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. The role of a Health Services Assistant would involve direct client contact under supervision by a Health Professional. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must undertake work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
There are no entry requirements for this course however, there are mandatory clinical placement requirements which need to be met. Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.
Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.
Additional information2018 Residential School information Students studying this course will need to attend one, compulsory three (3) day practical skills workshop. Students will be required to have completed this workshop prior to attending a practical work placement. Workshops details will be provided by your teacher and students should confirm workshop dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation. Clinical Placement is a compulsory part of this course, please refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines for more details and requirements. Students are required to complete: the assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes work placement and/or simulated assessment IMPORTANT: Changes to Mandatory Check Requirements In compliance with CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, there has been a number of changes for your mandatory check requirements. These changes take effect and are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards. Please click here for full details of your requirements or access these requirements via the Moodle site. Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks. You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions. Depending upon the capacity of the health care providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students will be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed clinical placement. Students will only be offered one placement per student, per course, per term. Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 4930 9124.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire or Apply Now|
|AQF Level||Level 3: Certificate III|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Possible employment options may include: acute care assistance, assistant in nursing, nursing assistant, nursing support worker, patient service attendant, patient support assistant, patient care assistant, ward assistant.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.
18 months full-time
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||More Information||Training.gov Details|
Study Sequence Enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order: BSBWOR301 and HLTINF001 HLTWHS001 and BSBMED301 HLTAAP001 and CHCCCS002 CHCCCS011 and CHCCCS012 CHCCOM005 and CHCDIV002 CHCCCS026 and CHCAGE005 CHCCCS020 and CHCDIV001
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS012||Prepare and maintain beds||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS026||Transport individuals||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|1||BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development|
|1||HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|2||HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety|
|2||BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|3||HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems|
|3||CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement|
|4||CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs|
|4||CHCCCS012 - Prepare and maintain beds|
|5||CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services|
|5||CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|6||CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia|
|6||CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals|
|7||CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people|
|7||CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
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Please refer to the online Timetable for the most up to date details for mixed mode residentials. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change.
Residential School Information / On-campus Learning Sessions
Students studying this course will need to attend one, compulsory four day practical skills residential. Students will be required to have completed this residential school prior to attending a practical work placement.
Residential schools are offered across several CQUniversity campuses including:
Residential school details will be provided by your teacher and students must confirm workshop dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.
Work Placement Requirements - Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
All students will be required to undertake 80 hours a work placement component as a part of this qualification. This will be arranged by the University WIL team. Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to email@example.com or call (07) 4930 9124.
All students will need to comply with the CQUniversity Immunisation Policy, Mandatory Checks and relevant cut off dates.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative
Community organisations successful in their application with the Queensland Government have access to the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. This funding can assist students, who meet the eligibility criteria, apply for a place in their community organisation’s project. Further information about the initiative can be found at https://training.qld.gov.au/home/sqw.
The following community organisations have a partnership agreement in place with CQUni, as the preferred Registered Training Organisation. This partnership gives these organisations the ability to recruit students within their community who meet the eligibility criteria set by the Department of Education and Training, and send through documentation to enable CQUni to process the pre-enrolments.
Students currently studying or wanting to enquire about eligibility with the funding or for this course can contact the community organisation.
Resource and Computing Requirements
It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that you have access to the CQUniversity website. You will be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the internet.
It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission.
All submissions of assessment must be uploaded electronically to the VET Moodle platform.