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What will I learn?

The field of Nursing & Patient Care Assisting is a rewarding career for those who wish to work in profession that gives back to those who need it most. Students who enroll into the course will complete the following units of study:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Community Support Services
  • Medical Terminology
  • Maintain Patient Records
  • Maintain Workplace Safety
  • Confidentiality & Privacy in a Medical Environment

Career Prospects

A career in nursing and patient care assisting can be extremely rewarding. Job titles graduates in this career are typically known as:

  • Health Care Aide
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant

A nursing assistant / patient care assistant helps to provide compassionate care to individuals who are not able to fully care for themselves. A health care aide should have:

  • patience
  • caring personality
  • a desire to help people, and
  • be in good physical condition.

Learning more about becoming a nursing assistant could lead to jobs with:

  • Residential care facilities
  • Home careers
  • Hospitals
  • Group homes
  • Home healthcare services
  • Nursing homes

Under the direction and supervision of nurses and patient support services managers, nursing and patient care assistants will undertake a range of duties which support clinical care. These include cleaning, catering and traditional orderly duties, for example, patient movement and transporting patients to appointments and procedures within a hospital or aged care facility.

Online Learning

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very “hands on” approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the “theory” behind the industry – they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.

Course Level

This course leads to the awarding of an ICI Diploma of Nursing Assisting. These qualifications recognise the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Fitness

Study options

Online/Distance (31 weeks)

Tuition fees
AUD $1,611 for the entire course
Start date

To suit the client/individual

Entry requirements

For international students

There are no previous work or education requirements for entry into course level. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

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