Australian Defence Force
For over 11 years, we provided tailored technical and workplace training for the Australian Defence Force. The Basic Medical Assistant Course is a 40-week course that focuses on nursing skills, first aid, anatomy and physiology. The program delivery model was built on dual teaching arrangements providing academic knowledge and Defence Force ethos. On completing theory components, students gained practical experience by undertaking placements within civilian and Defence Force health providers.
Participants graduated with a Certificate IV in Nursing from RMIT University and were eligible to apply for registration as an endorsed medications enrolled nurse. Over 800 students have graduated.
In partnership with Austin Health we've developed a traineeship program to support the transition of skills learned throughout the Certificate III program into the workplace. The end product, known as the health assistant in nursing, works within a pre-ordained scope of practice and under supervision, complementing the pre-existing health workforce.
We successfully tendered to design an online training and development program for WorkHealth – a five-year initiative by WorkSafe to provide free health checks in Victorian workplaces to improve prevention of chronic disease. We developed, and now deliver, online training for the clinical health check workers, including training and support for clinical supervisors. More than 1300 professionals have now used the program including 155 clinical supervisors, and 720,000 Victorians have received WorkHealth checks.
For more information or to enrol visit Worker Health Check.