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 provide assistance to 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 successfully 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

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 workplacement 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 are able to 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 by 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

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

Delivery Overview:

  • Duration: 4 term course
  • Days: Monday and Tuesday 9am-4.30pm
  • Units of Learning: 15
  • Requirements: 10 days of work placement at end of course
  • Monthly Intake: Yes

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.

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 9am to 5pm)

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Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115.
  • Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001)
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)
  • Assist with movement (CHCCCS002)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)
  • Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment (HLTAIN002)
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern (CHCCCS020)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (BSBMED301)
  • Transport individuals (CHCCCS026)
  • Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment (HLTAIN001)
  • Maintain a high standard of service (CHCCCS010)
  • Organise personal work priorities and development (BSBWOR301)