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.

Payment Options

Funding Concession Non-concession
Job Trainer learn more... $0 $0
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


CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

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QLD Campus Classes
Start Date Details Enrol
14/12/2022 ACA - Health Services Assistance III - Coopers Plains - 14 Dec 22 (Wed-Fri) UOS1

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