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

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Qualification Code : HLT33115 Qualification Name : HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)
Duration :26 Weeks Volume of Learning : 1 year                       Amount of Training : 565 hours
AQF Level :3 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
RTO ID :21985 Campus : Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney
CRICOS Code :093193E Fees : Click here for more details
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Now you can kickstart a career in Acute Care Assistance as a nursing assistant or a patient service worker within public or private healthcare facilities. Undertaking a Certificate in Health Service Assistance will equip you with the competencies to provide professional health assistance to health staff and to care for patients' needs and wellbeing.

The HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (HSA) course aims to create competent, and knowledgeable nursing support workers who are able to apply medical terminologies, work within a diverse team, ably participate in workplace health & safety, and assist in nursing care, patient care and in transportation.

Successful completion of this course will open pathways for those who wish to continue their education. Graduates will be able to study HLT57715 - Diploma of Practice Management , Diploma of Paramedical Science, and Diploma of Nursing.

Nationally accredited by Nationally Recognised Training in Australia, this certification course is a joint initiative of the Australian and State and Territory governments.

Course learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the graduates will be able to:

• Assess patients' health status and deliver clinical care.
• Clearly communicate with patients and staff.
• Understand the legal and ethical requirements of the organisation.
• Work within a diverse environment.
• Follow workplace health and safety norms with care.
• Transport patients safely.
• Provide First Aid when needed.
• Ably assist nursing and medical staff in an acute care environment.

Course Overview

Face-to-face mode:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery, simulated training and practical placement of at least 120 hours with a variety of assessments. This course will be delivered over 565 hours, including theory (20 hours per week at an IHNA campus), simulation training and at least 120 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP).

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

The completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies. IHNA considered nominal hour guidelines (Victorian Purchasing Guide and Western Australian Nominal Hours Guide) when confirming the course duration. This duration was chosen to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes for both the qualification type and discipline.

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.

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:
•   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

Electives

CHCCCS002

Assist with movement

CHCCCS020

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

CHCCCS026

Transport individuals

HLTAIN001

Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment

HLTAIN002

Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment

CHCCCS012

Prepare and maintain beds

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'International Students Admission Policy and Procedure' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
• Satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.5 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking; IHNA accepts equivalent scores in OET, TOEFL iBT and PTE.

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test conducted by IHNA 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).

Additional Requirement for Professional Experience Placement (PEP).

• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP)
• A satisfactory Working with Children Check is required.
• 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.

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

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:

Strength: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
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.

The total tuition cost for the HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) is AUD $5,800 for international students.

For more information please Click here or contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call 1800 22 52 83

Other funding options are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au

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Face to face Delivery

Campus : Melbourne(Heidelberg) | Perth | Sydney(Parramatta)
2018-02-05
2018-07-02

Perth Campus

Our campus in Perth City is in the heart of the business district. Transportation and services are only a few minutes away from our campus.

Interested in this course?

Then apply for the HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (HSA) 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

Pathways and Careers

After studying the Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (HSA), students can opt for:

•  Diploma of Practice Management
•  Diploma of Nursing
•  Advanced Diploma of Nursing
•  Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Care

A successful graduate can work as:

•  Acute Care Assistant
•  Food Services Worker in a Hospital
•  Patient Care Assistant
•  Ward Support
•  Patient Service Assistant
•  Nursing Assistant

87,800 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Practice Managers visit Job Outlook

Employment level and growth

•  During the next five years leading to November 2019, the number of job openings for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers is expected to be greater than 50,000.
•  In the past five years, employment for this occupation remained relatively steady and it has risen strongly in the last ten years. Looking forward, employment for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers to November 2020 is expected to grow strongly.
•  This is a very large occupation (87,800 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
•  Certificate III/IV is the most common level of educational attainment for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers (41.7 per cent).
•  A large majority of Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers are employed in Health Care and Social Assistance.

Information for this occupation (presented as charts and tables), includes employment level and growth.

Pathways and Careers

These data show past and projected (to 2020) employment levels (thousands). Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.


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