Do you have a desire to work in a helping profession? Would you like to start a career in one of the most in-demand and secure industries? Yes? Then this is the course for you.
The Certificate of Health Care is an online professional development program that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in the dynamic health care environment with clients, staff, visitors and suppliers.
In this online course you will learn how to communicate with a range of internal and external clients in a medical environment; and to use appropriate advanced medical terminology. You will also learn effective communication skills to support the delivery of client care services within the health industry. In addition, this course will also impart the necessary knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to recognise physical health status and to identify the functioning of the human body in the context of health care work.
This online course will also teach the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response; life support; and the management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. These skills and knowledge may be applied in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Unit 1 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Receive and interpret medical terminology
Major human body systems
Illness, injuries and medical conditions
Investigations and procedures
Medical equipment and instruments
Specialist medical practitioners
Policies and procedures
Ordering and receiving goods
Surgery types / terminology
Surgical procedure references
Produce draft for verification
Unit 2 - Provide first aid
Duty of care
Health and safety
First aid response
Assessing a baby or toddler
Injuries and illness
Emergency response services
First aid procedures
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
DRSABCD action plan
Training and current qualifications
First aid management
Stress, fear and shock
Right to refuse
Automated external defibrillators (AED)
Puffers / inhalers
Masks and first aid kits
First aid equipment
Angina and heart attack
Soft tissue injuries
Eye, head and spinal injuries
Confidentiality of records
Debriefing after critical incidents
Unit 3 - Communicate and work in health or community services
Characteristics of respect
Motivational interviewing (MI)
Responding to requests
Cultural and diverse clients
Clarify lines of communication
Law and ethics
Unit 4 - Recognise healthy body systems
The human body
Major body systems
Relationships between body systems
The healthy eating pyramid
Leisure and recreation
Hygiene and cleanliness
Alcohol and drugs
Rest / sleep
Healthy functioning of the body
A healthy body
The human brain
Health and aging
Unit 5 - Confirm physical health status
Physical health status
Obtain accurate information
Observation and testing
Identify and address
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Major body systems
Identify potential health problems
Impacting factors on condition
Check client health status
Delivery of health intervention
Check major body systems
Disorders and diseases
Treatment / care programs
Variations from normal health status
Observations, signs and symptoms
Questioning / historical data
Methods and protocols for testing
Other tests / testing procedures
High risk needs
Unit 6 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Safe work practices and procedures
Standard codes of practice
Accidents and emergencies
Reporting hazards / potential hazards
Behaviours of concern
Risk reduction strategies
Workplace violence audit
Workplace policies and procedures
Hierarchy of control
Manual handling / lifting
Multiple causation of accidents and illness
Safe work practices for infection control
Duty of care
Workplace policies and procedures
Ergonomics and risk assessment
Unit 7 - Communicate in complex situations to support health care
Establish and build rapport
Behaviours that compromise rapport
Respect for confidentiality
Health care records
Conveying care procedures
Respecting authority personnel
Patient understanding of information
Urgency of situation
Meeting a patient’s
Confirm situation needs
Discretion and confidentiality
Complex or difficult situations
Defusing a situation
Key negotiation behaviours
Conflict resolution model
Communication codes and equipment
Conveying complex information
Level of authority
Complete all documentation
Good hygiene practices
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $350.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.