Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance provides you with the skillset to start your career in the healthcare industry. This course will provide you with the skills required to work at an entry level position within a variety of health services assistance roles. Successful completion of this course will also provide you with the foundation skills needed to undertake further study in the healthcare industry.  During the course, you will increase your skills in the areas of:

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Qualification Level Certificate III
Pre-requisites / Entry Conditions Over 17 years old, not attending secondary school. Must complete a language, literacy and numeracy test at induction. Students will also be required to have the flu shot and Covid vaccine to work in the industry and before commencing placement.
Nominal Duration 16 weeks face to face + 4 weeks vocational placement
Attendance 2 - 3 days per week
Assessment Methods Short Answer Questions, Case Studies, Role Plays, Projects, Skills Observations, Vocational Placement
Delivery Method Face to Face learning + vocational placement
Course Materials All course materials are included
Vocational Placement Minimum 120 hours vocational placement required at a relevant workplace. Placement may be voluntary work or paid employment in a relevant role. Students require federal police check. Students are not required to pay the fee for the check. Persons accessing NDIS clients will also require a Disability Clearance, this is completed with the host or employer.
Disability Specialisations Students who complete the Certificate III in Individual support (ageing specialisation) may further their skills by enrolling in the Disability skill set. Students enrolling into the disability specialisation must be currently working in the industry. The course is delivered online and some funding may be available.

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Funding Concession Non-concession
Certificate 3 Guarantee learn more... $20 ($1.33 per subject) $50 ($3.33 per subject)
Not eligible for funding from $2,350 from $2,350

Payment plans are available for those not eligible to receive funding


CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026Transport individuals
CHCCOM001Provide first point of contact
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS009Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCCCS012Prepare and maintain beds
HLTAID011Provide first aid
CHCCCS002Assist with movement
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

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