Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting

TAFE NSW

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It reflects the role of medical practice assistants whose work includes a broad range of administrative functions combined with tasks to support medical practitioners in the delivery of care to clients. These tasks are completed under the direct or indirect supervision of a medical practitioner. A medical practice assistant may work under the supervision of a health care professional other than a medical practitioner, but this should only occur where the health care professional is in the same practice as the medical practitioner and the medical practitioner has agreed to the other health care professional providing the supervision.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education

Structure:

23 units: 19 core; 4 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Confirm physical health status; Maintain medication stocks; Manage first aid services and resources; Take clinical measurements; Support health professional in the delivery of care; Handle medical specimens; Process reusable medical devices and equipment; Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures; plus more. Electives: Perform venous blood collections; Facilitate a coordinated approach to client care; Collect pathology specimens other than blood; plus more.

Further information:

A registered nurse must accept or refuse responsibility for supervision of an activity of a medical practice assistant, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Decision-making framework. An enrolled nurse cannot provide supervision.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00591E

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Coast - Port Macquarie No info No

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TAFE NSW has been at the foundation of Australian education for over 130 years. 

From the rapid economic development and population growth of colonial times to the gold rush and post-war periods, TAFE NSW has remained constant; responding to the shifting demands of the workforce, the economy and Australia.

Today, we offer over 1,200 courses, from certificate to degree level, to over 500,000 students and are ranked the number two higher education provider in NSW for teaching quality, skills learned and overall satisfaction.  (Qilt.edu.au

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  • Industry-standard training facilities
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