Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Fundamental Course for Healthcare Attendants and Therapy Assistants in Community Care Sector


As Singapore is leaning towards the trend of ageing population where it is estimated that by 2030, one in four people in Singapore will be over the age of 65 years.

As the number of seniors increases, there is also demand for healthcare services at community-based and residential care facilities. Hence, it is important for healthcare staff in the Community Care sector to upskill in providing quality service this burgeoning demand.

Certificate in Community Care (Basic) ($2160, 12 days, blended)

If you’re a healthcare attendant or therapy assistant, the Certificate in Community Care course by HMI Institute of Health Sciences (HMI) may be what you need to level up your skills and knowledge.

The 12-day intensive course equips Community Care staff with a mix of cross-functional nursing and basic therapy skills and knowledge to perform your job functions as a basic healthcare support in the community care setting. Comprising six modules with 12 learning units, the curriculum aims to enable learners to perform their duties according to healthcare practices and safety guidelines.


The course utilises the experimental learning approach, which stimulates the clinical environment to enable more hands-on practice. Apart from that, it leverages cooperative learning to cultivate social learning and increase communication to make learning a holistic experience.

Of course, that is not the only course you can attend from HMI. Here are a few that may be right up your alley.

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) + AED Provider (Basic) ($119, 8 hours, blended)


This programme gives learners in-depth training to perform CPR on adults and infants, including how to deal with foreign body airway obstruction. Apart from Support Care Staff, this course will also benefit Allied Health Professionals, Enrolled Nurses, Registered Nurses, Advance Practice Nurses, Doctors, Corporate Services Staff and Ancillary Care Staff.

Perform Basic Equipment and Machine Operations (Basic) ($85, 4 hours, blended)

Are you required to operate machinery in your scope of work? Learn how to operate commonly-used equipment correctly and safely through this course. At the end of the course, you will know how to prevent equipment damage through improper usage, perform simple checks before use, as well as assist users to operate the equipment.

Work in a Dynamic Team (Basic) ($125, 4 hours, blended)

It is important to be able to work as a team regardless of your job title. Through this course, you will learn the key factors that make an effective team through personality profiling, effective communication, and experiential exercise on trust and empathy.

Working in a Diverse Work Environment (Basic) ($125, 4 hours, blended)

What makes a high-performing team? This course shines the spotlight on the importance of diversity and communication styles to improve performance in an organisation. At the end of the course, you will be able to understand the five stages of team development and how to improve team collaboration at each stage.

Check out HMI’s full range of courses at the AIC LMS Marketplace to register yourself or your staff for training, upskilling and reskilling.

For other enquiries, please contact HMI via email at marcus.er@hmi.com.sg.

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