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Vocational Education & Training

HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

2018

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Overview

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.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Hospital Orderly

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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Career opportunities

Possible job titles include:

  • Orderly
  • Ward Assistant
  • Patient support assistant
  • Ward Clerk
  • Operating Theatre Technician
  • Nurses Aide

Credit transfers & 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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@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

 

Course information flyer(s)

For further information see the following:

HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance - 2018

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:

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 543 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,629.00
Domestic Full Fees: $9,231.00

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 are charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
2018: Information about 2018 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees will be published early in December 2018.
 

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

  • 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: Internal
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

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

Contact details

Community Services and Allied Health
Location: Casuarina & Alice Springs Campuses
Phone: 08 8946 7517 (Northern Region) or 08 8959 5239 (Southern Region)
Fax: 08 8946 7118
Email: csh-enquiries@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

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.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 543.
 

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 - Group B (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
20
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
20
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
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
25
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
HLTHSS004 Handle and move equipment, goods and mail 20
  Total nominal hours for elective units
268
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
543

 

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