Start Your Career in Nursing, Aged Care & More
Dedicated pathway for senior students interested in pursuing a career in health
The program is designed to give students the ability to develop an understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, communication and team work, and establish a solid foundation on which to build their healthcare career after Year 12.
The program will deliver a Certificate II in Health Support Services in Year 11 and Certificate III in Health Services Assistance in Year 12 with School-Based Traineeship pathway opportunities.
HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services
Gain valuable experience in a healthcare setting and learn about infection control, patient safety, first aid and other foundational care principles. The course will take twelve months (four terms).
HLT33015 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance course will arm you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in a range of assistant-style roles—from jobs as a patient care attendant or an assistant in nursing, through to orderly and wardsperson positions.
Play a key role in supporting front-line healthcare workers as an acute care assistant, patient care attendant, orderly or wards person. The course runs for 1 Semester (two terms).
Key areas of learning and skills development include:
- interpreting and applying medical terminology
- anatomy and physiology
- working in health and community services
- infection prevention and control
Future Career Options
Graduates of the course will be able to work confidently in the following roles:
- Allied health
- Aged care
- Disability care
- Healthcare support
- Healthcare Administration
Or you may decide to continue your studies after Year 12 and use these courses as a stepping stone into
- Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115)
- Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)
- Certificate III in Pathology Collection (HLT37215)
- Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (HLT33015)
- Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115)
- Certificate III in Health Administration (HLT37315)
The Cert II in Health Support Services and Cert III in Health Services Assistance courses gives you a huge range of options. The Trade College Industry Liaison Officers will help guide you. Our ILOs hold a minimum qualification of a Certificate IV in Career Development, allowing them to provide professional career counselling.
The healthcare industry is the country’s largest employer by sector and high future growth will ensure plenty of jobs. So, if you’re looking for a career that’s both meaningful and rewarding, studying a health course at ATCNB is a great place to start.