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Key details

Duration

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

Locations

Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

HLT33115

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who use a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

Career opportunities

Possible job titles include:
>Orderly
>Ward Assistant
>Patient support assistant
>Ward Clerk
>Operating Theatre Technician
>Nurses Aide

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill 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.

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to progressing into HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.

Fees

2022 Course fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $1,708.00 - $2,292.50, and for students who are not eligible range from $4,880.00 - $6,550.00 dependent on the units chosen.

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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, a total of fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising seven (7) core and eight (8) elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 488-655.

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
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development 30
  Total nominal hours for core units 275
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - (CHOOSE EIGHT FROM BELOW)
Group B (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern 20
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals 20
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement 25
HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment 120
OTHER ELECTIVES
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service 30
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds 15
CHCMHS001 Work with People with Mental Health Issues 80
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
HLTHSS004 Handle and move equipment, goods and mail 20
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program 65
  Total nominal hours for elective units 413
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 488-655

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

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.

Everyone employed or volunteering in child-related work is required by law to hold an Ochre Card. It will, therefore, be a mandatory requirement to hold an Ochre card in order to complete any placement.

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

Essential requirements

English language requirements

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Course details

Accreditation

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

VET for secondary schools

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.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Hospital Orderly
Area of study
Health and Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Contact details

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

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