Certificate III in Health Services Assistance - Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care

About the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance - Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It is for people who want to work as a health services assistant. Students will learn about legal and ethical issues in health care, effective communication strategies, anatomy and physiology and occupational health and safety. A range of health problems and related nursing care in acute care is also delivered within the course. Clinical work placement in a public, private hospital or other clinical facility is part of this course so students will need to undergo occupational screening and be vaccinated against infectious diseases. They will also be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check and complete a Prohibited Employment Declaration. This qualification is targeted to include the Group B electives recommended for assisting in nursing work in acute care.


Core: Contribute to effective workplace relationships; Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately; Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context; Communicate and work effectively in health; Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work; Participate in OHS processes. Electives: Work effectively with older people; Provide support to people living with dementia; Provide or assist with oral hygiene; Contribute to team effectiveness; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Advocate for clients; plus more.


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TAFE NSW courses are industry endorsed and internationally recognised. We offer over 300 certificate, diploma and advanced diploma courses to international students, including:

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