Assistant in Nursing Traineeship
- Do you want to be part of the team helping patients to recover in our hospitals?
- Ever thought about being a nurse, but were unsure about how or where to start?
Maybe an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) traineeship is for you.
WA Health is working with Central Institute of Technology to prepare interested and capable people to work with nurses in Perth hospitals. This traineeship offers a mix of classroom work and on-the-job training. Once you have completed the six-month full-time program you will receive a Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Acute Care).
As an AIN, you always work with the support and direction of a registered nurse. Some of the things you will be doing include:
- assisting patients with their meal set up and feeding
- assisting with hygiene needs such as with showering, shaving and mouth care
- assisting patients to get in and out of bed, chairs and to mobilise within the ward environment
- helping staff keep patients safe by keeping a watchful eye on those who might be restless or confused
- supporting the ward team by answering patient call bells and ward telephones
- general ward restocking, tidy and cleanliness
Trainees are paid a weekly wage and enjoy all the benefits of learning in a progressive and friendly environment.
For further information see:
Applications for the 2013 AIN Traineeship closed in November 2012.
Specific information about the 2014 AIN Traineeship will not be available until late 2013.
If you would like to receive information as it comes to hand regarding the 2014 AIN Traineeship, please Register your interest here
In the meantime please feel free to check back with the NMO website for details throughout 2013 for news as it comes to hand.
The AIN Traineeship was recently named as winner at the WA Health Awards for 'Excellence in Clinical Training'
It is worth noting that an Assistant in Nursing qualification can be used to fast-track your way into an amazing career in nursing or midwifery. If you decide you are ready to go further and study to become a nurse or midwife, this qualification will also allow you to get paid to work as an Assistant in Nursing while you study.
For more information
West Coast Institute of Training’s Aboriginal Academy of Sport, Health and Education (AASHE) also offers a Certificate III Health Service Assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (PDF 1.08MB).
Also, contact Marr Mooditj for their Certificate III Health Service Assistance course being run in 2012.
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