Course Details - Health Services Assistance (Portside Christian College)

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Course TitleHealth Services Assistance
RegionWestern Adelaide Secondary Schools Network
Host OrganisationPortside Christian College
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
DescriptionThis course is designed for students who are interested in working in the health industry. 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.
PathwaysAllied Health Assistant, Nursing Support Worker, Therapy Assistant, Podiatry Assistant, Speech Pathology Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Theatre Support, Patient Service/Care Attendant.
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of Year 10 with C grade or above for Year 10 English. They also need to show consistent attendance to school throughout the year and an ability to cope with the extra work load.
Special RequirementsStudents will be provided with a polo shirt which can be worn with black pants. This will also be worn to work placement. Closed in shoes are required at all times. Students will require access to a laptop and internet access at their home or at their Home School to submit online assignments. It is highly recommended that students interested in doing this course have completed one week of work experience in a health facility prior.
Delivery Location(s)Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre, 1 Causeway Road, New Port, SA, 5015
Dates and Times36 weekly sessions at Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre on Tuesdays from 08:45 until 15:30
Commencement date 05/02/19
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 70 SACE credits
QualificationCertificate III in Health Services Assistance (National code HLT33115 )
This qualification is an entry level into the health industry.
RTOAustralian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (National Code 40064)
CompulsoryBSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately   (60 nominal hours)
 HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems   (70 nominal hours)
 CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health and community services   (30 nominal hours)
 CHCDIV001Work with diverse people   (40 nominal hours)
 HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures   (25 nominal hours)
 HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety   (20 nominal hours)
 BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development   (30 nominal hours)
 CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people   (50 nominal hours)
ElectiveCHCCCS011Meet personal support needs   (60 nominal hours)
 CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern   (20 nominal hours)
 CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues   (80 nominal hours)
 HLTAID003Provide first aid   (18 nominal hours)
 CHCCCS002Assist with movement   (25 nominal hours)
 CHCCCS026Transport individuals   (20 nominal hours)
 CHCCCS015Provide individualised support   (30 nominal hours)

Competency can only be acquired with 95% attendance to class and completion of units as required.
Training Cost FeeTo be advised
Department for Education (public) schools in Western Adelaide region (WASSN) will subsidise the training cost for students if it is part of the students’ genuine career pathway and SACE. Please check the level of subsidy with your Home School. Private school students and families please see your school’s VET Leader to find out about the VET Payment Policy in your school.
Consumables FeeTo be advised
WASSN Gap FeeTo be advised
This fee will be invoiced to the family by the Home School. Please discuss this with your VET Leader.
Personal Equipment and MaterialsTo be advised
Cost NotesThere is an administration fee of $100.00 (GST free) for all courses. This fee will be invoiced to the family by the Home School. Schools outside of the member and non-member school portfolio will have to pay an additional fee of $100.00 per student + GST based on administration fees. The student's Home School will collect this fee from the family directly.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    15
Maximum   20
Selection ProcessInterview and latest school report.
Orientation DetailsAn Open Day will be held on Tuesday 4 September 2019 from15:30 to 17:30 at Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre. RSVP to Once accepted into the course there is an expectation for students to attend Orientation/Induction also held at Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre on Thursday 31 January 2019 from 15:30 to 17:00. This is compulsory for all students unless prior arrangements have been made.
Public TransportOuter Harbour Train Line - Ethelton Train Station adjacent to College. Bus stops are located on Bower Road. Bus 352, Stop ID: 1823, Bower Rd (North Side). Bus 117, 352 and 353, Stop ID: 100724 and 100725, Bower Rd (South Side).
Contact PersonMs Vanessa Dolphin, Email
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