(Nationally Recognised Training)
||Part Time Day
||Traineeships, School trainees, TVET
||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.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.
1. NSW HEALTH
Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
||There are no entry requirements for this qualifications
||Credit for Prior Learning If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
||(Assisting in nursing work in acute care)
|Support for students:
||TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways.
||Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Acute Care)
||Part Time Day
||Day/s: Wednesday Time: 9:30am Block: L Floor: 1 Room: 03
|Hours per week:
||25 July 2018
This offering is tailored for people who already hold CIII Individual Support, or CIII Aged Care, because of the requirements of our local industry. You will be able to apply for Recognition for approximately 6 Competency Units. If you do not hold one of these qualifications, you might like to consider enrolling in CHC33015 Individual Support (Ageing) for 2018.
You will also be responsible for travel costs to complete on the job learning activities and field trips, and for appropriate clothing.
You will be required to get:
- National Police Check (current price available on Australian Federal Police website)
- Working With Children Check (free to students)
Having a criminal record may prevent you from undertaking work placement, and therefore prevent your successful completion of the course. It is also likely to prevent you from obtaining work in the industry.
Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 420 hours. This includes approximately 90 of face to face training and 80 hours in the hospital. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
- Independent study
- Work placement or simulated workplace activities
- Research and projects
- Preparation of assessment tasks
- Field/industry visits
- Learning support
Required student skills:
This is a Certificate III level course. Individuals undertaking this course will be required to undertake one or more of the activities listed above.
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out the TAFE Illawarra support-for-learners website. You will be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.
You will be expected to undertake 2 weeks work experience in one of the local hospitals. You will be required to undertake on the job learning. This may include early and late shifts. The places have had to be booked in advance, so ensure you are available for them. You will be provided with the dates very early in the course, so you can plan around them.
Some weeks will include 4 hours of face-to-face classes, and others will include 5 - you will be diven details of this at your Orientation.
It is also recommended that you attend to your vaccinations.
You will need access to the internet ( you can use the TAFE library) Further information will be provided at your first class.
|Applying and enrolling:
Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE NSW to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling.
|Smart and Skilled:
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)
The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee.
Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
|Smart and Skilled Trainee
||First day of attendance is Wed 25 July 2018 at 9.30am in Block: L Floor: First Room: 3.
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.
There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.
You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email firstname.lastname@example.org
||For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123