The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance reflects the role of a variety of workers within the healthcare environment who use a range of technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients and patients. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.
The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is the entry level qualification into the hospital and healthcare environment.
This qualification is suitable for Workplace Traineeship Arrangements.
Participants are required to undertake a minimum of 80 hours workplace training as part of this course.
Participants are required to provide a recent (no less than 6 months old) National Police Clearance prior to undergoing workplace training.
Graduates may seek employment in a variety of careers such as Nursing Assistant, Community Care Worker, and Personal Care Assistant. With further study students could progress into roles such as Community Services Supervisor, Program Coordinator, or Enrolled Nurse.
This course will be delivered using a blended delivery model containing the following modes of delivery:
– Face to face/ Classroom (minimum 15 full days)
– Online learning and assessment (Self-Paced)
– Work placement (minimum 80 hours)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Tubal offers all participants the opportunity to have existing skills and knowledge recognised through Recognition of Prior Learning. Participants may be eligible for RPL for units based on their work background, qualifications, working in the community, volunteering and life experiences (such as hobbies, sport and recreation).
Applicants for RPL will be required to complete the following as a minimum:
– Application interview
– Portfolio evidence submission
– Online self-assessment
*Skills gap training and knowledge assessments may also be required as part of the RPL process.
Applicants will have 6 months and up to 3 opportunities to submit their requested evidence portfolio before further fees could apply.Apply for RPL
Unit Selection (Core & Electives)
Total number of units = 15
- 7 core units
- 8 elective units
These units must be relevant to the work outcome. All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Communicate and work in health or community services
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
Assist with movement
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|HLTAIN001||Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment **|
|HLTAIN002||Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment **|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|HLTAID003||Provide First Aid|
|CHCCCS012||Prepare and maintain beds|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
** Candidates can complete these 2 additional Group B elective units from the Acute Care stream to be awarded the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) as well as the ‘General’ stream of this qualification.