Certificate III in Health Service Assistance

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This qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who use a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. Whether it’s learning what you need to comply with infection prevention and workplace health and safety (WHS), honing your skills on how to communicate effectively in a healthcare and community services setting or understanding how to interpret and apply medical terminology accurately, Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

Pre-training review to ensure student has the appropriate level of Language Literacy and Numeracy to achieve the competencies. Where a test result is supplied, it must be within the last 12 months.
Basic computer skills.


A satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) and where a student has resided in another country from the age of 16, as a permanent resident or citizen, they will be required to provide a Statutory Declaration

1. CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

2. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

3. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

4. HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

5. HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

6. BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

7. BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

Elective Units
1. CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

2. CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

3. CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strength-based approach

4. CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

5. CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability

6. HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices

7. CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service

8. CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

As a health services Assistant, you will be required to assist nursing staff in delivery of Services and job titles may include:

Nursing assistant
Environmental services assistant
Cleaning and General Ward duties
Ward assistant
Clinical Cleaning
Assist with Transporting Patients
Stock control
Nursing support worker
Orderly and Patient Services Assistant
Patient support assistant
Food services assistant
Ward Support

Course Essentials

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  • Duration
    10-12 months
  • Study mode
    On Campus/Blended Learning
  • Recognition
    Nationally recognized certificate
  • Work placement hours
    80 Hours
  • Fees
    Government Funding Available

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