HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Have you always wanted to care for others? Start a truly rewarding career with a HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance.

This course will equip you with knowledge about allied health administration, medical terminology and basic business skills. As a nursing assistant, you’ll assist clients according to their care plan and under the supervision of a health professional. You’ll learn how to perform patient observations, how to work effectively with culturally diverse clients and how to use medical terminology.

This qualification includes:

  • Assisting health care professionals
  • Working effectively with culturally diverse clients
  • Performing patient observations, and learning how to use medical terminology
  • Attending to the personal care needs of your clients

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Patient Service Assistant
  • Patient Support Assistant
  • Ward Assistant
  • Ward Support
  • Wardsperson

With further study, become a:

  • Endorsed Enrolled Nurse

What will you achieve from completing this course?

  • A nationally recognised HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
  • Skills and knowledge to provide care in different settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities, or private medical clinics.
  • Skills to perform patient observations

What you need to know about this course:

  • New students are expected to attend a mandatory college orientation before course commencement. Orientation times and dates will be advised after enrolment.
  • Classes commence at the beginning of week 1 of each school term
  • Students will be accepted into the class throughout the term
  • There is no training during school holidays
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC
  • Student lounge available
  • WiFi available
  • You will need to plan for approximately 5-8 hours per week at home to complete assessment tasks.

What resources do you need to study from home?

  • A computer with internet access
  • Email access
  • Facebook account

Course Entry Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Current National Police Check (arranged through SGSCC)
  • Complete an SGSCC English language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine that the student has sufficient skills to complete the course
  • Note-taking materials
  • Attend work placement (arranged by SGSCC) and be workplace assessed (minimum 80 hours)
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course
  • Recognition for units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences

Units of Competency:

  1. CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  2. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  3. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  4. HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  5. HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  6. BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  7. BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
  8. CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
  9. CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  10. CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
  11. HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
  12. HLTAIN002 Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment
  13. CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  14. CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  15. CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service

Do you need to complete any work placement hours?

  • Yes, you need to complete 80 hours (10 days) in the health industry
  • You will work as a student (unpaid) in your work placement
  • SGSCC also offers a simulated learning environment
  • Before commencing your work placement you will need a ‘Working with Children’ check and a current National Criminal Record history check. The college can help you apply for this.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

  • No. This is a competency-based course
  • Tell us, then show us you understand and can implement the learning you have received
  • You will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all 15 units of learning

Assessments are made up of a range of:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentation
  • Questions & answers
  • Research report

To be deemed competent:

  • You will receive clear assessment instructions
  • You must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard as set by your trainer
  • These are assessed by your trainer
  • Opportunities will be provided for trainers to support students and to resubmit their assessments if required

When you have completed and been deemed competent you can:

  • Progress with SGSCC to the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

Eligibility for Subsided Training under the Smart & Skilled Training Program

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Training Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

See Smart & Skilled page for further information

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Fee-Free nationally accredited training

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government initiative to deliver JobTrainer funding in NSW. It provides free certificate, diploma and short course training to eligible applicants. If you meet the Smart & Skilled Program eligibility above and one of the following you could complete this course fee-free:

  • Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
  • At risk of unemployment; or
  • 17-24 years old (employed or not)

See Skilling for Recovery page for further information.

Fees and Payment Options:

  • $1,930 (maximum Smart and Skilled student fee)
  • $3,000 (fee for those who are ineligible for Smart and Skilled)
  • Pay in full or interest-free monthly payment plan available
  • By Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard

Time for you to Enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm)
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

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2021-06-17 2021-06-17
Jannali Campus
Delivery: Monday and Tuesday 9am-4.30pm
Duration: 4 term course
Units of Learning: 15
Monthly Intake: Yes
Requirements: 10 days of work placement at end of course

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