General Duty Assistant ( GDA )

General Duty Assistant ( GDA )

General Duty Assistant (GDA) is also known as “Nursing Care Assistants”, “Nursing Assistants”, “Nursing Aides”, in a hospital setting. General Duty Assistant provide patient’s daily care, patient’s comfort, patient’s safety and assist the patient to meet their health needs. They should practice infection control policy and know right methods of bio medical waste management. GDA works in collaboration with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers to deliver the prescribed healthcare services to their patients.

General Duty Assistants should demonstrate basic patient care skills, communication skills, and ethical behavior at all times. He / She should know their work limits and maintains work operations by following policies and procedures. GDA has many career options and can grow to take on more responsibility, similar to an entry level nurse, work independently as a home nurse.

General duty assistant (GDA) course is NSQF Level 4, central government recognized certificate course by Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) under the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).

  • Course Delivery

    Face to face classes include theory and practical sessions.

  • Assessment
  • Internal assessment.
  • External assessment by HSSC approved assessment agency.
  • Course award

    GDA

    On successful completion of the course the candidates will get the certificate from HSSC.

    GDA under PMKVY

    On successful completion of the course the candidate will get a joint certificate from HSSC, PMKVY and NSDC.

    GDA for IISC under PMKVY

    On successful completion of the course the candidate will get a joint certificate from the International Awarding Body (IAB), NSDC and HSSC.

Face to Face

  • Eligibility criteria for admission
  • Minimum educational qualifications: Preferably Class X, but class VIII is also considered in certain situations.
  • Maximum educational qualifications: Not Applicable
  • Minimum Job Entry Age: 18 Years
  • Maximum Job Entry Age: 35 Years
  • Experience: Not Applicable
  • Course Duration
  • GDA

  • Theory : 100 Hours
  • Practical : 140 Hours
  • Internship : 180 Hours
  • Total : 420 Hours
  • GDA under PMKVY
  • Theory : 100 Hours
  • Practical : 140 Hours
  • Internship : 180 Hours
  • Entrepreneurship : 40 Hours
  • Total : 460 Hours
  • GDA for IISC under PMKVY
  • Theory : 100 Hours
  • Practical : 140 Hours
  • Internship : 360 Hours
  • Pre-Departure Orientation Training (PDOT) : 160 Hours
  • Entrepreneurship : 40 Hours
  • Total : 800 Hours
  • Intended Learning Outcomes
  • After completion of the course the candidate will be able to work as General Duty Assistant (GDA).
  • Fees
  • INR 10000.00, Options available for individuals who meet criteria for PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana)
  • Course Schedule
  • October 30, 2017