Course Title: Prepare and maintain beds

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3228 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Course Title: Prepare and maintain beds

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 15

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Eileen Milner

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254837

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Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to apply bed making and cleaning practices to a range of ‘beds’ to ensure that clients can safely occupy a clean bed.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit can be assessed independently, but may be concurrently assessed with:

• HLTCSD305B Assist with client movement
• HLTCSD208B Transport clients
•  HLTAIN302A Provide support in an acute environment (element 4 only)

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTCSD3A Prepare and maintain beds


1. Prepare area for bed making

2. Make bed

3. Leave bed ready for occupancy or continued occupancy

Learning Outcomes

To demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to be able to prepare and maintain beds in the working environment.

Overview of Assessment

This unit is clustered with
• OHTH5532C  Transport clients

•HLTCSD305B Assist with client movement
• NURS5154C Provide support in an acute care environment -(element 4 only)

Assessment includes:


Manual handling competency checklist

Assist with client movement assesment checklist