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HLT23215 / HLT33115

Certificate II in Health Support Services / Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Dual award

Start your career in the health industry with this entry-level dual qualification that will give you the skills to work as an assistant in nursing (AIN).

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NEXT START DATE 30 Jan 2023
STUDY LOCATIONS Gold Coast
WAYS TO STUDY TAFE at School
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
TAFE at School Full Fee
$930

Course overview

Get a head start in the health care sector with this entry-level dual qualification. This pathway is perfect for people looking for the foundation skills needed to assist in a diverse range of health care settings. Health care workers are in high demand in Australia with forecasts expecting more than 50,000 job openings in the next five years. This qualification will give you the knowledge to work as an assistant in nursing (AIN).

Develop the skills you need to comply with infection prevention and WHS, interpret and apply medical terminology, and recognise healthy body systems. You will also learn how to transport clients and carry out nursing assistant duties in a range of settings. Our highly experienced team of industry professionals will give you the support and one-on-one guidance you need to successfully transition into the health care sector.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an AIN. It will also give you the foundation knowledge needed to undertake further studies in this field.

What can I do?

  • Food Services Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Ward Assistant (hospital)
  • Hospital Laundry Worker

Course outcome:

HLT23215 / HLT33115 Certificate II in Health Support Services / Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Boost your career

Our TAFE at School program will give you a head start on your career. Successful completion of your course counts toward your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and will give you guaranteed entry into a diploma course at TAFE Queensland. Your certification will also allow you to enter the workforce sooner.

Industry-standard facilities

Our learning spaces are more than just classrooms. Our simulated clinical labs are equipped with the latest in electric beds, ceiling and stand-alone hoists, hygiene chairs, and responsive PC-operated simulator mannequins. These working environments will prepare you for real-world situations while under the supervision of industry professionals.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed below. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBMED301
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBMED301
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBWOR301
    Organise personal work priorities and development
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBWOR301
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise own work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise personal work priorities and development

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM005
    Communicate and work in health or community services
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate and work in health or community services

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAAP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise healthy body systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTINF001
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTINF001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
30 Jan 2023
8 terms
Online with tutorials, scheduled practical lab sessions and 80 hours of vocational placement
Friday
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $930

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Certificate II in Health Support Services / Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT23215 / HLT33115)

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Certificate II in Health Support Services / Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

COURSE CODE: HLT23215 / HLT33115
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must be in your senior years of high school as well as meet the following criteria:

  • program selection must reflect your SET Plan options
  • academic achievement should support your selection - a pass in Year 10 Maths and English is highly recommended (if you do not have a pass achievement you will require a support plan from the school explaining how they will support you to successfully complete the program)
  • you must be enrolled, have regular attendance and remain in school for the duration of the program.
Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You may also be required to purchase uniform items, including TAFE Queensland branded items. These details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

Placement

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and subsequent restriction of access to some health care facilities during this time, may cause delays with vocational placement and completion of this course.

Students are advised that they will need to evidence maintenance of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the mandatory vocational placement assessment components of this course.
The vaccines received must be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use in Australia or endorsed by the WHO-COVAX if vaccinated overseas. Please see the following link for the accepted vaccines.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This course now requires you to obtain a NDIS Worker Screening Check to be eligible to attend the vocational placement assessment component of your studies.

You are to apply for this NDIS Worker Screening Check once enrolled as TAFE Queensland will need to verify your application as a student.

During your course, TAFE Queensland will arrange a vocational placement for you in a health care facility, so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider. You may also be required to cover the cost of travel and/or accommodation necessary to complete your placement.

You are required to complete 80 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: 

While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and subsequent restriction of access to some health care facilities during this time, may cause delays with vocational placement and completion of this course.

You will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check) for placement.  Your current AFP documentation must be no older than 3 months prior to the start of study.

Blue Card
To successfully satisfy all course requirements you will be required to apply for a Blue Card (working with children check). Learn More

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

Immunisation Documentation:
You must provide a full vaccination history for all of the following vaccination regimes, including serology evidence of immunity where indicated. If you have a copy of your childhood vaccinations please email a scanned copy of these to studentmanagement.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.  If you require further immunisation you will be advised.

  • Full COVID-19 Vaccination – evidence of 2 vaccinations of a type approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia, or endorsed by the World Health Organisation. Students are advised that a booster may be deemed an additional requirement by health providers.
  • Hepatitis B - you must commence or have undertaken an age appropriate course of vaccination.  Students must not undertake an accelerated course of vaccination. To prove immunity you will need to have a blood test (serology) after the completion of the full vaccination course.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - provide serology or evidence of completed vaccinations.
  • MMR (Measles Mumps and Rubella) - provide serology or evidence of completed vaccinations.
  • dTpa (Adult Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) - provide evidence that you have received a booster within the last 10 years.
  • Influenza Vaccination: Annual vaccination 
  • Completion of the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Tuberculosis Screening form.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their documentation remains current throughout their studies.
  • Any costs associated in acquiring the above documents are in addition to course costs and will be borne by the student.
  • TAFE Queensland strongly recommends that prior to enrolment students consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation.
  • Vaccination and serology evidence requirements may alter during your studies, in accordance with changes to industry requirements and/or Australian Immunisation Guidelines.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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