Welcome to the Australian Nursing and Training Services (A.N & T.S) web site. We specialise in providing training that will almost guarantee you employment in the health care sector as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN)/Disability worker/Aged care worker.

Our past Graduates have been employed in many various fields of Nursing including Hospitals, Aged Care facilities, disability care and medical centre's. Students now also have the option to join our team as we are just about to commence our agency. Our successfull graduates will be able to work in such jobs as caring, domestic, medical escort, social and allied areas. Usual conditions of employment and immigration apply, but we will give all eligible applicants a chance and also send them to jobs with the back up of our Registered Nurses until proven confident and competent.

This will give our Graduates excellent experience in many areas and enable them the experience needed to further their career, without the "catch 22 situation'', of no experience, no job, so no experience!

All our students are encouraged to progress to Enrolled or Registered Nursing and are mentored and assisted along the way by our highly motivated team including Doctors, Registered Nurses, and Sister Tracey Jones, who is the Creator /Director and Owner of A.N.T.S.

Sister Jones has 36 years experience in the Nursing and Training Industry and has run several Nursing facilities, and is highly sort after for educational purposes and consultancy work for facilities to improve and meet the standards the Government set down and also that families rightly demand these days! This is her passion.

A.N & T.S nationally accredited certificates and Government compliance is assured by working in partnership with Quest Solutions in Canberra (RTO Number 0812) who are also award winning training providers. They have won awards such as "Best Practice Training Provider", "ACT business awards" and "ACT training provider of the year".

Quest Solutions and A.N & T.S (also known as ANTS), comply with ASQA guidelines and regulations. We have been through many government audits, the most recent being the 3rd May 2013 where our partnership was closely audited as well and 5 more years accreditation was given.

We pride ourselves on our continuous quality improvement and welcome any constructive feedback. We do ask however that as we are different in some ways to other training out there, (eg. your own practical nurse coach) that you listen to all the information given so we can clarify any points you may not quite understand.

A.N & T.S provide a free trial of the course as well as initial comprehensive details on the phone. Every aspect of training is gone through thoroughly by the experienced training coordinators that have many years experience working with us (most over 10 years), some since 1992!

HOW DID IT ALL START?

After completing her own Nursing and University training, Sister Jones saw a huge need for A.I.N /carer training in Australia (as there was no such training) and decided to do something about it, to raise the standard of care given to our loved ones. She insisted that it was not only unfair to the patients, but unfair and unsafe for the caring staff.

Registered Nurses were trained very well in those days but had a hard enough job without supervising carers that were basically hired unskilled. The R/N's were not usually educators and therefore with no training experience or qualifications of their own, had to provide training on the job to these unskilled carers, as well as coping with their own busy job. An unfair situation for all.

It took 5 years to write the curriculum in the 1980's and once it was commenced and advertised the course took off. It was called Assistant in Nursing Certificate then.

Naturally many others used Sister Jones idea and these days there are many courses available nationally.

Sister Jones says ''that doesn't matter" as her purpose was to train the carers and raise the standard of care given nationally as well as provide jobs, which she has done for several thousands of people.

Her only gripe is that clients need to really check out other training providers to ascertain their experience, aims, proven results and most importantly the content of practical training prior to work experience. Many places tell the student they get practical training as well as theory, but the students later find out that they do not get practical training and that the other training companies consider work experience is their practical. They are trained by other Assistants in Nursing (A.I.N's) to the best of their ability. It is not the A.I.N's job, nor are they qualified as trainers. This makes extra work for the facility staff and slows them down (as students know little at this stage) and many staff are unhappy being put in this role. Students stand around watching and are permitted to do little, as it is not safe for them or indeed the patients.

QUESTION: Do you think managers will offer jobs to people that have skills in watching, rather than students that are skilled prior to even attending work experience, and demonstrate competence and confidence?

SEE SECTION ON USEFUL LINKS TO TV/UTUBE FOOTAGE (or ask our office staff for links).

 

WHY ARE A.N.T.S No 1 IN THIS TYPE OF TRAINING?

REPUTATION,

WORD OF MOUTH FROM HAPPY GRADUATES,

98% SUCCESS RATE,

EMPLOYMENT ABILITY,

IMPROVEMENT AND HELP WITH CAREER PATHS,

PROFESSIONALISM AND COMPLIANCE,

CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT,

INNOVATIVE 'HANDS ON' APPROACH,

FUN, FRIENDLY, MULTILINGUAL STAFF,

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING (over and above usual).

To ensure our high one on one type tuition, we divide the courses in two parts.

PART ONE

Students firstly undertake our practical 5 week CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY IN A.I.N/AGED CARECOURSE CODE; CHC30208

They receive personal tuition from highly experienced nurse educators at real-life operational care facilities. This is explained further down and every detail fully explained, by our friendly experienced student advisors/co-ordinators on the phone. Guidance is only a call away throughout both parts of the course. Our friendly staff have been with us from six to 23 years.

They do not work on commission and guide you honestly, uniformly and most of all with understanding due to their vast experience dealing with thousands of students different situations.

Most of our students gain shifts at their place of work experience and that can be in as little as 5 weeks due to the personalised training enabling students to show their competency in the real world of Nursing work. Other colleges sit many students in a classroom for months to learn what our students can learn with their own personal educator practically, in only a few sessions.

All students work at different paces so may be able to complete both parts of course over a period of weeks, or take up to three months. Help is always at hand and students can arrange to come into one of our training rooms to our scheduled sessions, use our computer equipment or seek guidance via phone or email while studying at home for the second part of the training. Most use a mixture. It is completely up to the individual, their learning abilities, work and or other commitments.

We want you to achieve your goals so instead of failing you if you do poorly, we use competency assessment which means you are either competent or not yet competent in practical and theoretical assessments. We will help you with extra free training if struggling.

Sister Jones designed resources in a way to find the answers easily for written assessments. She also designed questions students can understand, in plain speaking English! We give you up to three attempts to gain competency in this area and have rarely had anyone unable to cope, or needing these three attempts. All assessments have been approved for necessarry standards and compliance and highly regarded and sought after for use in this industry. Our RTO partner Quest Solutions (RTO number 0812) monitors and approves curriculum and assessments in alliance with ASQA and National Training Framework. See testimonials to this end, and note amongst our awards, one for excellence in training from a renowned compliance officer in Canberra.

Other colleges also ask their students to find their own work experience (extremely difficult and frustrating) or send them far away. They then hit the wards with no idea of what to do practically, and they basically watch, feel ''in the way'', have little confidence or confidence.

PART TWO

A.N.T.S Students have the option to gain an nationally accredited Certificate III or IV in aged care or disability via our innovative partnership with our RTO partner.

The first part of the training "Certificate of Competency in A.I.N/Aged Care" is run in alignment with units needed for the overall qualification of Certificate Three in Aged Care or Disability.

This gains the student RPL (recognition of prior learning) for most of the units needed for the overall qualification. The remaining units are then undertaken in the second part via a mixture of classes, distance and face to face learning on the wards. It is up to the individual to chose their preference of tuition, as everyone is different and responds to different teaching methods.

20 DAYS OF CLASSES ARE PROVIDED OVERALL BUT CAN BE UNDERTAKEN IN A VARIETY OF WAYS TO SUIT INDIVIDUAL NEEDS!

CLASSES RUN SIX DAYS A WEEK. YOU CAN UNDERTAKE ANY OR ALL SESSIONS OR USE YOUR RESOURCES VIA DISTANCE LEARNING FOR SOME AND COME TO CLASSES FOR OTHERS

TWO WEEKS WORK EXPERIENCE EITHER FULL OR PART TIME ARE COMPULSORY AS ARE THE FIRST PART OF COURSE CLINICAL SESSIONS.

WHAT A GREAT IDEA, TO SUIT EVERYONE?

ASSESSMENT

Each individual unit and all the key elements are assessed.

Competency assessment on the wards is extremely popular and even though expensive for ANTS, is utilized where ever possible as it seems the best way for students to learn from their mistakes in a positive and encouraging way.

For example to learn to test urine (urinalysis). Students are taught face to face on the wards and a sample of their own urine their trainer's or a patients is provided.This makes it interesting. The trainer, outlines guidelines including Work Health and Safety, shows students where to access documentation and policy/procedure manuals, goes through those manuals with students recapping main points, questions students to acertain their understanding of subject matter, supplies equipment including WHS e.g gloves, demonstrates the procedure, supplies students with individual urinalysis dip stix test report sheet, assists each student to undertake procedure, assesses competency of each individual and checks their test result sheet. In a fun lighthearted way so as non threatening, the trainer then assists students having difficulty, to re-do procedure until competent. Equipment is put away, hands washed and infection control policies and procedures recapped. An overall debrief is done and students hand in their competency assessment sheet for marking. This may sound like a lot, but when done practically, rather than just in a classroom, only takes 15 minutes.

Result

During this time students have looked at more than a urine test which could be read out of a book in another college.

 

They have also learnt the following at the same time:

Working as a team and also individually using initiative

Communicating effectively with the patient, and the team

Policies and Procedures regarding urinalysis

Work health and Safety guidelines and manuals

Location of equipment and dirty utility room

Basic recap of the working of the urinary system

Reasons for urine testing

When to perform a urinalysis via your own judgement

Observing the urine e.g colour, odour, concentration

Problems picked up by urine testing

What to note when urine testing, that may point out a potential problem such as Diabetes or infection.

Meaning of medical terminology like NOAD or NAD

How to prepare and interact with the patient to maintain comfort, privacy, dignity, infection control and confidence in your ability

How to do a urinalysis competently

Reporting urinalysis findings and documenting

Reporting abnormalities to supervisor

Documenting in care plan and output charts

WOW! SEE THE DIFFERENCE JUST WITH THIS ONE LITTLE LESSON? YOU COULDN'T LEARN ALL THAT IN A SHORT TIME IN A CLASSROOM HEY?

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessments are conducted for all main subjects and skills taught during training.They run in accordance with ASQA and quality training framework guidelines. Certificate three or four criterea is maintained and audited under RTO and government guidelines.

A comprehensive workbook developed for Assistant in Nursing and Aged Care training was developed by Sister Jones in the 1980'S and after constant upgrading and improvement, is still the main resource of our courses.This workbook is highly sought after by our competition. It is under copyright and although we are aware that excerpts or versions may be found in other places, we ask you report any similarities you come accross over the years.

Assessments are contained in this workbook in an easy to read and understand fashion. This is mainly used for the first part of the course and is a great resource to keep in your folder provided for use over the years when you want to refer to a quick easy source.

Sister Jones calls it the "NEED TO KNOW" RESOURCE AND ASSESSMENT WORKBOOK FOR A.I.N's.

It is full of what you need to know, not a lot of waffle.

It is comprehensive but does not go too deep as only meant for the level of an A.I.N or carer, not an E/N or R/N.

It contains some information usually only taught to E/N's and R/N's such as taking observations including blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration rates.These are not usually in Certificate III aged care curriculums.

Why is it in this workbook then? Because Sister Jones thinks all carers should know how to take a blood pressure and these days, even in home type community care, you may need to do so. Why not know more rather than less.

You are taught this skill on your very first trial day, then practice on clinical days, then again at work experience. Having the theoretical and technichal knowldge written in the work book to guide you is of great assistance to the student. It is enjoyed by all and students love to wear that stethescope around their neck!

You will find Sister Jones tips and easier ways to remember difficult things, like normal blood pressure measurements, of great benefit.

Trainers and allied staff also have novel ways to teach. Di likes singing a song she made up for learning the colour codings for international infection control. It is fun and you never forget!

A disc is provided with everything students need to know to answer their questions for homework.

A library of text books and research materials is available to all students and guidelines to useful web sites is also provided.

 

The other assessment methods vary from such types as question and answer, research and assignments, viewing DVD's and answering automatically marked questions which generate an extra certificate of achievement, group participation (which doubles as a way to learn to work as a team), true and false, and multiple choice etc.

As previously mentioned : Details and conditions are fully discussed and disclosed on the phone by one of our friendly student co-ordinators that have all worked with us for many years (over decades in some in some cases) so not only know the details to help you make an informed decision, but all work from the same spiel and are not recieving commissions, therefore you are assured of honest, constant and proper information.

HOW IS COURSE RUN (See button display-Course Info)

Basically-

The first day of course is a no obligation free trial day. As you are training on the wards, you can decide there and then if nursing is for you. Students recieve detailed information, included in student workbooks and this along with aggreement is gone through and explained fully as a priority on the first free trial day. DVD's and theoretical lectures are also included so as to get an honest perception of what Nursing entails including the hardest aspects.

The A.N & T.S AIN/Aged Care Certificate of Competency course involves 3 weeks training on the wards (with your own personal trainer) and 2 weeks work experience at a suitable health care facility.

We arrange for each student's work experience to be undertaken at a health care facility that is local to their home. Our aim is to minimise the difficulties and problems that face our students throughout their AIN training in the hope that their experience with A.N & T.S will be both memorable and enjoyable.

After completion of your work experience, you will be a competent and confident AIN fully able to carry out the tasks required of you in this rewarding and satisfying career. Employers will notice your skill and competence and you will most likely be 'snapped up' for permanent shifts (as are about 98% of our past students). You will be well on your way in your new chosen profession!

Our students find that successfully completing our AIN course is the quickest, easiest and least expensive way to train as an AIN, and after several weeks training! Not 6 to 12 months like some other courses.

This gives Graduates a Certificate of Competency in Aged Care/A.I.N.

WHAT THEN?

Now comes the second part.

A nationally accredited Certificate III in Aged Care can be achieved by completing 3-4 extra modules. Some of these modules can be done at home in your own time. This is possible due to our innovative FREE - RPL system.

RPL is an immense amount of work and is done individually for each student. This rpl process is usually a huge cost to the student. A.N.T.S pay the RPL fees for you to enable upgrade to a Nationally accreditted qualification.

Our RTO partner monitors and assesses what recognition of prior learning our students have achieved by doing the first certificate and all the practical tuition, work experience, (possible shifts done), competency assessments and theoretical assessments.

In other words the Certificate of competency is done in line with national framework modules/units, with a higher practical content. Therefore you get credited for the modules covered and do not have to re do them in the second part. The few modules in the second part just fill in the gaps and ensure all aspects have been covered theoretically and students can do these at home with excellent resourse materials and assistance from our qualified A.N.T.S trainers, or attend any classes they choose to include. This suits every learners individual needs. One on one classes can also be undertaken via consultation with our office student co-ordinators.

WHY IS IT IN TWO SEPERATE PARTS?

We do it in two parts for many good reasons, one being that students are often snapped up at the end of the five week course as able to prove their practical abilities, and the fact that for 23 years, Directors of Nursing have known the quality of our Graduates and most students have demonstrated their job worthyness. They also know it will not be long until the second part or certificate is achieved which gives them overall a national accredited Certificate. THIS MEANS EARN WHILE YOU LEARN!

It also means that what you are learning from your job, feeds into the quality and ease of your homework and assessments.

As you are furthering your career as a Nurse by undertaking the second part you may also be eligible to get the fee back at tax time. This is of course subject to your situation and you should get accountants advice.

This means students usually get at least the second certificate fees refunded bringing the cost down to the cheapest in Australia that we are aware of.

WHAT DO YOU RECIEVE?

TWO CERTIFICATES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!

1. Certificate of Competency in Aged care/A.I.N

and choice of

2. Certificate III (soon to include IV) in Aged Care or Disability (depending on availability at time)

Also arrangement of two full weeks work experience or division into weekends if needed, in as close to your local area as possible. You are not asked to find your own work experience with our company!.

Most importantly you are given personal practical tuition which is costly and time consuming for A.N.T.S but we insist on this proper training, to help you stand out from other courses Graduates, via your abilities to cope on the wards when you get to work experience!

NEW- 3 CERTIFICATES FOR THE PRICE OF 2!

Add on "Certificate three in disability'' for a small cost and gain recognition of prior learning for all the similar modules.

COURSE CODE - CHC30408

This means you have already done a lot of the same work needed to complete the course so we only need to deliver a few more units.

This means not having to pay for the whole cost of doing it seperately. Cost effective and easier way to work in over 20 job fields, not just in aged care!

Further details on this site or give the office a call.

WHY CHOOSE A.N.T.S?

A.N & T.S AIN training provides the least stress and most fun you may ever have while gaining a professional qualification.

One of the most affordable courses around, and possibility of tax refund (at least for second part of course). If also doing disability course, you will also be able to claim that cost back.

Could cost very little after you recieve your refund.

Payment plans of as little as $50 per week are accepted.

Some government funding is also available in certain circumstances. Check with your local job club or give us a call for a list.

Sister Jones was chosen to participate in many Aged Care promotion programs and several other media projects due to her good reputation in the Aged Care sector and her pioneering of the first proper "hands on'' style Assistant in Nursing course which she has been successfully running for over 23 years.

Why go to the rest when you are here at the best!

A.N & T.S also known to many as ANTS, has recieved many awards such as the Small Business Awards in the Professional Services Category, and participated in productions including ABC and N.S.W Nurses Association segments for television.

Video of our training and testimonials are available upon request.

Unfortunately, some televised footage is subject to approval by the producers for use on our website.

A.N & T.S MOST RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

FINALIST AND ALSO WINNER OF THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DIVISION IN THE LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS. THIS IS THROUGH NOMINATIONS FROM PAST STUDENTS, SO A VERY PROUD ACHIEVEMENT.

See ''Testimonials'' and ''About us'' for further info newspaper articles, awards and links re A.N.T.S.

Tracey Jones has tirelessly contributed over the last 30 years towards the nursing sector. This includes helping to raise the standard of nursing care and fighting for nurses rights and wages.

A N & T S gives their support and as always encourages students to join the Australian Nurses Federation and NSW Nurses Association including the provision of an application form with every graduate certificate.

Many items, newspaper articles and testimonials are coming soon so keep a watch on our website. Past student testimonials and thank you letters number in the thousands and understandably cannot be included here but are available for sighting at one of our branches upon request.

Past students' photos and testimonials can be submitted to our office for approval for inclusion in our website.

A.N & T.S MOST RECENT PROJECT

HELP ON WHEELS (HOW?) NURSING AGENCY

We are commencing another division of A.N & T.S in March 2013 called Help on Wheels. It is a nursing agency that will provide care for lients in facilities and their own homes.

All of our course graduates will be eligible to apply for permament or casual positions.

This means all participants in our training courses will be almost guaranteed a job on successfull completion of our courses.

Why not upgrade your skills with our new Certificate four courses comming in June 2013.

All of our HOW staff will have access to free and other affordable workshops to add to their scope of skills and work in new areas of expertize.

Other agencies require at least a years experience for Certificate three nurses, but many have made an exception for our graduates as they realise how well trained and prepared they are.

Now, we can also give you the opportunity and will mentor and send a qualified Nurse to work with you until you feel confident and appear confident.

This costs us double wages, so we are not profitting and as you will get great wages, ask that you do anything you can to support this great service. Maybe recommend our training and our agency to others. Attend our workshops for your professional development and gain the needed points for your record of service. Add to your skills and we add to your rate of pay, is how it is going to work.

We want to achieve the same great product that we have with our training in the service industry now.

Our aged and disabled community deserve the best.

Let's give it to them, and provide jobs for the student graduates at the same time!

Ring the office in March for further information and or an application form to join.

Our care co-ordinators and allied staff have years of experience and expertize in working with agency set ups in the community.

They can guide you all the way and are friendly, fun and professional.

SEE OUR HOW WEB SITE FOR MORE DETAILS

www.help_on_wheels.com.au

email- help_on_wheels@hotmail.com

A.N & T.S NEXT PROJECT

CERTIFICATE IV IN AGED CARE AND DISABILITY

Coming in June is our upgrade to Certificate four.

Just by adding on modules you can complete this next step up the ladder and open up a world of opportunities.

Work in management, co-ordinator roles, medication roles, in hospitals as well as aged care, disability and residential facilities.

This role is similar to an Enrolled Nurse and includes an elective on medication. This means many doors can open for you.

Certificate four A.I.N's with medication training can even run hostels. With R/N's being so hard to find, you are able to take on some of the higher roles now.

We will train you as usual "On the wards, on real patients".

WE INSIST ON MENTORING YOU AND ENSURING YOU ARE 100% COMPETENT TO PROVIDE THIS ADVANCED CARE TO OUR PRECIOUS COMMUNITY!

JOBS AND WORKSHOPS WILL BE PROVIDED VIA OUR AGENCY "HELP ON WHEELS".

Ring in April for more details. EXCITING ISN'T IT!

Tracey Jones, CEO, second from the left with some of her happy team.

Note this is only a few of our team. We have trainers to assist most nationalities including from Australia,Nepal, India, Phillipines, Dubai/French/Arabic,New Zealand and Greece.

We also have Mr Max (as the students call him) who assists as a language tutor for client difficulties.

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