Are you looking to enter the healthcare industry, but don’t know where to start? Becoming a Nursing Assistant is a great way to get your foot in the door. In this blog post, we’ll take an in-depth look at what it takes to become a Nursing Assistant and how MyPath Education can help you on your journey.
What you need to become a Nursing Assistant
A certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) is the minimum qualification required for entry-level roles as a Nursing Assistant.
MyPath offers this course over a 26-week period, with 120 hours of work placement included. This course has funding available and will ensure you have the right skillset to excel in this field.
This course will teach you how to offer person-centred support to those who may need it due to aging, disability, or illness. It will give you the skills to follow safe work practices and direct client care.
If this career path is a dream of yours but you can’t take time off work for studying, MyPath offers an online course. This online course allows you to study where and when you want so nothing gets in between you and your dream.
In addition to this qualification, employers are also looking for certain skills when hiring nursing assistants. These skills include:
- Strong communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Problem solving abilities
If you have all of these valuable skills, you are already one step towards being a successful nursing assistant.
What does a nursing assistant do?
Nursing Assistants provide support for people who have difficulty caring for themselves or managing their daily lives due to age, disability or illness. Their duties may include providing personal care such as bathing and dressing; assisting with meals; helping with mobility; and providing social interaction under the supervision of registered nurses or other healthcare professionals. As such, they play an important role in providing quality healthcare services to patients and their families.
Becoming a nursing assistant is a rewarding role that will provide you with job security. Healthcare is a growing industry and the need for more healthcare workers is higher than ever right now. With MyPath Education’s Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) course you can gain all the qualifications necessary for this role. To find out more enrolment and funding call Mypath today on 07 3489 7777.