Warrnambool, Workplace training
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|Start any time
|On-the-job training and skills practice plus monthly workplace visits from the trainer for training and assessment
This course is ideal for people employed as a trainee in entry-level roles in the health sector and are interested in pursuing a career supporting clients in acute and aged care environments.
You will gain hands-on skills and knowledge on-the-job while completing a formal qualification in health services assistance.
Students will learn a variety of skills including interpreting medical terminology, health and safety, communicating with health or community services, basic food safety practices, general cleaning in a clinical setting, preparing beds and supporting people living with dementia.
During this course, you will learn a variety of skills and knowledge including:
If you are wanting to further your qualification, successful completion of this course will enable you to pathway into the Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate IV in Mental Health, Diploma of Nursing or Diploma of Community Services.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
You must also be at least 18 years of age.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible for this qualification, you must successfully complete 15 units: 7 core and 8 elective.
|Participate in Workplace Health and Safety
|Work with diverse people
|Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
|Assist with movement
|Communicate and work in health or community services
|Recognise healthy body systems
|Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
|Organise personal work priorities
|Follow basic food safety practices
|Prepare and maintain beds
|Provide ward or unit based food preparation and distribution services
|Perform kitchenware washing
|Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
|Course fees by student type
|Indicative Course Fee
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)
Students who are eligible for Free TAFE place will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more about Free TAFE courses and eligibility or contact our Customer Service team.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees
|Indicative Course Fee
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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