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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care)

National ID: HLT33115 | State ID: AA72

 

The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care) will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of health care environments including acute care hospitals.

During the course you will be involved in classroom activities including medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology in simulated environments where care is delivered to manikins.

You will gain skills in assisting the nursing teams with patient care, basic hygiene, feeding, urinalysis, transferring patients, vital signs and simple dressings. 

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 lift heavy weights at times. Department of Health units are met for acute care settings.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Further study opportunities:

This course is a great first step in a nursing career, with the opportunity for further study in nursing following completion of this qualification.  Career opportunities include Assistant in Nursing at Tertiary Hospitals and Assistant in Nursing at Aged Care Facilities.

 

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate IV in Preparation to Nursing Education and the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2)

Course overview

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria Additional requirements

North Metro Tafe
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
One semester
Y
Y

North Metro Tafe
Midland
One semester
Y
Y

North Metro Tafe
Mount Lawley
One semester
Y
Y

South Regional Tafe
Albany
 
Y
Y

Entrance requirements

Course Overview

Where Albany
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Midland
Mount Lawley
Duration
How Full-Time
When

Successful completion of this qualification provides the opportunity to become a personal care assistant in a hospital or aged care setting.

Further study opportunities:

This course is a great first step in a nursing career, with the opportunity for further study in nursing following completion of this qualification.  Career opportunities include Assistant in Nursing at Tertiary Hospitals and Assistant in Nursing at Aged Care Facilities.

 

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate IV in Preparation to Nursing Education and the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2)

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

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Page last updated September 22, 2017