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

National ID: HLT33115
State ID: AA72
Qualification level: Certificate III

Course is available at the following locations

Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

<h3>Work alongside Registered and Enrolled Nurses as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) after completing this course</h3>
<p>The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) will give you the essential clinical knowledge and skills needed for <strong>employment in the health industry</strong>. As a graduate you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of <strong>public or private health care environments</strong> including acute care hospitals, aged care facilities and community settings.</p>
<p>During the course you will be involved in classroom activities and online learning including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, and experience our simulated practice where care is delivered to manikins. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of <strong>clinical work placement</strong>. The Department of Health requirements for acute care settings are met with the units covered in this course.</p>
<p>This course is a <strong>great first step in a nursing career</strong>, with the opportunity to apply for further study in nursing such as our <a href="https://www.northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/courses/certificate-iv-preparation…; target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies<span class="sr-only">(opens in a new tab)</span> <i class="fas fa-external-link-alt" aria-hidden="true"></i> </a> or <a href="https://www.northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/courses/diploma-nursing&quot; target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Diploma of Nursing<span class="sr-only">(opens in a new tab)</span> <i class="fas fa-external-link-alt" aria-hidden="true"></i> </a> courses</p>
<p>If you are currently working in, or have previously worked in the health industry you may be able to gain credit for your experience and/or training through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), talk to us to find out more.</p>
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Course description

<h3>Work alongside Registered and Enrolled Nurses as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) after completing this course</h3>
<p>The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) will give you the essential clinical knowledge and skills needed for <strong>employment in the health industry</strong>. As a graduate you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of <strong>public or private health care environments</strong> including acute care hospitals, aged care facilities and community settings.</p>
<p>During the course you will be involved in classroom activities and online learning including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, and experience our simulated practice where care is delivered to manikins. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of <strong>clinical work placement</strong>. The Department of Health requirements for acute care settings are met with the units covered in this course.</p>
<p>This course is a <strong>great first step in a nursing career</strong>, with the opportunity to apply for further study in nursing such as our <a href="https://www.northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/courses/certificate-iv-preparation…; target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies<span class="sr-only">(opens in a new tab)</span> <i class="fas fa-external-link-alt" aria-hidden="true"></i> </a> or <a href="https://www.northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/courses/diploma-nursing&quot; target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Diploma of Nursing<span class="sr-only">(opens in a new tab)</span> <i class="fas fa-external-link-alt" aria-hidden="true"></i> </a> courses</p>
<p>If you are currently working in, or have previously worked in the health industry you may be able to gain credit for your experience and/or training through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), talk to us to find out more.</p>
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Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

<h2>Are you interested in working in acute care settings?</h2>
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<p>Health Services Assistance is a physically demanding career which provides assistance to professional healthcare staff for the care of clients.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Students can expect to attend campus for Tuesday and Thursday classes, 8am to 2.30pm.</p>
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<p><a data-entity-substitution="media" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="90bd4c06-c28d-4921-b2fc-fed35e41c22a" href="https://www.southmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/sites/default/files/2020-10/Inform…; target="_blank" title="Informed Choices Health Services Assistance Acute Care">Core Skills Required (308 KB) <span class="sr-only">(PDF document - opens in a new tab)</span><i class="far fa-file-pdf" aria-hidden="true"></i> <i class="fas fa-external-link-alt" aria-hidden="true"></i></a></p>

Course description

<h2>Are you interested in working in acute care settings?</h2>
<p> </p>
<p>Health Services Assistance is a physically demanding career which provides assistance to professional healthcare staff for the care of clients.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Students can expect to attend campus for Tuesday and Thursday classes, 8am to 2.30pm.</p>
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<p><a data-entity-substitution="media" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="90bd4c06-c28d-4921-b2fc-fed35e41c22a" href="https://www.southmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/sites/default/files/2020-10/Inform…; target="_blank" title="Informed Choices Health Services Assistance Acute Care">Core Skills Required (308 KB) <span class="sr-only">(PDF document - opens in a new tab)</span><i class="far fa-file-pdf" aria-hidden="true"></i> <i class="fas fa-external-link-alt" aria-hidden="true"></i></a></p>

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Regional TAFE

<p>This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist health staff in the provision of services to client/patients within a health care setting. You will learn about team work and effective communication, infection control processes and procedures, and basic medical terminology. You will also learn skills to assist with clients and provide support to nursing team in an acute care environment.</p>
<p><strong>This course is Competitive and further Entrance Requirements may apply.</strong></p>
<p><strong>Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.</strong></p>

Course description

<p>This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist health staff in the provision of services to client/patients within a health care setting. You will learn about team work and effective communication, infection control processes and procedures, and basic medical terminology. You will also learn skills to assist with clients and provide support to nursing team in an acute care environment.</p>
<p><strong>This course is Competitive and further Entrance Requirements may apply.</strong></p>
<p><strong>Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.</strong></p>

Campus locations

Course page link