Learn the skills that you require to work in a hospital setting or a healthcare facility where you will provide assistance with the care of patients, under the supervision of allied health professionals. You will be qualified to work as a professional, compassionate healthcare assistant, responsive to those in need. Depending on the health setting, work may include following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional.
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
BSBWOR204 Use business technology
The assessments will include the validation of underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. A range of assessment strategies to meet different learner needs will be selected. Assessment strategies may include:
- Research projects
- Self/peer assessment
- Written questions
- Oral presentations
- Case study
- Group discussion
- Log Book
- Work related projects
- Practical experience
By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF Qualification.
- patient care assistant
- assistant in a community care setting
- assistance to an allied health professional
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
full-time: 6 months
- February 2020 intake: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am-4pm. Additional days will be required for the completion of 10 days or 80 hours of placement. This course will also include some online and self-directed learning elements.
- August 2020 intake: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am-4pm, commencing 24 August 2020. Additional days will be required for the completion of 10 days or 80 hours of placement. This course will also include some online and self-directed learning elements.
Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of their first clinical placement. During relevant stages of the course, students complete a 10 day period (80 hours) of clinical placement for which 100% attendance is required. Students will need a current police check, working with children check and an updated immunisation record. These placements are organised by Wodonga TAFE. The specific aims of the Clinical Placement are:
- To apply knowledge learned during your studies in the workplace;
- To gain skills that are recognised by industry;
- To become familiar with employers’ expectations;
- To increase your employment options and employability skills; and
- To broaden your understanding of the industry.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
From 1 January 2019, Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that will pay your tuition fees to study in this selected course at Wodonga TAFE, if you’re eligible, subject to minimum numbers.
Government Funded $1,713.00 (Tuition $1,590.00, Materials $123.00)
Concession $441.00 (Tuition $318.00, Materials $123.00)
Fee For Service $2,243.00 (Tuition $2,120.00, Materials $123.00)
Fees Additional Information
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the ‘Apply Now’ tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
How to apply
Apply via the ‘Apply online now’ button in this course information page. If the course is not available for online application, you can submit your enquiry via the online form below. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly customer service team on 1300 69 8233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This course may provide you with a pathway into other health and community services-related courses, that may include:
- Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
- Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
- Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
- Diploma of Nursing
When You Can Enrol
Apply online now for the midyear 2020 intake for the course commencing in August. Applications close 24 July 2020. Please note: if applications are not open, register your interest via the online enquiry form to be notified when the next course intake application form is available.
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