How will I find out if I am eligible to do this training?
Each course information page outlines specific entry criteria relevant to the training you are interested in. Many of our programs are open-entry however some will require evidence of prior qualifications and/or experience. All applicants are required to attend an information session and this includes a pre-course assessment to ensure that you have the skills needed to complete the course. An interview is also part of the application process.
I’ve never worked in the health sector before. Does that matter?
Not if you are applying for open entry courses. In many instances people who choose a Mayfield course are doing so for a career change and have no prior experience working in the health sector. If a course has specific entry criteria or access to work requirements, the application form will indicate this.
I am not a new graduate. Can I still apply for this course?
Mayfield attracts students over 18 years of age from all cultural backgrounds. You will be informed in the information session of the physical requirements associated with specific job roles. These do assume a reasonable level of health and fitness.
How is the training delivered?
Mayfield Education offers onsite and some distance education courses in a number of areas. Delivery of most courses is part-time – giving you time to work, rest, study and play. Mayfield uses a blended approach which provides access for students to a variety of learning and assessment resources. These include lectures, discussions, presentations, excursions and practical sessions. All programs involve self-directed hours which are allocated for independent learning activities which can be carried out in your own place and time. A number of programs involve clinical workplace experiences. The duration varies depending upon the qualification. Mayfield organises these workplace experiences.
How long is the training?
The commencement dates of the program are indicated on the webpage. The configuration fo days is also listed (eg. 1 day / fortnight of class). You will need to allow additional days each weeks to complete self-directed study, completion of assessment and any clinical/workplace hours required.
Volume of learning duration of courses
Certificate III – 1 – 2 years – 1200 – 2400 hrs
Certificate IV – 0.5 – 2 years – 600 – 2400 hrs
Diploma – 1 – 2 years – 1200 – 2400 hrs
Advanced Diploma – 1.5 – 2 years – 1800 – 2400 hrs
Graduate Certificate – 0.5 – 1 year – 600 – 1200 hrs
Do I need a Police Check or Vaccinations?
All Mayfield students of accredited courses are required to be prepared to undertake placement and eventually work in health care services. This is a Department of Health and Human Services requirement even if you already work in a health facility and do not have these. Students are required to pay for the costs associated with these items.
What are the training hours?
In most circumstances the class days on site commence at 9.30am and finish at 3.30pm. Reception is open from 8.30am and closes at 4.30pm. You are able to attend campus for self directed study and to use the study hall and computers on days other than your study day.
Will I be assessed?
All accredited units and courses require assessment. Typically, short courses do not require a formal assessment process.
How will I be assessed?
There are a variety of assessment strategies used to ensure that you have the requisite knowledge and skills to perform the health service role. These include: online quizes, short answer questions, assignments, presentations, workbook activities and in-class activities. As part of work placement you will be allocated to a supervisor/trainer who will be observing and assessing you.
Clinical Workplace Experience
Is there a clinical/workplace experience associated with the training?
Some short courses and most certificate courses will have a clinical or workplace component to the course. The cost of placement is covered as part of your fees.
Who organises the placement?
Mayfield has a work placement Coordinator. At the commencement of the course, we ask you to undertake a survey which will guide the planning of the placement.
Students are not placed on the waiting list for placement until they have:
- Achieved a satisfactory assessment level in a number of the units in a course
- Completed the pre course requirements of police check, working with children check and vaccination check.
Is clinical/workplace experience full time or part time?
This will vary. The placement may occur throughout the program or may require a block placement at designated times. We can organise for you to do your placement full time or part time.
Where does the placement take place?
Work placements are arranged at a suitable location that will be accessible to you. They are usually in the metropolitan region however we can source placement in regional areas for those who reside there.
Interested in one of our courses?
A course consultant will provide you with more details including course cost, duration of course and further study details!