This qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who use a range of factual, technical, and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.
Licensing/Regulatory Information – No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Vocational Placement or Structured Workplace learning is an essential requirement to successfully complete the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115. While you are undertaking Work Placement you will receive on the Job Training and can put the theory and skills you have learnt while undertaking your theory components of the course into practice.
The aims of Vocational Placement are for you to:
AADA College requires students to complete of 375 hours vocational placement within an accredited health or aged care provider, with a compulsory minimum 80 hours for HLTAIN001 - Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment.
Your Trainer and Assessor will be in constant contact with you while you progress through your theory components of the course and ensure appropriate times to complete onsite assessments in the workplace are negotiated at a time appropriate to all parties.
No, although it is a advantage to have work placement or employment prior to enrolling, you can enrol and start the course first. By starting the underpinning knowledge of the units of competency within the qualification before you start work, this can/will assist you in understanding expectations within the workplace.
Yes, however AADA College will need to check that your current workplace and supervisor meet the requirements of the course.
To meet the National requirements of this course, the majority of Vocational Placement will need to occur in a Healthcare Facility. They must provide a range of health care services, including nursing and personal care to clients.
This could include:
No, AADA College provides Public and Product Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance during your Vocational Placement.
It is expected you will find your own Vocational Placement. Approaching Health Facilities in your area for the opportunity to complete your Vocational Placement while undertaking the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance - HLT33115 will prove to be great practice for you in finding a job within in the industry.
The employer who provides you with the opportunity for Vocational Placement may offer you a job when you graduate! Use this time as a though it is an extended interview. Ensuring you arrive to work on time and ready to work while you are there can show the employer you are serious about working with them upon completion of your course.
AADA College will provide you advise on finding your Vocational Placement in the forms of:
As a guide AADA College, expects students within metropolitan areas to make approximately 8 attempts in securing Vocational Placement before we step in. Students within regional areas may have fewer options, however we would expect that you had contacted/visited as many Facilities within your area as possible.
Remember that this is an important opportunity to develop the skills required to secure paid employment later.
AADA College will provide you with clear guidelines to make sure you complete any necessary documentation or assessments before you start. Here are a few key steps that you need to be aware of to ensure a smooth transition to the workplace.
This depends on the employer, you may be required to meet specific requirements due to the nature of the industry. These may vary by workplace and may include:
Please note if the above are required for your Vocational Placement, these check will be at a cost to you and must be organised by you.