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Course Details - HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance - St Francis de Sales College

 This course will not be offered in 2023.

AHSPs TitleHealth Services Assistance Year 1
QualificationHLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
RTOTAFE SA (National Code 41026)
Host OrganisationSt Francis de Sales College
Course Length3 semesters (1.5 years)
Completion of the full certificate requires 3 semesters. 2nd Year students, 1 semester to complete.
Course DescriptionThis course aims to equip you with the skills to provide safe, high-quality care to clients in a range of settings under supervision. You may gain employment in a range of direct client care settings including hospitals and aged care facilities. It provides an excellent foundation for studies in allied health, aged care, disability and nursing.
PathwaysDiploma of Enrolled Nursing Nursing assistant, nursing support worker, patient service attendant, patient support assistant, patient care assistant, orderly, theatre support, ward assistant, wardsperson, ward support.
Entry RequirementsStudents in Year 11 must have a strong interest in Health Services and a moderate level of Literacy and Numeracy. Students in Year 11 will also need to undertake the VET Readiness Orientation (VETRO) process in Semester 2, 2021 via a referral process completed at their Home School using an online form. Once the Home School has completed the referral process, students will be required to undertake a Snapshot Reading and Numeracy Assessment to demonstrate sufficient literacy and numeracy ability.
Other RequirementsA Department of Human Services (DHS) clearance is required by ALL students prior to starting the course. Because you are classed as a VOLUNTEER student when on work placement the DHS clearance is free of charge. Students can apply by using the following link: Mandated immunisation status and infection control/COVID-19 training. Students will be required to complete a self-assessment checklist to determine any physical restrictions that may impact a student’s ability to perform required duties. i.e. Manual Handling
Delivery Location(s)TAFE SA Mount Barker Campus, 3-5 Dumas Street, Mount Barker, SA, 5251
Dates and Times45 weekly sessions at TAFE SA Mount Barker Campus on Wednesdays from 09:00 until 15:30.
Commencement date 02/02/22.
Workshop attendance is mandatory.
Work Placement10 days
Vocational placement will be undertaken in appropriate settings based on providers requirements and capacity.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 85 SACE credits
Up to 85 SACE credits are achievable over the 3 semesters.
Units Of Competency
CoreHLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20 nominal hours
 HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25 nominal hours
 HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems70 nominal hours
 BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately60 nominal hours
 CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30 nominal hours
 BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorites and development30 nominal hours
 CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40 nominal hours
ElectiveHLTFSE001Follow basic food safety practices30 nominal hours
 HLTAID009Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation4 nominal hours
 CHCCCS012Prepare and maintain beds15 nominal hours
 CHCCCS026Transport individuals20 nominal hours
 CHCCCS002Assist with movement25 nominal hours
 CHCCCS010Maintain a high standard of service30 nominal hours
 HLTAID003Provide first aid18 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Cost$1,126.00 GST exempt
This training cost may vary in 2022 and does not include consumables.

This training cost is the gap fee payable after subsidised government funding from the Department for Innovation and Skills (VFSS).

For DfE families who qualify for School Card, there may be no cost for this course.

Please refer to your school's VET Coordinator for further information.

Non-member schools - an additional 15% admin levy up to a maximum of $250.00 per student.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    10
Maximum   15
Selection ProcessAn interview will be required for all new students applying into this course. The interview will be conducted at St Francis de Sales College, TAFE SA Mt Barker campus. Applicants will be contacted to confirm time and date.
Orientation DetailsFirst 2 weeks of term will involve a LEARN/Blackboard Collaborate orientation for all new students.
Contact PersonMr Branden Hill, Phone 8393 1000, Email
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