Cert III in Basic Health Care
Having an interest in first aid and helping others in need is a great quality and important skill to have in today's society. First Aid situations happen all the time in every possible situation and it's important that someone knows how to deal with these situations effectively - that person could be you!
This qualification takes you through a journey of human anatomy and how it is supposed to function, and then we 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, you can be assured that you are getting a front-row seat to first aid management.
We also provide a 2-week international medical experience providing basic health care to the slum communities in India. This is in line with an international volunteer organisation called Plan My Gap Year and is an optional extra for our students. Throughout this experience students (and our trainers) are provided opportunities to work within hospitals, medical camps, pathologies, surgeries, Xray, ultrasounds and more. All of these experiences provide us with opportunities to learn how health care is provided and this can result in discussion points within the classroom and additional activities about diseases and injuries.
HLT31220 - Certificate 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
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.
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.
If you are at school:
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 green button above. Send it to and we'll get in contact about how to get you started.
Our Medic Qualifications are an ideal way to start your first aid and paramedic journey. You can also use this qualification as a stepping stone to continue your education in the health industry with our pre-nursing qualifications.
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Frequently Asked Questions
It's a big task to make a decision on what you want to study! Here are some questions and answers we get asked about our course. Hopefully they will help you make a better decision about your future.
What resources do I need to complete this course?
All of your resources, workbooks, videos, podcasts, and content is given to you online, so having a laptop/computer/tablet as well as access to the internet is necessary. All of your assessments are also submitted online, so you will need to be comfortable with using documents and navigating the internet.
When do I need to pay for the course?
When you enrol, you'll be asked to pay a $500 deposit to lock in your place on the course. The remainder of the fees will be charged when you start your course. If you have trouble paying the deposit or fees, you should contact your VET coordinator or us prior to enrolment.
Where do I go to attend the course?
In 2021 the course is offered at our classrooms in Perth. There may be other opportunities at other locations but get in contact with us to ask. We also offer a large percentage of the course online so you can study from the comfort of your kitchen table!
What if I'm too far away from our location?
Talk to your VET Coordinator and ask them to contact us. We have other options available that could work for your school. Health Science Hub works with schools to deliver the program on their campus, or you could do the online program.
What's the enrolment process?
Once Health Science Hub has received your expression of interest form from your VET coordinator, we will send you a link via email if you have been successful. Use that link to do our online enrolment. Please remember you will be required to pay the $500 deposit shortly after enrolment.
What happens if I change my mind after enrolment?
Health Science Hub has a refund policy that is available on our Student Zone page. Click here to locate it.