Cert III in Health Services Assistance

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. 

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. 

HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Service Assistance

Face to Face

Face to Face: 1 day/week

1Yr - Term 1-3. $2250

Online

Starts whenever you're ready. 18 months from start to finish. $1900. 

Both III & IV - Dual Qual

Health Pathway Program

Combine the (HLT33115) Cert III in Health Service Assistance and the (52831WA) Cert IV in Preparation for Health & Nursing Studies to gain employment and educational outcomes! 

 

Face to face: 1 day/week

Starts Term 1 in Year 11 and finishes Term 3 in Year 12. $4100

Online

Starts whenever you're ready. 18 months from start to finish. $3800. 

Course Structure: 

HLT33115 - Certificate 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

Course Structure: ONLINE

HLT33115 - Certificate 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

Requirements

Cert III is completed over 3 terms each using a flipped classroom method where students will be 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 can choose to do both the Cert III and IV over year 11 and 12 and graduate with 2 certificates! 

To study our Cert III in Health Service Assistance, we have a preference for students to have​ achieved a C grade minimum in English in year 10, and also have passed their NAPLAN/OLNA requirements. Chat to us if you don't have this requirement

If you are in 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 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 above and return to us. We'll be in touch with the outcome of your application. 

Important note: If you are studying online, you will need to provide evidence of your ability to complete simple skills using measurements and tools used in health care. This can either be done via video or by trainer assessment. 

Pathway

HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Service Assistance is a job-related qualification. 

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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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. If you are completing the course in one year, the remainder of your fees will be due within the first few months of you starting the course. 

Where do I go to attend the course? 

In 2021 the course is offered at our classrooms in Perth. We also offer the course at Bunbury and Byford which accept external students.

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. We work 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. 

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Email: info@healthsciencehub.com.au

Ph: 0400 242 976

Location: Level 1, 100 Stirling St, Perth WA 6000

Updated May 2020