​Congratulations on taking a step towards a rewarding career. There is now a vocational training qualification that can support you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to work as an Assistant in Nursing in acute care.

Studying the Acute Care pathway in the HLT33115 Certificate III Health Services Assistance allows you to specialise as an Assistant in Nursing in the acute care environment. Acute care is the term used for the care of patients generally provided in a hospital for short term treatment. This care is usually required for a severe illness, following surgery or as a result of an injury. This means you will have the opportunity to work in acute care facilities such as your local hospital.

Assistants in Nursing work as a member of the nursing team, assisting nurses and supporting patients in their activities of daily living. For example, helping patients with their hygiene needs and assisting nurses monitor their condition by taking blood pressure, temperature and respiration rates.

Assisting in Nursing can be a rewarding career in itself or you may wish to use the experience as a start to a career in nursing. More information on nursing careers can be found at Careers in Nursing and Midwifery.

Current as at: Friday 18 October 2019