Get trained to work as a Government certified nursing assistant in hospitals and home care scenarios.

Admissions open at Delhi, Mumbai & Mohali!

Course accredited by Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC).

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Who is it for?

Our General Duty Assistant (GDA) course is ideal for Class 8th pass students who want to work in hospital, nursing home settings and provide care to patients.

How does it help?

The General Duty Assistant (GDA) course is a 6-months long HSSC certified course that includes theory and practical classes followed by on-job training to enable students to become certified GDAs.

Why should you join us?

great infrastructure

State-of-the-art Infrastructure

The Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare assistant course is a state-of-the-art paramedical training institute with hospital simulated labs & equipment to aid student learning.
expert faculty

Expert Faculty

Get taught by highly qualified healthcare professionals along with learning as part of on-job training in leading hospitals.

healthcare employability skills

Employability Skills

We focus on guiding students with the required employability skills like English speaking, personality development & IT skills to match the industry demands.

hospital job assistance

Job Assistance

Apart from imparting technical training, we provide general duty assistant job/internship. We also provide placement assistance to students for a bright career in the healthcare industry.

General Duty Assistant (GDA) Course Details

General Duty Assistant Course Objective and Curriculum

The General Duty Assistant (GDA) course trains students to work as nursing aides in hospitals, nursing homes and home care scenarios. As part of the curriculum, students learn how to provide basic nursing care and manage ill patients. The course involves 4 months of classroom training followed by 2-months on-job training. A GDA works in close collaboration with doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers. The nursing assistant course lays special emphasis on inculcating empathetic and ethical behaviour beyond patient care. Some of the key responsibilities of the General Duty Assistant are to provide daily care, look after the patient’s comfort, safety and health needs.
The General Duty Assistant (GDA) course curriculum covers the following topics:
  • Basic human anatomy & physiology

  • General health & hygiene

  • Understanding hospitals & the healthcare system

  • Special skin care for radiotherapy and pressure sores

  • Caring for the visually impaired

  • Role of a patient care assistant

  • Daily care of a patient

  • Administering drugs as per prescriptions

  • Basic nursing skills

  • Disposal of medical waste

  • Understanding body mechanics

  • Patient handling, lifting, and transferring

  • Fall prevention care and restraints

  • Emergency first aid and CPR

  • Hospitals

  • Old age homes

  • Patient’s homes

  • Community care Centre’s

  • Assist in basic patient care

  • Dressing and feeding patients

  • Helping patients exercise, assisting patients in and out of bed

  • Patient’s hygiene

  • Any extra care as required including housekeeping

GDA Course Requirement


Class 8th

Minimum Age

20 Years

Duration *

6 Months


Delhi, Mumbai & Mohali

*Please Note:

Course duration is 4 months at the Mohali Academy

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