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Vocational Education & Training

HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services

Not available to international students.
Overview

HLT23215

Casuarina

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Nursing Support Worker

This is a VET in Secondary Schools (VSS) qualification only

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide support for the effective functioning of health services. At this level workers complete tasks under supervision involving known routines and procedures or complete routine but variable tasks in collaboration with others in a team environment.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Ancillary Health Services include:
>Health Services Assistant
>Orderly
>Hospital Cleaner
>Stores Assistant
>Health Support Services Worker
>Food Services Deliverer
>Ward Assistant
>Production Cook
>Groundsperson
>Health Administrative Worker
>Kitchenhand
>Hospital Grounds Maintenance Worker
>Community Services Driver
>Nutrition Assistant
>Pathology Courier
>Kitchen Attendant
>Caretaker
>Laundry Operator
>Food Service Assistant
>Hospital Maintenance Worker
>Admissions Clerk (Health Services)
>Institutional Cook
>Food Service Worker
>Client Assistant
>Housekeeping Attendant
>Nurse's Aide
>Ward Clerk
>Hospital Porter

Credit transfers and pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline. <br />

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance or HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance.

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification. However, applicants who wish to commence this course need to have a general command of spoken and written English to be able to meet industry standards for communication.

By law all students must apply for a working with children clearance, also called an Ochre Card, to work or
volunteer with children in the Northern Territory.

Students can apply for a Ochre Card through Safe NT/NT Police or the Northern Territory Government:

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the HLT Health Training Package.

Additional information

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Casuarina

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

Course structure

To achieve a CERTIFICATE II IN HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES a total of TWELVE (12) units of competency must be completed comprising FOUR (4) Core and EIGHT (8) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 293.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20
  Total nominal hours for core units 115
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group F- Client Support Specialisation
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds 15
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern 20
CHCCCS026 Transport Individuals 20
HLTHSS004 Handle and move equipment, goods and mail 20
OTHER  ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY

 

HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely 30
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service 30
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
UNNAMED ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY

 

HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
  Total nominal hours for elective units 178
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 293

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

International Students

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

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To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

Everything you need to get apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.