Whether you are a student; a trainee; a health care professional; or a leader of a hospital or health system; this interprofessional learning community has courses for you.
This course is for students that want to start a career in the healthcare industry. You learn both theory & practical skills.
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is a nationally recognised qualification that equips you with the skills and knowledge to work in our health care system in integral support roles. The qualification will teach you about providing personal care to people with varying needs, how to work safely within a clinical environment and how to respond to emergency situations.
You will learn about communication and building relationships with people, assisting nurses and other health professionals and how to assist patients with eating, moving and washing. You will also gain a deep understanding of the human body and how it works, and will be taught how to work respectfully and safely in an acute healthcare setting. You will also learn how to assist patients with medication, food preparation and meal transport, and how to understand and follow WHS policies.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to work as an aide in acute hospital settings. The course also provides a pathway to further study, should you want to pursue nursing or another health stream. This course is also eligible for a government subsidised fee.
The elective units offered for this course have been developed in consultation with industry partners at University Hospital (Barwon Health) and St John of God for our Geelong students, and Werribee Mercy Hospital for our Werribee students. The Gordon has also built strong relationships with a range of regional NSW and ACT health service facilities, to provide students with the opportunity for industry placement.
There are no academic prerequisites for this course, however you will need to be able to demonstrate reasonable English language, literacy and numeracy skills. You will also need to hold a current Working with Children Check, AFP full disclosure ‘code 13’ police check and Vaccination Record Card including TB screen, adult hepatitis B and MMR (or equivalent). These must be held prior to undertaking your industry work placement.
Certificate III in Individual Support
This course will give you the skills to work in the home, community and aged care industry. You’ll learn how to follow an individualised support plan, use your judgement in a range of situations and be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds. This course also includes 120 hours of industry placement so you can practise what you learn on the job. You’ll need to undergo a Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) screening check prior to commencing the placement component of this course.
This is a nationally accredited qualification and provides you with the skills, knowledge and experience to become an aged care worker. It’s the ideal course for anyone who wants to start a career in aged care, or already working in the industry and want to formalise their qualifications.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll have the skills to provide personal care and home and community support services to people with disabilities. You’ll also gain an understanding of the responsibilities and duties of being a worker, including following safe work practices, completing workplace inductions, and understanding your role in supporting your client.
You’ll complete 240 hours of industry placement as part of this course. ACCSC will arrange your vocational placement and you’ll be required to attend a minimum of 80% of scheduled shifts. During your placement, you’ll gain practical experience under the supervision of an authorised supervisor.
This is a nationally accredited qualification and provides students with the skills, knowledge and experience to work in home, community and aged care services. It’s the ideal course for anyone wanting to start a career in home and community care, or already working in the industry and wanting to formalise their qualifications.
Certificate III in Nursing
For those with a passion for health, this nationally recognised qualification provides you with the skills to support patients and healthcare professionals. It opens up many opportunities for employment as a nursing assistant or orderly in medical environments such as hospitals, clinics and aged care facilities.
You’ll learn the foundational skills for working in the industry, including understanding medical terminology, assisting in patient mobility and dressing, preparing treatment rooms and more. You’ll also build a range of interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a basic understanding of infection control.
This course is a great pathway into further study should you want to pursue nursing or another health stream, as it meets the minimum requirements for NSW and WA nurses. The course will prepare you to work as an AIN in acute hospital settings.
Designed with the help of industry, this qualification helps you to understand what it takes to assist professional health staff in the care of patients. You’ll learn how to provide therapeutic and program support to allied health professionals, as well as supporting clients.
The qualification is recognised throughout Australia and will allow you to seek employment across the country, without having to retrain. The units of study are aligned with the national occupational standards, meaning you’ll gain a broad set of skills that will apply across different industries.
This certificate is ideal for people wanting to get into a fast-paced, challenging and rewarding industry. Depending on the delivery mode and your previous skills, you could complete this course in as little as six months. Those looking to take this course as part of the Queensland Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee will have additional funding support. You can also use your completed certificate to gain entry into some other vocational training courses.