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HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance


Be a competent nursing assistant and care for the wellbeing of patients!

This qualification covers workers in a range of work roles who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients. Health Services Assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

This qualification has been structured with elective groups for specific work functions in assisting in nursing work in acute care. In addition the qualification supports multiskilling requirements of smaller and rural/remote work settings.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

  • Accreditations/
    Funding :
    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
Course Code : HLT33115 Course Name : HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
AQF Level : 3 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
Duration : 40 Weeks Campus Location : Melbourne(Heidelberg), Melbourne (CBD), Perth and Sydney
Provided By :
Institute of Health and Nursing Australia
CRICOS Code : 093193E

The HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance covers workers in a range of work roles who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients. Health Services Assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It will be delivered and assessed over 660 hours which will include theory (20 contact hours per week), self-paced structured learning as per the session plan, simulation training and assessment 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 approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

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.

This course will be delivered over a maximum of 40 weeks.

15 units of competency are required for this qualification.

  • 7 core units
  • 8 elective units

CORE UNITS

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

ELECTIVE UNITS

CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
HLTFSE002 Provide ward or unit based food preparation and distribution services
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTHSS003 Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting

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.

Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements.

  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.0 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking or meets equivalent English language proficiency requirements

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 enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

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.

  • Interactive Learning
  • Learners Guides - Unit Study Guide
  • Handouts
  • Presentations (PPT)
  • References - LibGuide
  • Discussion Forum - Online Discussion forum
Resources for skill development
  • Simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions
  • A suitable workplace for practical placement, e.g. aged care, home and community, disability or community service organization which ever is applicable

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 is AUD $5,800 for international students.

For international students: secondary course fee is $2,500

Interested in this course?

Then apply for the HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance with IHNA.

Before applying for the course, please check the entry requirements for this course.

If you require any assistance, please feel free to contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call us on our TOLL FREE: 1800 2252 83


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