Healthcare Support (Nursing Care)

Overview

Learn the basic skills and knowledge of patient care to assist nurses with patients' needs. You will also learn to perform basic healthcare procedures. Upon completion of this course, you can work in a hospital, community hospital or nursing home, day rehabilitation centre and senior care centre.

Career Prospects & Progression

Skilled Healthcare Assistants have good career prospects and are high in demand. Graduates can expect a stable and secure entry career in healthcare. With a friendly attitude and good work ethics, graduates can look forward to promising career progression.

Healthcare Assistant > Senior Healthcare Assistant

Award of Certification

WSQ Statement of Attainment by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Modules
  • LIFTING, TRANSFERRING AND POSITIONING OF PATIENTS
  • ASSIST PATIENTS WITH BASIC HYGIENE ACTIVITIES
  • MEASURE AND RECORD PATIENT'S VITAL SIGNS
  • Measure and record patient's vital sign
  • PERFORM PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES V2.0
  • PERFORM CLINICAL TEST AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION PROCEDURES
Duration
  Total Trg. Duration
Competency Unit (CU) Competency Standard(s) Code Hours Days Mths
LIFTING, TRANSFERRING AND POSITIONING OF PATIENTS HCS-NURC-103C-1 44 5.5 0.3
ASSIST PATIENTS WITH BASIC HYGIENE ACTIVITIES HCS-NURC-108C-1 26 3.3 0.2
MEASURE AND RECORD PATIENT'S VITAL SIGNS HCS-NURC-202C-1 50 6.3 0.3
PERFORM PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES V2.0 HCS-NURC-203C-1 74 9.3 0.5
PERFORM CLINICAL TEST AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION PROCEDURES HCS-NURC-204C-1 56 7.0 0.4
  5 250 31.3 1.6
Delivery Methods

The course comprises of classroom lessons, skills laboratory training and clinical attachment in a healthcare organization.

Assessment Methods

Oral/written tests, assignments and practical performance

Graduation Criteria

The criteria for graduation are based on students' attendance and assessment results. Students must meet the 75% attendance criteria, as well as complete and pass all assessments of the course before they can be certified competent for the skills. All course units comprise theory, practical and clinical attachment assessments

Minimum
  • Certified medically fit for healthcare work by approved clinics
  • Completing a successful employability interview by HMI Institute
COURSE FEE & SUBSIDY
  Total Trg. Duration   SSG Baseline Course Fee Subsidy (80%)   SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)   Workfare Training Support Scheme (95%)
Competency Unit (CU) Competency Standard(s) Code Hours Days Mths Course Fee Before Subsidy Course Fee Before Subsidy after GST   SSG Baseline (80%) --up to $17/hr Fee Payable by Student incl.GST   SkillsFuture MCES (90%) --up to $25 per trg. hr Fee Payable by Student incl.GST   WTS (95%) --up to $26.50 per trg. Hr Fee Payable by Student incl.GST
WSQ HCS (Nursing Care) Modular Skills Pack
80% - 95%* course fee subsidy for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents that are offered admission into WSQ courses with HMI Institute of Health Sciences
LIFTING, TRANSFERRING AND POSITIONING OF PATIENTS HCS-NURC-103C-1 44 5.5 0.3 $605.00 $647.35   $484.00 $163.35   $544.50 $102.85   $574.75 $72.60
ASSIST PATIENTS WITH BASIC HYGIENE ACTIVITIES HCS-NURC-108C-1 26 3.3 0.2 $605.00 $647.35   $442.00 $205.35   $544.50 $102.85   $574.75 $72.60/td>
MEASURE AND RECORD PATIENT'S VITAL SIGNS HCS-NURC-202C-1 50 6.3 0.3 $850.00 $909.50   $680.00 $229.50   $765.00 $144.50   $807.50 $102.00
PERFORM PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES V2.0 HCS-NURC-203C-1 74 9.3 0.5 $850.00 $909.50   $680.00 $229.50   $765.00 $144.50   $807.50 $102.00
PERFORM CLINICAL TEST AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION PROCEDURES HCS-NURC-204C-1 56 7.0 0.4 $850.00 $909.50   $680.00 $229.50   $765.00 $144.50   $807.50 $102.00
  5 250 31.3 1.6 $3,760.00 $4,023.20   $2,966.00 $1,057.20   $3,384.00 $639.20   $3,572.00 $451.20
Other Fees (including 7% GST)
  • Application Fee S$53.50
  • Uniform Purchase (2 sets) S$70.40
  • 2-Month Medical Insurance Premium S$10.70
  • Pre-Admission Health ScreeningS$57.78