Health Services

We offer a variety of health-related qualifications which can lead to further education and a range of career pathways. From pathology, sterilisation, optical dispensing and pharmacy support, individuals with knowledge in these areas can expect excellent employment opportunities.

To work in the Health sector you should possess good communication skills and caring nature. You will have direct contact with clients and provide assistance with personal care, communication, mobility and rehabilitation.

  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Medical Imaging Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physiotherapist’s Assistant
  • Podiatrist’s Assistant

Health Services Courses

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^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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Free* Half price^ Infection control Online Skill sets VET Student Loans (VSL)
^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
^ Online availability varies at each campus. Some qualifications may require practical training and assessments to be done in person.
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National ID: G0044P
State ID: G0044P
Industry Education and Community Services
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Administer Medication

Safely administer medicine to your patients

This short course is aimed to upskill those working in disability or aged care to safely prepare and provide medications.

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On campus

Are you a carer looking to upskill? 

This short course is aimed for those currently working within the community care sector who may be required to administer medication.  You will gain the skills and required knowledge to confidently  prepare and provide medication assistance and documentation.   

 

Short course
National ID: CHC43015
State ID: AWM9
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
Online

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Start a caring career today.

Start a rewarding career in aged care with the Certificate IV in Ageing Support. Learn how to assess the needs of seniors and plan and conduct programs that make a difference.

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Study modes:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Online

If you're passionate about improving your service delivery to your Aged Care clients, you've come to the right place.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Ageing Support you will be ready to work in the Aged Care workplace in a more informed and confident manner and provide excellent care for your clients. This qualification will provide with you with an excellent understanding of consumer directed care and will allow you to provide better services to your clients and the organisations you work for. You will gain advanced skills in client care and planning, navigating legal and ethical considerations in an Aged Care workplace and an increased knowledge of falls prevention and other complex health issues.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you’re based in Kalgoorlie or Northam and are interested in this course, this qualification may be offered by Recognition of Prior Learning. For more info about RPL, click here.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT33015
State ID: AWK5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Help people action their recovery plans.

Assist Allied Health professionals including dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and podiatrists in providing the highest care to those in need.

Study modes:

Flexible
Online
Traineeship
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Embark upon your career in the health sector in this rapidly growing field.

Allied health specialties are set to grow by 22% over the next 3 years, experiencing the second-highest growth across the health sector.

You will learn how to recognise healthy body systems, interpret and apply medical terminology, assist with an allied health program, and communicate and work in health or community services. 

Successful completion of this course may qualify you to work as an assistant alongside allied health professionals, allowing you to specialise in dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, or podiatry services.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC51015
State ID: AZA0
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Counselling

Helping people could be your professional gift.

You'll learn the skills and knowledge to work with clients experiencing complex situations requiring advanced interviewing and communication skills in a community services setting.

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Flexible
On campus

Your career in listening and helping others is here.

This nationally recognised qualification provides the first step towards a career in Counselling and entry into the counselling profession. During the course you will gain industry experience and grow your expertise by completing two supervised field placements with one of 170 government and community agencies.

You may work in the areas of mental health, drugs and alcohol abuse, family and domestic violence, housing, adolescent development, or parenting and relationships - giving you a competitive edge to secure employment in this fast-growing industry.

Counsellors work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. They use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients. At this level, the counsellor will be working in defined and supported counselling roles in established agencies rather than in independent practice. 

This course may be of particular interest to graduates of Diploma or higher in community services, youth work, mental health, allied field or applicants with more than two years work/volunteer experience in community services. If you have not already completed the above you may be able to complete a combined Diploma of Community Services and Diploma of Counselling.

The course is delivered over 12 months and is grouped into 3 stages (approx. 40 weeks). Each stage comprises of a grouping of units which sequentially builds skills and knowledge for the qualification.

Stage 1 comprises of units relating to workplace safety, compliance, diversity and communication which provide the knowledge and foundation for the remaining units

Stage 2 comprises of units which relate specifically to the specialist areas of these qualifications in the areas of Counselling, Community Development and Youth Work.

Stage 3 comprises of units that relate to working with complex individuals and managing services for clients in crisis.

Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

If you enrol at the Geraldton campus and you choose to enrol in additional units you can gain a dual qualification with one of the below. These options are discussed with students prior to enrolling.

CHC52015 | Diploma of Community Services(opens in a new tab)

This qualification reflects the roles of community services and case management workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups and communities. At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

CHC50413 | Diploma of Youth Work(opens in a new tab)

This qualification reflects the role of people with responsibility for the development and the outcomes of programs and services for young people managed through a range of agencies and designed to meet the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs of young people. This work may be undertaken through employment in community, government and welfare agencies.

Diploma
National ID: CHC43115
State ID: AWJ3
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate IV in Disability

Support others towards independence and empowerment.

Gain the skills you need to really make a difference in people's lives. In this course you'll learn how to support people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible

Your passion for helping others can be a rewarding career. 

A Certificate IV in Disability will prepare you to work as a disability support worker in a client's home or within a community organisation. Learn how to help people with an intellectual or physical disability, by empowering them to become more independent and self-reliant, allowing them to participate in community activities.

People working at this level may be a supervisor or manage the performance of other team members, you can also report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies. 

Certificate IV
National ID: CHCSS00114
State ID: AE116
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

Step up and step in to a caring industry.

Provide care, create plans, comply with infection control policies and procedures and ensure the safety of all with this timely skill set.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Start your career in the community care industry.

In these unprecedented times, industries need workers to manage infection control while in the direct care of others.

There is increased opportunity for new workers to pick up skills in direct care and progress to an entry level role.

In an era of COVID-19 infection control, gain the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles and purposes within the aged care and disability support sectors. 

Skill set
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AWK6
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support

Make a difference every day of your working life.

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support you'll be on your way to a career helping those that need support due to ageing, disability or other reasons.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship

Embark on a fulfilling career helping others.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry or disability sector, caring, enabling people to maintain independence. You will gain an understanding about supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

You will develop the skills and knowledge required to provide personal, physical and emotional support to people who require assistance with daily living, including the elderly and people with disabilities.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA66
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Make a difference every day of your working life.

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you'll be on your way to a career helping those that need support due to being further along in life.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AB71
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

Do you have a passion to help others?

Start a career in the care sector, where you'll provide support and assistance to those that need it.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Traineeship

Make a difference in people's lives. 

This qualification will give you the skills to provide direct support and care to people living in aged care, community and residential care facilities. You'll gain theoretical and practical training to follow an individualised plan to support people in their homes, people with complex needs and to tailor the care and support to the individual client. 

 

Half price fees apply!

 

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA67
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

This course will enable you to start your career in disability support. You will gain the skills and knowledge required  to provide care and support to people with disabilities enabling them to maintain their independence.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Traineeship

Provide support and empower people with disabilities. 

This course will enable you to start your career in disability support. You will gain the skills and knowledge required  to provide care and support to people with disabilities enabling them to maintain their independence. You will have the opportunity to find work in a variety of settings including residential, individual support, home care, advocacy, case management and day support. 

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA68
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

In this course you will learn how to provide direct care to people who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Traineeship

Do you have a passion to help others?  

In this course you will learn how to provide direct care to people who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability. You will gain the skills and knowledge to put your skills into practice within the aged care and home and community care sector. 

Topics covered include:

  • How to empower people 
  • Healthy body systems
  • Infection control
  • Safe work practices 

 

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: HLTSS00064
State ID: AE112
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set

Skills that will keep people safe.

This skill set has been designed for the healthcare sector; specifically for those working in aged care or disability support to further develop essential skills in keeping themselves and their clients safe.

Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online

Keep yourself and clients safe.

Health and community care workers have gone above and beyond to support and care for those that are most vulnerable in our community, and with this skill set they can continue to confidently provide the best care for clients and keep both them and themselves safe from the risks of infections.

You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

As part of this course students will complete:

  • Course pre-reading requirements
  • 1 day workshop on campus
  • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  
Skill set
State ID: AE439
Industry Education and Community Services

Integrating Mental Health Practice Skill Set

Provide care to clients experiencing mental health illness

This skill set is suitable for those currently working in community services looking to upskill, or for those wanting to gain an introduction into the sector.

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On campus

Gain the skills to work with clients experiencing a mental health illness

This short course will provide those working in the community services sector with the skills to assist clients who are experiencing mental health concerns and respond to the increasing need for mental health awareness. 

The community mental health sector values employees with strong ‘soft’ skills and the capacity to provide person-centred, recovery-focussed care. This skill set provides people who are interested in working in the sector the opportunity to determine if it is the right fit for them and understand and develop foundational skills for entry into the sector.

Skill set
State ID: AE456
Industry Education and Community Services
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Skill sets

Introduction to Direct Support Skill Set

Get started in a rewarding career helping others

Gain the basic skills to work in the community services sector.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of others?  

This introductory skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to get started in a rewarding career within the community services sector. You will gain the basic skills to provide support to people in a range of health care setting 

  • Determine and respond to person support needs
  • Follow infection prevention and control procedures
  • Complete manual tasks safely 
  • Communicate and work in the health or community services sector
Skill set
State ID: AE377
Industry English, Languages and Foundation Studies
Skill sets

Job Ready Basics Skill Set

The Job Ready Basics skill set is perfect if you feel that you need a little extra support and a confidence boost to get into a job. It focuses on health, wellbeing and personal development including an introduction to workplace technology. 

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Get started in the workforce. 

The Job Ready Basics skill set is perfect if you feel that you need a little extra support and a confidence boost to get into a job. It focuses on health, wellbeing and personal development including an introduction to workplace technology.  This course will prepare you for entry level roles in a variety of industries including retail, hospitality, community services, aged care and business services. 

 Follow this up with a visit to your local Jobs and Skills Centre, where you can get free advice and support to with your resume and writing job applications, and you’ll be job ready!

Skill set
National ID: G0043P
State ID: G0043P
Industry Education and Community Services

Manual Handling

Complete manual handling tasks safely

This course is aimed at support workers and carers to safely provide assistance to their clients.

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On campus

Complete physical tasks safely. 

 

As a support worker or a carer you may be required to complete manual handling tasks for your patients. This short course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to safely complete manual handling tasks such as lifting, moving, carrying and other physical activities required to assist your patient. 

 

Short course
National ID: CHC43315
State ID: AWK8
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Mental Health

Make a career out of understanding mental health.

Learn to improve the mental health of others and help people put practices in place to keep them safe. Your skills will be in demand across health-care industries, respite care, clinical settings and more.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship

Make a career of caring when it matters most.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

Certificate IV
National ID: G0042P
State ID: G0042P
Industry Education and Community Services

PEG Feeding

Familiarise yourself with PEG feeding

If you are a carer or work within community care, PEG feeding may be a requirement for some patients.

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Study modes:

On campus

Confidently and safely administer PEG feeding. 

This short course is aimed for those currently working with patients who may require a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. You will learn the reasons why  PEG feeding may be required and how to administer PEG feeding. This training will provide you with the confidence to provide  the necessary support to your patients

 

Short course
National ID: 52831WA
State ID: BCY91
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
Online

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

Your career in health starts here.

This course will give you sound knowledge about the human body, health, math and chemistry as well as study skills to support further learning.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Set yourself up for a life-saving and caring career.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies you'll be a step closer to a career as an enrolled nurse.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to ease comfortably into studying nursing. You will learn about anatomy, physiology, and microbiology, medical terminology, applied mathematics, physics and chemistry, as well as study skills.

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies provides the academic knowledge for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.

Certificate IV
National ID: 52895WA
State ID: BGS66
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Set yourself up for a life-saving and caring career.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies you'll be a step closer to a career as an enrolled nurse.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to ease comfortably into studying nursing. You will learn about anatomy, physiology, and microbiology, medical terminology, applied mathematics, physics and chemistry, as well as study skills.

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies provides the academic knowledge for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.

Certificate IV
State ID: KAC64
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid Skills Set

Be ready for almost anything.

These essential first aid skills will prepare you for emergency health situations at home, in the workplace or beyond. Learn about first aid, manual handling, risk management, poisons and more.

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Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to provide first aid treatment for a wide range of emergencies until the arrival of professional medical help.

This training meets the Level 2 Workplace First Aid standard as determined by WorkSafe (Western Australia).

This course will cover:

  • First aid and emergencies
  • Legal, workplace and community factors
  • Risk management,
  • Assess the scene and casualty,
  • Maintain hygiene,
  • Use manual handling techniques,
  • Bleeding, burns, wound and injuries
  • Environmental impact 
  • Poisons
Includes the below units of competency:

HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID010 - 
Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID011 - 
Provide first aid

Skill set
State ID: KAC34
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid and CPR Skills Set

Be prepared for an emergency.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared to provide a first aid response in a range of situations. 

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

You'll also gain the skills required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the AR) guidelines.

 

 

Skill set
State ID: AE384
Industry Education and Community Services
Skill sets

Provide Individual Support Skill Set

Make a career supporting independence.

In a growing industry that's always in need of workers, get ahead of the workforce competition and gain the essential skills for supporting those that personal care.

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Study modes:

On campus

Your first step to a caring career.

Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! 

You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner. 

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