About this course

Entry Requirements

  Minimum Educational Qualifications: Class X, but Class VIII is also considered in some situations. Maximum Educational Qualifications: Not Applicable


  Individual on the job provides patient care and help maintain a suitable environment. Some of the key responsibilities of the General Duty Assistant are to provide patient’s daily care, patient’s comfort, patient’s safety and patient’s health needs.

Core Units

Unit code
(Core - all units required)

Competency Name

HSS/ N 5101

Assist nurse in bathing patient

HSS/ N 5102

Assist nurse in grooming the patient

HSS/ N 5103

Assist patient in dressing-up

HSS/ N 5104

Support individuals to eat and drink

HSS/ N 5105

Assist patient in maintaining normal elimination

HSS/ N 5106

Transferring patient within the hospital

HSS/ N 5107

Communicating appropriately with co-workers

HSS/ N 5108

Prevent and control infection

HSS/ N 5109

Assist nurse in performing procedures as instructed in the care plan

HSS/ N 5110

Assist nurse in observing and reporting change in patient condition

HSS/ N 5111

Assist nurse in measuring patient parameters accurately

HSS/ N 5112

Respond to patient’s call

HSS/ N 5113

Clean medical equipment under supervision of nurse

HSS/ N 5114

Transport patient samples, drugs, patient documents and manage changing and transporting laundry/ linen on the floor

HSS/ N 5115

Carry out last office (death care)

HSS/ N 9603

Act within the limits of your competence and authority

HSS/ N 9604

Work effectively with others

HSS/ N 9605

Manage work to meet requirements

HSS/ N 9606

Maintain a safe, healthy and secure environment

HSS/ N 9607

Practice Code of conduct while performing duties

HSS/ N 9609

Follow biomedical waste disposal protocols

Elective Units

Elective Units
(Elective - optional units)

Competency Name

Career Pathway