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Mercy Health Training Institute
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2015 Accredited Courses
About us
Mercy Health Training Institute (MHTI) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO
22085) providing nationally recognised qualifications and non-accredited training to
meet individual and industry requirements.
MHTI is part of Mercy Health, a Catholic organisation providing hospital care, aged
care, mental health programs, specialist women’s and babies’ health care, early
parenting education and support, palliative care, home and community care, and
health worker training and development.
Our philosophy is to develop skilled people with the professional attitude to succeed in
the community services and health sectors.
All students undertaking Certificate III to Diploma level qualifications may have access
to supported practical work placements in Mercy Health’s hospitals and aged care
homes were appropriate. Our team of qualified trainers and assessors have current
industry expertise and practical experience.
Training delivery
MHTI offers a range of training methods including class room based, distance and
eLearning. Please contact us for options available for your program.
Assessment
Our courses comprise of a variety of assessment methods depending on the program
and may include:
 written assessments
 verbal presentations
 role play simulation and scenarios
 direct questioning
 third party reports
 practical demonstrations (work based and simulated).
Work placement
We assist in arranging work placements so that students can gain real work
experience. These placements are primarily in our leading Mercy Health facilities, but
may also be with other organisations.
MHTI visits each learner during their placement to make sure the learning experience
meets the placement objectives and to conduct practical assessments.
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Resources and support services
We provide a range of support services and resources to assist students complete
their training. These include:
 student handbooks
 work placement handbooks
 computer access
 experienced trainers and assessors.
Funding opportunities
Eligible students may be entitled to Victorian and Commonwealth Government
funding. Speak to our career advisors to discuss your individual circumstances and
eligibility.
Course fees and charges
Learners who are eligible for government funding are required to pay an enrolment
fee.
Learners who are not eligible for subsidised training can enrol in the course on a feefor-services basis. Please refer to our course fees and charges on
mercyhealth.com.au.
ABSTUDY and Austudy approved
A number of our courses are ABSTUDY and Austudy approved. This means you may
receive financial support while you study or train. To find out if you are eligible visit the
Department of Human Services website:
www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/payments-for-students-and-trainees
MHTI entry requirements
Prospective participants will:
 have a current police check with a date of issue within six months of course
commencement (course dependant)
 have a current Working with Children Check (course dependant)
 have a professional attitude in supporting and caring for others and a passion
for the healthcare industry
 be at least 18 years of age (except for VETiS program)
 complete a pre-training review. This may include literacy and numeracy testing
and application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfer.
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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HLT32512 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Course outline
The HLT32512 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance provides the essential
skills and knowledge for healthcare workers who support staff caring for clients and
patients. It enables graduates to become competent members of a hospital or aged
care team providing support services to nursing staff and ward clerks with duties such
as cleaning, meal distribution, ward housekeeping and transportation of clients.
Course structure
The course consists of 15 units of competency: six core units and nine elective units.
Elective units will be chosen to reflect the work role and required duties.
Core units
BSBFLM303C
BSBMED301B
HLTAP301B
HLTHIR301C
HLTIN301C
HLTWHS200A
Contribute to effective workplace relationships
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
Communicate and work effectively in health
Comply with infection control policies and procedures
Participate in WHS processes
Course delivery and duration
The course will be delivered through face to face delivery or blended delivery.
Learners who are new to the industry and are not currently working in this capacity will
be required to participate in a 160 hour work placement in a healthcare setting.
Distance learning opportunities may be available to those learners who have
difficulties in attending structured learning due to their location.
Career opportunities
 Health Services Assistant
 Patient Services Assistant
 Hospital Orderly/Hospital Assistant
 Ward Assistant/Ward Support
Qualification pathways
Once the HLT32512 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance has been
successfully completed, participants may wish to undertake a range of Certificate IV or
higher qualifications which our Program Coordinators will be happy to discuss.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding.
https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/HLT32512
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HLT32412 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Allied health assistants support the delivery of allied health services under the
direction of allied health professionals. They have a generalist role working with a
number of allied health professionals such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy,
podiatrists, dieticians and speech pathology.
They assist in providing of a range of services including: inpatients, ambulatory care,
rehabilitation, outpatients, aged care and community (paediatric and adult). Their work
setting may include hospitals, community health centres, schools and private homes.
Course structure
The course consists of 15 units of competency: ten core units and five elective units.
Elective units will be chosen to reflect the work role and required duties.
Core units
BSBFLM303C
BSBINM301A
BSBMED301B
HLTAH301C
HLTAP301B
HLTCSD201D
HLTCSD305D
HLTHIR301C
HLTIN301C
HLTWHS200A
Contribute to effective workplace relationships
Organise workplace information
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Assist with an allied health program
Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
Maintain high standard of client service
Assist with client movement
Communicate and work effectively in health
Comply with infection control policies and procedures
Participate in WHS processes
Course delivery and duration
The course will be delivered through face to face delivery or blended delivery.
Learners who are new to the industry and are not currently working in this capacity will
be required to participate in a 160 hour work placement in a healthcare setting.
Distance learning opportunities may be available to those learners who have
difficulties in attending structured learning due to their location.
Career opportunities
 Therapy Assistant
 Physiotherapy Assistant
 Occupational Therapy Assistant
 Podiatry Assistant
 Speech Pathology Assistant
 Allied Health Assistant
Qualification pathways
Once the HLT32412 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance has been successfully
completed, participants may wish to undertake a range of Certificate IV or higher
qualifications which our Program Coordinators will be happy to discuss.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding.
https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/HLT32412
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CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care
Aged care workers are primarily responsible for providing individualised personal care
to older people in aged care homes in order to maintain resident independence and
support their quality of living. Aged care workers may assist with personal care duties
such as showering, dressing, feeding, toileting, transport, transfer and general mobility
and emotional support. They may also assist with physical care such as checking
blood pressure, urinalysis, temperature, pulse, weight and blood glucose monitoring.
Course structure
The course consists of 14 units of competency: ten core units and four elective units.
Elective units will be chosen to reflect the work role and required duties.
Core units
CHCAC317A
CHCAC318B
CHCAC319A
CHCCS411C
CHCICS301B
CHCICS302B
CHCICS303A
CHCWHS312A
CHCPA301B
HLTAP301B
Support older people to maintain their independence
Work effectively with older people
Provide support to people living with dementia
Work effectively in the community sector
Provide support to meet personal care needs
Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
Support individual health and emotional well being
Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
Course delivery and duration
The course will be delivered through face to face delivery or blended delivery.
Learners who are new to the industry and are not currently working in this capacity will
be required to participate in a 160 hour work placement in an aged care setting.
Distance learning opportunities may be available to those learners who have
difficulties in attending structured learning due to their location.
Career opportunities
 Care Assistant
 Personal Care Assistant/Worker
 Assistant in Nursing
 Support Worker
Qualification pathways
Once the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care has been successfully completed,
participants may wish to undertake a range of Certificate IV or Diploma in Nursing
which our Program Coordinators will be happy to discuss.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding.
https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC30212
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CHC30312 Certificate III in Home and Community Care
Course outline
The CHC30312 Certificate III in Home and Community Care is for people who want to
work in the community sector caring for clients in their homes and communities.
Clients may include older people, individuals with a disability or any member of the
community who requires support in their home. Participants develop the skills and
knowledge to provide a range of personal and home care services. They will learn to
meet the physical, emotional and behavioural needs of clients while supporting them
in maintaining the greatest possible level of independence.
Course structure
The course consists of 14 units of competency: nine compulsory and five elective
units. Elective units are chosen to reflect the work role and required duties.
Core units
CHCAC318B
CHCAC319A
CHCCS411C
CHCDIS301C
CHCHC311C
CHCICS301B
CHCICS302B
CHCICS304B
CHCWHS312A
Work effectively with older people
Provide support to people living with dementia
Work effectively in the community sector
Work effectively with people with a disability
Work effectively in home and community care
Provide support to meet personal care needs
Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
Work effectively with carers
Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
Course delivery and duration
The course will be delivered through face to face delivery or blended delivery.
Distance learning opportunities will be provided to those learners who have difficulties
in attending structured learning due to their location.
Career opportunities
 Personal care worker
 Home care worker
 Support worker
 Community support worker
Qualification pathways
Once the CHC30312 Certificate III in Home and Community Care has been
successfully completed, students may wish to undertake a range of Certificate IV or
higher qualifications which our Program Coordinators will be happy to discuss.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding.
https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC30312
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CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care
Course outline
The CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care is for people already employed in the aged
care industry who would like to further develop their knowledge and skills to improve
the delivery of care, undertake work in team leadership roles and assist with
medications in aged care homes.
Course structure
The course consists of 15 units of competency: ten core and five elective units.
Elective units should be chosen to reflect the work role and required duties.
Core units
CHCAC412B
CHCAC416A
CHCAC417A
CHCAD401D
CHCCS400C
CHCICS401B
CHCICS402B
CHCINF403E
CHCNET404B
CHCORG406C
Provide services to older people with complex needs (Note prerequisite CHCAC318B)
Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia
Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls
Advocate for clients
Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
Facilitate support for personal care needs
Facilitate individualised plans
Coordinate information systems
Facilitate links with other services
Supervise work
Course delivery and duration
The course will be delivered through face to face delivery or blended delivery.
Learners who are new to the industry and are not currently working in this capacity will
be required to participate in a 160 hour work placement in an aged care setting.
Distance learning opportunities may be available to those learners who have
difficulties in attending structured learning due to their location.
Prerequisites
To gain entry into CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care a candidate must be
recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition
process against six core units from CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care (or
equivalent). Those candidates who do not have the pre requisites for CHC40108
Certificate IV in Aged Care Work will be required to complete these units on a fee-forservice basis before enrolling in the CHC40108 Certificate IV Aged Care Work course.
Please contact us for information relating to the prerequisite units.
Career opportunities
 Personal Care Worker
 Care Team Leader/Team Leader/Hostel Supervisor
 Program Coordinator – Social Programs
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Qualification pathways
Once the CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care has been successfully completed,
students may wish to undertake a range of diploma or higher level qualifications which
our Program Coordinators will be happy to discuss with you.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding.
https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC40108
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CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Course outline
The CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health is for people who want to work in
aged care homes and/or in community agencies and day centres assisting with the
design, implementation and evaluation of health and leisure activities and programs
for residents.
Course structure
The course consists of 16 units of competency: 11 compulsory and five elective units.
Elective units should be chosen to reflect the work role and required duties.
Core units
CHCCOM403A
CHCCS400C
CHCCS401C
CHCICS405B
CHCORG405E
CHCRH401C
CHCRH402B
CHCRH404B
CHCRH405B
CHCRH406A
CHCRH407A
Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Facilitate groups for individual outcomes
Maintain an effective work environment
Work effectively in the leisure and health industry
Undertake leisure and health programming
Plan, implement and monitor leisure and health programs
Plan leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
Apply knowledge of human behaviour in leisure activity
programs
Apply sociological concepts to leisure and health
Course delivery and duration
The course will be delivered through face to face delivery or blended delivery.
Learners who are new to the industry and are not currently working in this capacity will
be required to participate in a 160 hour work placement in an aged care setting.
Distance learning opportunities may be available to those learners who have
difficulties in attending structured learning due to their location.
Career opportunities
 Activities Officer
 Diversional Therapy Assistant
 Community Leisure Officer
 Leisure Officer
 Disability Officer – Day Support
 Recreation Activities Officer
Qualification pathways
Once the CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health has been successfully
completed, students may wish to undertake a range of diploma or higher qualifications
which our Program Coordinators will be happy to discuss.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding.
https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC40608
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HLT43212 Certificate IV in Health Administration
Course outline
The HLT43212 Certificate IV in Health Administration covers the knowledge and skills
required for people to work either independently or as a senior member of a team
providing administrative functions in a range of healthcare settings. Settings may
include hospitals, community health centres and private practice.
Course structure
The course consists of 15 units of competency: five compulsory units and 10 elective
units. Elective units are chosen to reflect the work role and required duties.
Core units
BSBMED301B
BSBWOR401A
HLTHIR402D
HLTHIR506C
HLTWHS300A
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Establish effective workplace relationships
Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry
Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical
requirements
Contribute to WHS processes
Course delivery and duration
The course is via blended delivery. Participants who are not currently employed in an
administration role in a healthcare setting are required to undertake at least 190 hours
of industry placement which may be conducted in a range of health services including
hospitals, aged care homes, private practice and community health centres.
Distance learning opportunities may be available to those learners who have
difficulties in attending structured learning due to their location.
Career opportunities
 Medical Receptionist
 Administrative Assistant/Ward Clerk
 Administration Supervisor
 Executive Assistant
 Practice Manager/Business Manager
Qualification pathways
Once the HLT43212 Certificate IV in Health Administration has been successfully
completed, participants may wish to undertake a range of Certificate IV or higher
qualifications which our Program Coordinators will be happy to discuss.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding.
https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/HLT43212
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BSB51107 Diploma of Management
Course outline
The BSB51107 Diploma of Management qualification is a nationally recognised
leading qualification aimed at frontline and middle managers who want to further
develop their management skills. Participants should have considerable experience in
their respective vocational area coupled with experience in a managerial role.
Course structure
The course consists of eight units of competency: five compulsory units and three
elective units. Individuals are able to select the core and elective units of competency
from a list provided so the learning reflects the work role and required duties.
Course delivery and duration
The course is via blended delivery Assessments are tailored for the individual to gain
greater understanding of workplace practices, procedures and systems. It is
anticipated this course will take 12-15 months to complete. The program may be
completed sooner depending on experience and recognition assessment.
Prerequisites
Nil
Career opportunities
 Manager
 Senior supervisor
Qualification pathways
Once the BSB51107 Diploma of Management has been successfully completed,
participants may wish to undertake a range of higher qualifications which our Program
Coordinators will be happy to discuss.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding.
https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/BSB55107
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22056VIC Course in Health (HIV and Hepatitis C Test Advisor)
Course outline
This course trains midwives in providing information and support to prenatal women
undergoing testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other blood borne
viruses. This involves the ability to:
 provide non-judgemental client interaction
 discuss confidentiality and informed consent for the test
 provide information about the testing procedure
 competently conduct a relevant risk assessment in relation to HIV and viral
hepatitis
 appropriately deliver a positive or negative test result
 discuss strategies for individuals to reduce the risk of transmission based on
their risk assessment/history
 explore the availability of social support and the individual’s ability to cope with
the result
 discuss strategies to help reduce the social and emotional impact of a positive
result
 discuss the medical and social consequences of infection including ways of
reducing the risk of transmitting the virus
 refer the individual to appropriate services.
Course structure
In order to be awarded a Certificate for successful completion of the 22056VIC Course
in Health (HIV and Hepatitis C Test Advisor); participants must complete one core unit
of competency. The course can be contextualised to suit midwifery.
Course delivery and duration
The course duration is 30 hours – mode of delivery may vary in order to suit
participants’ needs. Delivery involves a blend of:
 pre-reading
 workplace practise/simulated learning/role play
 workplace observation competencies of pre and post-test discussions.
MHTI entry requirements
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the capacity to interact with
individuals in a non-judgemental fashion
 Must have access to a qualified HIV and Hepatitis C Test Advisor or medical
practitioner to complete the workplace observation competencies
 Each participant must work as a healthcare professional were testing for HIV
and other blood borne viruses is carried out
 Registered midwife (as required)
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding.
http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/22056VIC
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VET in Schools (VETiS)
Program outline
The Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) program aims to prepare
students for further education, training and employment. The benefits of undertaking
this program include:

a nationally recognised qualification upon successful completion of the
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
credits towards further VET qualifications

potential to gain credit towards the VCE ATAR score

hands on experience through structured workplace learning and placements
(minimum of 80 hours placement over two (2) years).
Eligibility and enrolment
VETiS programs are available to senior secondary school students (Year 10 and 11)
students who are older than 14 years and 10 months of aged at the time of enrolment
while completing their VCE. The VET course is undertaken as part of the students
VCE or VCAL programs.
Enrolment into a VETiS program is through the VET Coordinator at the home
secondary school.
Education pathways
A range of Certificate IV to Diploma level qualifications are available and can be
discussed on an individual basis with the MHTI team.
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Contact us
Mercy Health Training Institute
Ph: (03) 9261 2000
Fax: (03) 9261 2032
Email: [email protected]
mercyhealth.com.au
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