Course Description

The Certificate III will equip you to assist Nurses and health professionals in treating patients who are struggling with illness and injury.

What you'll learn

During your studies you will learn how to:

  • Communicate effectively and build relationships with health professionals and clients.
  • Effectively work within the health and community services sector.
  • Understand the human body and how it works.
  • Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting.
  • Help and assist clients with movement.
  • Provide transportation for clients unable to transport themselves.
  • Help clients to maintain oral hygiene.
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern.
  • Organise and prioritise your workload.

Why study this course?

  • Designed with flexibility in mind, learning materials are divided into convenient, bite-sized, 15-20 minute chunks so you can learn on the go, wherever, whenever you like.

  • The online assistant in nursing (AIN) course gets you used to working in a health clinic, via its online Careshore Health Centre, which immerses you in a healthcare environment with tours, lessons and quizzes.

  • Chat and interact with fellow students and your Trainers in forums, or message your Trainers and Assessors via email with any questions or queries you may have.

  • This nursing assistant course is a great pathway into further study, should you wish to pursue nursing or another health stream.

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Patient Service Assistant
  • Patient Support Assistant
  • Ward Assistant
  • Ward Support
  • Wardsperson