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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

HLT33115

Working in the health industry can be an extremely rewarding experience and one that can guide your career into new opportunities. Having a qualification in Health Services Assistance will qualify you to work as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) in hospitals, nursing homes, health care facilities, and other areas that require an extra set of hands. 

It's important to note that our course is currently run without the need for work placement. This is due to current COVID restrictions that have prevented students from graduating their course as they were not able to complete the hours required for certain units.

Units Included (Face-to-Face)

HLT33115 - Cert III in Health Services Assistance

Core: 

CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001- Work with diverse people

​HLTAAP001- Recognise healthy body systems

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

HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety

BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development

 

Electives:

CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement

CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID002 - Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid

HLTFSE006 - Prepare foods suitable for a range of client groups

HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTHPS001 - Take clinical measurements

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Units Included (Online)

HLT33115 - Cert III in Health Services Assistance

Core: 

CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001- Work with diverse people

​HLTAAP001- Recognise healthy body systems

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

HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety

BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development

 

Electives:

CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID002 - Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid

HLTFSE006 - Prepare foods suitable for a range of client groups

HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment

CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system

CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically

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Pathway

We love to link our Cert IIIs and Cert IVs into a pathway program to ensure that our students are moving in the right direction towards their future. Once you have completed the Cert III in Health Services Assistance, and you can show us that you have passed Year 10 English and Maths, you are able to move onto the Cert IV in Preparation for Health & Nursing Studies. Completion of Cert IV will allow you to satisfy University Entry Requirements to most Universities. 

Completion of the Cert III in Health Service Assistance qualifies the student to work as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN)  (also known as Nursing Support Workers) under the direction of Registered Nurses to deliver limited care to patients. They have strong communication, empathy and customer service skills that they use in assisting their patients with their daily routines, such as showering, toileting, dressing, eating, communication, mobility, medication and exercise regimes. They also keep accurate patient records and assist in the planning of daily routines and ongoing care plans.

Typical tasks include: 

  • Assisting patients with their personal care needs such as showering, toileting, shaving, oral hygiene, dressing and eating.

  • Assisting patients with their mobility and communication needs.

  • Following therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems.

  • Observing and reporting changes in patients' condition.

  • Assisting with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications.

  • Assisting nursing and midwifery staff with routine technical support functions including setting up for procedures, cleaning equipment and completing basic documentation.

  • Maintaining accurate and detailed patient records.

  • Helping to apply simple wound dressings.

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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 programs 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 apply@healthsciencehub.com.au 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 ($2250). This option is only available to school-aged students. 

  • OR completely online ($1900). This option is available to anyone.  

  • OR combined with our Cert IV in Preparation for Health & Nursing qualification (Face-to-face $4100 or Online $3800).