Would you like to enter the healthcare industry, working in a housekeeping role in a hospital or healthcare facility? This course will give you the entry-level skills, knowledge and hands on experience to work in a role that includes cleaning and preparing rooms for occupation.
The health care and social assistance industry is forecast to have strong growth in job openings across all scenarios. Kitchen hands and Welfare Support Workers are expected to have the highest proportion of job openings.
You may work as:
- Hospital support worker
- Kitchen hand
- Laundry worker
- Care support worker
- Home care worker
Minimum Entry Requirements
- A written application form
- Over 18 years old at the time of enrolment
- Successful completion of LLN assessment
- Identification Documents
- A Photo ID
Why should I study this course?
This qualification covers workers who provide support for the effective functioning of health services, requiring discretion and judgement. These functions are carried out under supervision. These workers may also provide a team leadership, workplace training or leading hand function.
Health Support workers support the effective functioning of the health services. They do not provide direct care assistance functions such as assisting other staff with the care of clients, instead they ensure the facilities, equipment and support services underpinning a client’s care are all being delivered to a high standard.
What is the Course Structure?
This course consists of 15 units of competence, 6 units of competence which are core and 9 units of competence which are elective. Students must successfully complete all units to gain their qualification.
Training delivery consists of formal structured training and assessment of the practical application of the theoretical knowledge acquired through the structure training over the duration of the training program.
Minimum 20 hours weekly study which comprises of 12 hours of classroom based study & 8 hours of home study.
Fulltime: 29 Weeks
Part Time: Up to 2 year
This course can be delivered in number of ways, please contact IETS to discuss your preferences.
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15 Units of Competency
- Laundry leading hand
- Senior kitchen hand
- Food safety supervisor
- Maintenance supervisor
- Senior cleaner
What Units am I gaining knowledge in?
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|HLTWHS005||Conduct manual tasks safely|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|HLTAHA018||Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines|
|HLTAHA019||Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans|
|HLTAHA020||Support food services in menu and meal order processing|
|HLTFSE001||Follow basic food safety practices|
|HLTFSE005||Apply and monitor food safety requirements|
|HLTFSE006||Prepare foods suitable for a range of client groups|
|HLTFSE007||Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace|
(Note prerequisite : SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety)
|SITXFSA101||Use hygienic practices for food safety|
Assessment is based on competency (the ability to demonstrate specific skills) and is undertaken through a combination which may consist of classroom observation, discussion, case studies, role plays & written assignments and the work placement.
Course fees can vary by state and are based on a number of different factors. Please refer to our Funded Courses pages for more information, or call us to discuss the most appropriate funding or payment option for you.