HLT32512 Certificate III in HSA (Acute Care)


The course is delivered in partnership with Capital Careers ( RTO ID : 2194) .This qualification covers workers in a range of work roles who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients. Health Services Assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.This course has been structured with mandatory electives to address requirements of specific work functions in operating theatre support and recommended electives for assisting in nursing work in acute care. In addition the qualification supports multiskilling requirements of smaller and rural/remote work settings.

This  course requires the student to complete a total of 15 units  which comprises for 6 core units and 9 elective units .

Core Units
BSBFLM303C   Contribute to effective workplace relationships
BSBMED301B   Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAP301B      Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
HLTHIR301C    Communicate and work effectively in health
HLTIN301C      Comply with infection control policies and procedures.
HLTWHS200B   Participate in WHS processes
Elective Units
HLTCSD201D   Maintain high standard of client service
HLTCSD208D   Transport Clients
HLTCSD304D   Support the care of clients
HLTCSD305D   Assist with client movement
HLTCSD306D   Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
HLTFA311A      Apply first aid
HLTHIR403C    Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTCSD203D   Prepare and maintain beds
HLTMS208D     Handle waste in a health care environment

Care Training uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
•Classroom activities.
•Written Questions
•Observation (practical placement)

Delivery Methods
Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
Course Duration: Maximum time to complete the course is 12 months

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL and CT is a process to acknowledge your previous achievements of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL provides credit for relevant skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning, as well as formal and informal training. Credit transfer is a process that provides credit for a unit of competency previously achieved.

Applications for RPL should be received by the Course Coordinator prior to course commencement, and no later than the first week of the commencement of your course

Applicants may be required to attend a selection interview as part of the enrolment process.

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to sit a Language, Literacy and Numeracy paper as part of a selection interview.

This course includes industry based training and therefore participants of this course will either:

a) already be working in the Community Services and/or Health and Allied Sector

b) should be in an employer hosted traineeship; or

c) be willing to complete placement hours within the industry as part of this course.

A valid current Police Check is required to work in this industry.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

As of 1 January 2015 all students enrolled into a nationally recognised VET course will need to register for a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI will make it easier for students to find and collate their VET achievements. Creating a USI is free.

To create your USI, please follow the link below: www.usi.gov.au

Job opportunities include :

  • Assistant in nursing
  •  Nursing assistant
  • Nursing support worker
  • Patient service attendant
  • Patient support assistant
  • Patient care assistant
  • Operating theatre technician
  • Theatre support
  • Ward assistant
  • Ward support

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