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.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire or Apply Online|
|AQF Level||Level 3: Certificate III|
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.
1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.
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.
18 months full-time
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||More Information|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development||More Information|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately||More Information|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||More Information|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||More Information|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||More Information|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||More Information|
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|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement||More Information|
|CHCCCS012||Prepare and maintain beds||More Information|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||More Information|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||More Information|
|CHCCCS026||Transport individuals||More Information|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||More Information|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern||More Information|
|1||HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|1||BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development|
|2||BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|2||HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety|
|3||HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems|
|3||CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement|
|4||CHCCCS012 - Prepare and maintain beds|
|4||CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs|
|5||CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services|
|5||CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|6||CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals|
|6||CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia|
|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 three (3) 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 a work placement component as a part of this qualification. This will be arranged by the University.
Mandatory placement requirements include immunisations and a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, an Australian Federal Police (AFP) Check and a Blue Card.
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.