Course Details - Health Services (Year 2) (Plympton International College)

Course TitleHealth Services (Year 2)
RegionWestern Adelaide Secondary Schools Network
Host OrganisationPlympton International College
Course Length3 semesters (1.5 years)
This is the third semester of this course.
DescriptionThis course will introduce students to multi-skilled work roles in the health industry and is delivered in our state-of-the-art Health Trade Skills Centre. Students will gain both qualifications over one and a half years, preparing them for pathways into nursing and allied health assistant roles. Employees work under the supervision of a health professional, providing assistance in patient care in hospitals, community health centres, aged care, disability and private practices.
PathwaysHealth Services Assistance includes Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, Orderly, Ward Assistant, Aged Care Assistant, Disability Assistant and Community Health Assistant. Students who complete this certificate are eligible to continue study at a Certificate IV level. Allied Health Assistance includes work as Physiotherapy Assistant, Podiatry Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Speech Pathology Assistant, and Nutritionist. The combined course leads to a Nursing Pathway.
PrerequisitesCompletion of Year 1 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance and Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Special RequirementsStudents must wear polo shirt from Year 1 of the course. Students will need a DCSI history screening PRIOR to the course commencing. Students need to arrange this through their Home School. Students should have this from Year 1 of the course.
Delivery Location(s)Plympton International College, 21A Errington Street, Plympton, SA, 5038
Dates and Times12 weekly sessions at Plympton International College on Wednesdays from 09:00 until 14:45
Commencement date 07/02/18
Term 1, weeks 2-11 and Term 2, week 4. This is subject to change.
Work Placement10 days
140 hours of work placement is required over the 18 months of the course. 60 hours in a health facility in the first year and 80 hours in an Allied Health area in the second year.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 30 SACE credits
45 Stage 2 Credits in Year 1 of the course and 30 Stage 2 Credits in Year 2 (75 Stage 2 Credits in total).
QualificationCertificate III in Health Services Assistance and Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (National code HLT33115 & HLT33015)
RTOTAFE SA (National Code 41026)
CompulsoryHLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems   (70 nominal hours)
 HLTAHA001Assist with an allied health program   (65 nominal hours)
 BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately   (60 nominal hours)
 CHCCCS015Provide individualised support   (30 nominal hours)
Student Cost$157.20
This consists of $100 (GST free) Regional VET fee plus $57.20 (including GST) for a DCSI relevant history screening, payable to your Home School. DCSI screenings are to be arranged by the Home School.
Home School Cost$570.00
As the second year of this course is TGSS funded, the Home School cost consists of an RTO gap fee of $520 (GST free) and $50 (including GST) for medical consumables. This will be invoiced to the Home School by Plympton International College. For students who don't meet the TGSS eligibility criteria, the RTO gap fee will be $1368 (GST free). An Education and Training Plan will need to be completed for all TGSS students.
Cost NotesRTO costs are subject to change prior to 2018.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    10
Maximum   20
Selection ProcessNil –students will continue from year 1 of the course.
Public Transport167/168 (Glenelg to City), Stop 12 or 13 on Mooringe Avenue. 100 (Arndale Shopping Centre to Glen Osmond), Stop 184 on Marion Road. 262/265 (Marion Shopping Centre to City), Stop 12 on Anzac Highway. See for bus routes and timetables.
Contact PersonMs Fiona Andrew, Phone 82970488, Email
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