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Are you interested in completing a course in Health Services Assistance?


Put your compassionate nature to good use by studying for a career in health care

Are you interested in a rewarding career working in health services? Our Certificate III in Health Services Assistance course has been tailored to meet industry needs and standards through comprehensive consultation with industry professionals.

Duration6 - 12 months
Mode of deliveryClassroom and Hybrid
LocationsFrankston, Mornington Peninsula, Kingston, Monash, Greater Dandenong, Casey and Hume

HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Course Overview

Completing a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance will qualify you to assist health professionals in the delivery of patient care. Develop skills you need to interpret and apply medical terminology, comply with infection prevention and workplace health and safety (WHS), and recognise healthy body systems. Learn how to transport clients and carry out duties in a range of settings.

Job Outcomes

  • Patient support assistant
  • Ward assistant
  • Orderly

Entry Requirements

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course. However, to enrol you must be willing to obtain a:

  • Working with Children’s Check
  • National Police Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Australian Citizen

You will also need to provide evidence of your vaccination history, including COVID-19.

Course Structure

This course is made up of 15 units of competency including 7 core and 8 elective units.

Core units

  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology
  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development


  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve on own professional practice
  • CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
  • CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals
  • CHCCCS012 - Prepare and maintain beds
  • HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food safety practices
  • HLTHSS003 - Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

Elective units in our courses may be amended for specific organisational needs. Consultation with the Education and Training Manager is required for tailored electives that align with your organisations requirements.

Course Duration

This model is delivered over a 40 week period.

Classroom model - Training is delivered 1 day a week onsite, (excluding public holidays and school holidays). Work is required to be completed outside of classroom time.

Hybrid model - 1 day a week through a combination of face to face or zoom classes (excluding public holidays and school holidays). Work is required to be completed outside of classroom time.

Speak to one of our team members to confirm the upcoming intakes on offer.

Course Intake

View our course calendar to see upcoming intakes for this course.

Course Fees

Course Fees

Government funded: $150

*Enrolment Fee includes the administration and materials cost

Self-funded: $6,457.50

Individuals ineligible for funding are obligated to cover the self-funded fee, which incorporates the enrolment fee. Eligibility criteria applies.

For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the Student Course guide. This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates.

For more information on eligibility criteria please click here.

Practical Placement

Hours: 80 hours.

We organise Practical Placement for all our students, however students are also encouraged to seek placement where possible.

*You will need to undergo a National Police Check before you begin the practical placement. Practical placement may not be possible if a check that is carried out contains adverse outcomes. In this instance, you may not be able to complete your qualification and your employment opportunities may be affected. If you are aware of, or are concerned about anything that may appear on a Police Check, please discuss this at your enrolment interview.

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