Amount of Training
Mode Of Delivery
You can complete this course on intensive mode in three to six months
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students
are encouraged to apply.
Care for patients in a hospital setting as you advance your career. In this course, you’ll learn the fundamental abilities and practical experience you’ll need to operate as a nursing support person who has direct client interaction while being supervised by qualified healthcare workers.
Your education will cover topics including helping with nursing care in an acute environment, palliative care approaches, handling challenging behaviours, transferring clients, cleaning, and work health and safety.
Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector like
After completing this course, you can pursue a career as a:
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Work with diverse people
Recognise healthy body systems
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Support independence and wellbeing
Meet personal support needs
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Provide support to people living with dementia
Coordinate services for older people
Assist clients with medication
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Implement interventions with older people at risk
Provide first aid
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Support relationships with carers and families
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Total number of units for this course = 18
8 Core units
10 Elective units
However, there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but applicants should demonstrate the ability to perform tasks as required by the health industry.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.
16 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course.
Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 10 course is required for entry into this course.
Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent.
Students may undergo language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) to identify Language, Literacy and Numeracy capabilities at the time of Orientation (prior to commencing the courses).
Students over the age of 22 will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements.
Student must possess basic computer skills which includes covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.
Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the health care sector