Certificate III in Basic Health Care


Our Cert III Basic Health Care qualification provides you with that little bit extra when it comes to clinical understanding and action. 

Starting off by gaining an understanding of human anatomy and how it is supposed to function, we then turn our focus on how to identify and manage first aid and medical emergencies. This may be a cut finger in the kitchen or could be a traffic accident where you are one of the first on the scene. 

Trained by a team of Registered Nurses and Paramedics, you can be assured your education with us will give you the edge on your future goals. 

Units Included

HLT31220 - Cert III in Basic Health Care


  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people

  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems

  • HLTAID011 - Provide first aid

  • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • HLTOUT010 - Communicate in complex situations to support health care

  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care

  • HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment



  • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  • CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

  • HLTHPS001 - Take clinical measurements

  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development



This Cert III qualification is an ideal way to start your first aid and paramedic journey. Whilst this qualification does not provide a particular job outcome, it does provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to help you understand if a career in the health industry is something you would enjoy. You can also use this qualification as a stepping stone to continue your education in the health industry with our pre-nursing qualifications. 

We would suggest you try to gain some volunteer work with St John Ambulance or sporting events to keep building your skills. 

Minimum Requirements & Application Details

Students are provided content, videos, podcasts, activities, excursions, incursions as well as case studies and scenarios in our online environment, followed by time in the classroom to put their knowledge and skills into practice. You must have your own device (tablet or laptop etc) to access your course.


If you are at school: 

It's preferable that students wishing to study with us need to have​ achieved a C grade minimum in English in year 10. Talk to us if you don't meet this requirement. ​To start the process, you will need to get in contact with your school's VET Coordinator to request their support for you to complete this qualification. You will need to complete the Expression of Interest Form and get their signature on it and then forward it to us for approval. ​​We run our year 11 program on either a Thursday or Friday during school terms. If your school does not release students on these days - please get in contact to discuss your situation and hopefully we can help find a solution.

If you are not in school: 

Complete the application document that can be downloaded by clicking the blue button above. Send it to and we'll get in contact about how to get you started. 

Study Options & Costs

This course is available in the following options:

  • Face to face 1 day/week during school term ($1600). This option is only available to school-aged students. 

  • OR completely online ($1200). This option is available to anyone.