Introducing Critical Second's High Intensity Living. Designed for anyone looking for better job opportunities and improved outcomes in the health industry.

  • Complete Primary training, to get started
  • Guided learning pathways, to demonstrate your new skill and knowledge development
  • then Declaration of Competence document.

Are you tired of feeling underprepared and unsupported in high-intensity care situations?

Our program offers improved problem-solving, safety, and freedom for those living independently of a hospitalized system.

Our program includes online quizzes, self-assessments, and demonstrations of skills and problem-solving. Hundreds of people have been trained since 2007, and our program has a transferable competence certificate across the NDIS.

Buy Single Course Modules

Just looking for annual refresher?

Our module-based approach allows you to focus on the specific areas of expertise you need to improve. Each module includes access to video content, slides, helpful documents, and quizzes to check your competency. Whether you need to brush up on your ventilator or tracheostomy skills, our modules are tailored to meet your needs. Don't miss this opportunity to take your career to the next level with Critical Second.

Sign up now and gain access to our module-based High Intensity Living course.


When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What is registered nurse delegation and supervision of care?

For some disability-related health supports a registered nurse may be able to train and delegate key tasks to a support worker or enrolled nurse. This trained worker would directly provide the support where they are competent in the task. This is called ‘delegation and supervision of care’. It allows a registered nurse to delegate nursing tasks to the most appropriately qualified person.

Can a disability-related health support be delegated?

Yes, some disability-related health support tasks can be delegated by a registered nurse to another worker. This means that a trained person, such as a support worker or enrolled nurse will complete the task, instead of a registered nurse.

How do we know what tasks can be delegated?

First, we’ll need to know if the support you need can be delegated to another person. If you’re about to leave hospital, we’ll get this information from your discharge plan or your most recent nurse care plan. These plans should be completed by your treating clinician or a registered nurse.

The discharge plan or nurse care plan should outline:

  • what tasks need to be provided
  • who is the most appropriate person to provide the care
  • your individual needs
  • the complexity of tasks
  • any risks.

It is the registered nurse who must decide if a task can be delegated or not, as they remain responsible for the care being provided.

A registered nurse can’t delegate a task if your health needs are inconsistent or likely to change. Also, some tasks can’t be delegated and will need to be done by a registered nurse.

What remains the responsibility of the registered nurse?

When a registered nurse delegates a task they retain responsibility for the tasks being provided. Before a registered nurse can delegate a task to someone else, they must make sure the person is trained and competent to do that task. They must also be available for direct and indirect supervision of the person doing the task.

NDIS will include enough funding in the customers plan for a registered nurse to complete the following delegation of care and supervision tasks:

  • create a health assessment
  • create a care plan and update as needed
  • deliver training to support workers
  •  complete an assessment at different locations, such as a school or workplace, if needed
  • ongoing supervision.

The registered nurse must also decide who the most appropriate person is to do a task. The nurse care plan should outline this. We’ll fund the most appropriate person to do the task, as outlined in the nurse care plan, or discharge plan.

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Become Recognised

Our program includes a transferable competence certificate across the NDIS, which will make you a sought-after worker in the industry. This means you will have greater flexibility and more job opportunities, making your investment in our program more valuable.