Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

Certificate III

National Code: HLT33115

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About the course

Course Number: HLT33115-03V02 (AIN AC)

Have you always loved caring for others? Start a truly rewarding career with a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care). This course will equip you with knowledge about allied health administration, medical terminology and basic business skills. You will learn how to work with, and facilitate the empowerment of, people with acute conditions, people with disabilities, people with mental health issues, people from diverse backgrounds and people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. You will also learn how to respond effectively to behaviours of concern, and how provide first aid and basic emergency life support. Upon successful completion of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) you will be qualified to work as a Nursing Assistant, Nursing Support Worker, Wardperson or a Patient Care Attendant. You'll be able to work in Aged Care Facilities, Hospitals, Clinics, Private Medical Practices, and Home and Community Care Services. 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.

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