You’ll develop the foundational skills required to work directly with patients under the supervision of professional health staff. This is essential work in a highly functioning health system. Your understanding of how to assist and support these staff is critical to the care of patients and clients.
You’ll learn to ensure quality of care, safety, infection control, empathy and respect. You’ll also develop practical skills in patient care and movement, transport, bed making, clinical cleaning and food service.
Graduates of this course go on to work as health services assistants, orderlies, personal care assistants, patient service assistants and more.
Your dream course starts in 2022
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14 weeks (plus Semester/Term Breaks)
Wantirna (February, April, July, October) - View application and start dates
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Study this course for low-fee or free in 2022
You could have some or all your tuition fees covered in 2022 thanks to government initiatives JobTrainer and Free TAFE for Priority Courses.
JobTrainer is available if you are 17-24 years or a job seeker of any age, impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available if you are under 20 years old, or enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.
If you don't tick either of these boxes, you could still have a chance! There are other factors, too. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply.