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.
Questions & Answers:
Can I really bypass doing ATAR subjects and still go to University?
Yes! Most Australian Universities will accept a Certificate IV + English competency (English STAT test or C grade in ATAR English) for entrance into their courses. Of course, each university is different and has different requirements - so you should have a look at their website and investigate if they will accept your application with these credentials.
Can I do ATAR and a Cert IV qualification?
You can... however you will want to be really motivated do this. Cert IV's are the equivalent of an ATAR subject when it comes to workload, so you need to make sure that your study schedule will allow you to be successful.
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 your fees will be due within the first few months of you starting the course. If you have trouble paying the deposit or fees, you should contact your VET coordinator prior to enrolment.
Where do I go to attend the course?
In 2021 the course is offered at our classrooms at Level 1, 100 Stirling Street, 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. HSH works with schools to deliver the program on their campus, or you could do the online program.
What's the enrolment process?
Once HSH 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?
HSH has a refund policy that is available on our Student Zone page. Click here to locate it.
What can I do after I complete my certificate?
Our Cert III Health Services Assistance has a job outcome where you can use this qualification to go and work in various health areas as an AIN (Assistant in Nursing) or a PCA (Personal Care Attendant). We currently offer this qualification without the work requirement due to COVID restrictions making it difficult to find a placement.
Our Cert IV qualifications are education pathways, meaning that they won't necessarily get you entry into an employment opportunity, however, they will allow you to gain entry into higher education. This could be further VET qualifications (like Certificates or Diplomas) or University degrees.
What is the benefit of doing a dual qualification?
Our dual qualifications provide you with a job outcome AND and education pathway. So you get the best of both worlds!
Do I have to do a work placement for my qualification?
We don't have any work placement requirements for our courses. Due to COVID, finding a placement has been difficult for a lot of students in this industry. Instead, we offer lots of incursions and excursions. This allows us to experience the various parts of the industry and learn from experts from the comfort of our classrooms.
What do you have at the HSH?
At the HSH in Perth, we have a brand new set up that will be sure to impress you! Check out our location pictures here.
Which schools do you work with?
HSH currently works with over 60 WA based schools. Is your school one of them? If not - we would love to show them what we do!