blended)
RTO ID : 21985 Duration : 40 weeks
Provided By :
Institute of Health and Nursing Australia
CRICOS Code: 093193E

The HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care) course is nationally accredited and is designed for workers in a range of work roles who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients.

The course is provided through Face to Face or Online mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 580 hours including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and 80 hours of work-based training/ professional experience placement (PEP).

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do unstructured learning as assigned.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work-based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

FACE TO FACE ON-CAMPUS:

Face to face delivery mode is available in a full-time and part-time delivery.
Full Time : 2 days/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement.
Part Time : 1 day/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement.

ONLINE:

Full fee Students : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement
International Students (Secondary course) : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement.
Students currently working in the industry/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement.

The delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.

The classroom mode of the course will be delivered over a maximum of 40 weeks. Blended mode completion times will vary. There will be a practical placement component totalling 120 hours for both modes.Gain credit transfer or Recognition of prior learning (RPL) for previous study and work place experience and fast-track your studies. Call us to find more.

15 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:

  • 7 core units
  • 8 elective units

CORE UNITS

CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development

Electives

CHCCCS002Assist with movement
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026Transport individuals
HLTAIN001Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
HLTAIN002Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment
CHCCCS012Prepare and maintain beds
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
HLTAID003Provide first aid

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above and need to be Secondary School year 10 pass,
OR
• Be of mature age which can be demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 21 years and has 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enroll for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).
It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP):

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement:
A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP)/ NCC will be required for all PEPs
IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable adjustments" 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 adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

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.

If you have a disability or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

IHNA requires all enrolling students to have the below learning resources that will support their learning process.

Mandatory Textbook

Students must purchase this prescribed textbook as mentioned below.

1. Health Services Assistance: Supporting Nursing in Acute Care Author/s: Kathryn Austin / TAFE

2. NSW Northern Sydney Institute Geoff Arnott.

Computers

IHNA has a computer lab with computers that can be accessed during working hours. Students must have a personal computer and access to internet to access all learning resources, online library, assessments, communicate with educators, fellow students, support services etc.

All students must have a basic computer knowledge and skills.

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Students will be assessed in both a formative and summative way. These assessment methods and strategies are consistent with the Training Package Assessment Guidelines.

Assessment tools used include :

  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book
The total tuition cost for the HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)

State
VictoriaAUD $2,500
New South WalesAUD $2,500
Western AustraliaAUD $2,500
State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students.
For Victorian Students: To check your Skills First program eligibility click here.
Students must provide appropriate evidence/ documentation to confirm eligibility.
Other funding options are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

To apply for this course, just scroll down and submit an enquiry. Our representative will get back to you and provide guidance.

Online (Blended) Delivery

Perth (Hay Street Mall)

Nov 05, 2018

Sydney (Parramatta)

Nov 02, 2018
Jan 21, 2019
May 06, 2019
Sep 02, 2019

Melbourne CBD

Nov 05, 2018
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:

• Formal learning – which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates;
• Informal learning – occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society;
• Non-formal learning – you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest-based courses, conferences);
• A mix of the above.


This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course. Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

HOW ARE MY SKILLS ASSESSED?

Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:

• Perform tasks or jobs
• Talk about and explain how you do those jobs (through a structured interview process)
• Provide evidence of your work
• A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or documented evidence of performance appraisals.
• The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification.


OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

If your qualifications, training or skills were gained outside Australia, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications to determine your eligibility to gain credit for the intended course of study. We can initiate this process on the available courses for which RPL is applicable.

APPLICATIONS FOR RPL

If you intend on applying for RPL:

  • Please request the RPL application by contacting our admission officers directly on 1800 22 52 83 or email enquiry@ihna.edu.au state your request.
  • Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Student Guide.
  • Send your RPL application to our Admissions Officer using the RPL Student Information Form (fully complete all sections).
  • Collate copies of all required documents to be used as evidence of your prior learning/experience.
  • Attach these documents to your application.
  • Submit the Application Form and documented evidence via email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
  • There is an application Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.

CREDIT TRANSFER (CT)

Applicants for Credit Transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified Award or Statement of Attainment and submit the application to the Course Coordinator. The Course Coordinator must check the Award or Statement of Attainment and grant Credit Transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another Registered Training Organisation. Verified copies of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment used as the basis for granting Credit Transfer must be placed in the student files. The student and the Course Coordinator must sign the completed Credit Transfer record. Granting of Credit Transfer must be recorded as a unit outcome in the student's file. Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any Credit Transfer granted. Credit Transfer does not attract a fee.

Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector like
•  Certificate IV in Ageing Support
•  Certificate IV in Disability
•  HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

After successful completion of the program, the candidates may gain employment in aged care service center, disability support center, residential group homes, training resource centers, day respite centers and open employment services, other community settings and clients' homes.

 

Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.

 

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CREDIT UNITS

For more details call our RPL specialists today at 1800 22 52 83 ( Toll Free ) or scroll down to submit an enquiry.



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