Clinical and Work Placements at an Accredited Residential Care Facility
Australian Nursing and Training Services (ANTS) arranges Clinical and Work placements for students. These placements help students consolidate their learning, gain valuable mandatory workplace hours and in many cases can assist them into direct employment.
All course require mandatory hours providing direct support work in either aged care, home and community, disability or community services organisations or in an Acute care setting.
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Clinical Placement and Work Placement
Clinical placement is different from Work placement.
Clinical placement is supervised by ANTS trainers and assessors, it occurs in the workplace, in one of our partnered accredited care facilities, it forms part of the learning and assessment process and contributes to the mandatory hours providing direct support work in an aged care home .
Work placement (if required) will occur after the student has completed the supervised clinical training and been assessed as competent in their qualification area.
Student Preparation for Work Placement
Before placement, students will have been assessed as ‘work ready’ and will have the ability to work on their own. Work placement (if required or requested), will take place in an accredited facility that is appropriate to the student’s needs. Students are placed on their own, but still supervised by the facilities representative. The facilities can now put students into practice and develop their newly acquired skills.
Work placement is a very important component as it is often the stepping stone into direct employment. We cannot guarantee an employment outcome, but we know our long standing relationships with many facilities, combined with the training students have received, will certainly go a long way toward that. We have many success stories and pride ourselves on giving students the best possible outcomes.
Although students may be qualified by the time they undertake work placement, remember these skills are new and still being developed. Students must not carry out duties other than those that they are capable of or have been instructed to perform in a Duty Statement.
Student Responsibilites in Clinical and Work Placement
To help students understand the responsibilities in the workplace, a Student Code of Conduct is provided that indicates expected standards of behaviour in the workplace.
ANTS has a responsibility to protect members of the public, residents and other students from harm. Students who are assessed as presenting a significant risk to themselves or others or who have committed a breach of discipline during clinical or work placement will be offered further education or may be prevented from undertaking or continuing the placement.