Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Swinburne University of Technology

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It covers workers in a range of work roles 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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $7,220

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education. Pre-requisite units apply to some electives.

Structure:

15 units: 7 core; 8 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Communicate and work in health or community services; Work with diverse people; Recognise healthy body systems; Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures; Participate in workplace health and safety; plus more. Electives: Handle and care for operating theatre equipment; Assist with preparation of clients for operative procedures; Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support; Assist with movement; Respond effectively to behaviours of concern; Transport individuals; Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment; Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment; plus more.

Study Pathways:

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating theatre technician); Certificate III in Health Services Assistance(Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

Further information:

Minimum work requirement of 80 hours applies.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wantirna No info Yes Full time 0.5 year

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