Students should contact their School Careers Officer.
Enrolment is dependent upon candidates meeting pre-entry criteria as follows:
- Must be a minimum 15 years of age
- Students must be in Year 11 with a sound achievement in English
- Students must have access to a computer and the internet
- Applicants should also possess basic computer skills including being able to operate a personal computer and printer, create and manage basic files, navigate a learning management system, perform basic tasks such as word processing, sending and receiving emails with attachments, uploading and downloading documents and using web based search engines.
Funding options are available for students that have not currently enrolled in a VET in Schools qualification. It is important that you carefully consider your course choice before applying. Please speak to your Careers Officer at school for further information.
Students will be required to purchase a polo shirt for practical classes and clinical placement (Certificate III in Health Services Assistance only) approximately $35.00 and wear long black pants with enclosed black leather or vinyl shoes. Ordering will be available during your first on-campus class (prices are correct at time of printing and are subject to change).
Students will be required to access online content as part of this course.
Prospective students must have the following computer technical specifications before they can access the course materials and participate in the learning program:
- Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
- Windows PC or Apple Mac - please note: portable devices (smartphones, iPads, tablets, slates) do not necessarily support all the features of Connect, our Learning Management System, and may not work properly for submitting assessments
- Computer running a minimum of Windows 7 or Apple Macintosh OSX 10.8
- Connect has been designed to function on these minimum browser versions: Google Chrome (latest) (highly recommended for students), Firefox (latest), Safari (latest), Internet Explorer 10 - older versions of browsers may not correctly display information
- ADSL or Cable Broadband is highly recommended
- Audio playback enabled on your computer (many activities use audio interaction)
- Students may require a headset with the capacity to listen and talk back (USB connection headsets are known to give superior sound quality)
- This course has a mixed mode of delivery (online study with scheduled practical skills days each semester) for 16 months.
- Scheduled face-to-face monthly workshops on Friday from 8.30am-2.30pm at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, Southport.
- 10 practical sessions (which may incorporate field trips) to be attended at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, Southport throughout the program.
- This course carries a part-time study load. Along with allocated school time, some self-directed study at home will be required.
First Aid training
First Aid training will be held at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, Southport.
The vocational placement requirement for this program is 80 hours. This will be completed in June/July or September/October school holidays in 2018 - this may change depending on industry and availability of placements.
IMPORTANT: Students are required to organise their own transport to and from the facilities, be available to attend nominated shifts and may be required to undertake placement in the Gold Coast and Tweed areas.
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast sources and coordinates vocational placement on the students’ behalf. Our Vocational Placement Team will work in collaboration with students and facilities to coordinate vocational placement activity.
Condition of Enrolment - privacy
Student details are provided to Health Care and Community Service organisations for the purposes of vocational placement. 80 hours of vocational placement is a core element of this program and therefore it is a condition of enrolment that you consent to the release of your information accordingly.
Please note: The Health Industry dictates that TAFE Queensland Gold Coast must ensure that all students going on placement in health care facilities hold the following documentation. Students are not eligible to attend mandatory vocational placement assessment without these documents. There will be a strict timeframe for students to provide the necessary placement requirements. Not attending vocational placement assessment will delay course progression.
1. Current First Aid including CPR
If you have a current Australian First Aid Certificate with current CPR, forward a JP certified copy of your Statement of Attainment with your enrolment paperwork. The CPR component will need to be updated annually and it is the student’s responsibility to ensure they provide evidence of currency to TAFE Queensland Gold Coast. If you DO NOT have a current Australian First Aid Certificate, this certificate is delivered as part of this course.
2. Working with Children Check
Queensland students - The Working with Children Check (Blue Card Application) must be completed in person for Queensland students who live less than 50 km from TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, Southport Campus. Information can be viewed at http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au All original identification documents need to be sighted and students are requested to bring these documents with them for submission of their application. If a student resides more than 50 km from TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, the ‘Confirmation of identity’ form must be submitted with the Blue Card application. Students may submit this by email or in person.
Interstate students - must refer to their state websites for further information on how to apply for a Working with Children Check.
3. Australian Federal Police Check (AFP)
Potential students are advised to contact the Vocational Placement Coordinator should they have any notification or criminal history as this may impact on their acceptance by facilities for placement assessment and therefore affect course outcomes. Students must be able to provide an original Australian Federal Police check on request of a facility at any time. Please refer to the Australian Federal Police website to download the application form at http://www.afp.gov.au. Approximate cost $45.00 (N.B: The certificate MUST be issued by the Australian Federal Police. All other types of police checks will not be accepted.) Your current AFP documentation must be no older than 3 months prior to the start of study.
4. You must provide a full vaccination history for all of the following vaccination regimes, including serology evidence of immunity where indicated. If you have a copy of your childhood vaccinations please email a scanned copy of these to email@example.com. If you require further immunisation you will be advised.
- Hepatitis B - you must commence or have undertaken an age appropriate course of vaccination. Students must not undertake an accelerated course of vaccination. To prove immunity you will need to have a blood test (serology) after the completion of the full vaccination course.
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) - provide serology or evidence of completed vaccinations.
- MMR (Measles Mumps and Rubella) - provide serology or evidence of completed vaccinations.
- dTpa (Adult Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) - provide evidence that you have received a booster within the last 10 years.
- Influenza vaccination is recommended but not mandatory.
- Completion of the TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Tuberculosis Screening form.
- It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their documentation remains current throughout their studies.
- Any costs associated in acquiring the above documents are in addition to course costs and will be borne by the student.
- TAFE Queensland Gold Coast strongly recommends that prior to enrolment students consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation.
- Vaccination and serology evidence requirements may alter during your studies, in accordance with changes to industry requirements and/or Australian Immunisation Guidelines.