HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance St George & Sutherland Community College

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 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

Units of Competency you will be studying:

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

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

Skilling for Recovery is part of a matched funding commitment between the NSW and Australian governments under the JobTrainer Fund.

Skilling for Recovery is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

Skilling for Recovery will help job seekers (including school leavers) reskill, retrain and redeploy the workforce to industries where there are skills shortages and emerging employment opportunities.

Skilling for Recovery offers Fee Free training places to eligible students and funded courses.

Student Eligibility:

If you meet the following criteria you may be eligible to enrol at SGSCC under Skilling for Recovery and receive fee-free accredited training: You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 15 years old and over; and
  • No longer in secondary education, and
  • Live or work in NSW; and
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or a Humanitarian Visa Holder or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder.

And meet one of the following:

  • Aged 16 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 school leavers, or
  • A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit, or
  • An unemployed person (you do not need to be in receipt of any Commonwealth benefits or registered with Centrelink), or
  • A veteran and their partner, or
  • A person who is currently employed undertaking a specified full or part qualification in the areas such as Aged Care, Digital Skills, Disability Care, Childcare, Training and Education (TAE).
  • An employed person who is expected to become unemployed who falls into one of the following categories:
  • Stood down/ furloughed employee
  • Person who has been employed for 6 months or less
  • Low skilled/ unskilled employee
  • Workers in declining industries

See definition below for further detail.

Definition of an employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed'

Skilling for Recovery primarily seeks to help unemployed people to re-train or for young people to start their career, but it will also support people expected to become unemployed. This can cover instances such as: companies in declining industries, people whose employment is conditional on immediately undertaking work relevant training, and workers who have been stood down or furloughed.

Below are definitions for each of the four categories:

  • Stood down/ furloughed employee: Employee that has been stood down or an employee that is at risk of becoming unemployed and requires upskilling or reskilling for a new role and employment elsewhere.
  • Person starting a job (employed for 6 months or less): employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Low skilled/unskilled employee: Existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment
  • Workers in declining industries: Workers at any company in an agreed declining industry (e.g. international travel industry) who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment.

SGSCC will advise you on course availability as well as the evidence requirements to validate your eligibility.

All Skilling for Recovery enrolments must occur no later than 31 December 2022.

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