Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

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Foundation Education
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 12 months

  • Start Date

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  • Career Outcomes

    Patient Care Assistant | Patient Services Assistant | Assistant In Nursing | Patient Support Attendant

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    The HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance from Foundation Education provides you with the skills, knowledge and practical training required to launch a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare service assistance.

    This 100% online course offers flexible study and will offer students the fundamentals for providing assistance to patients according to a care plan and under the supervision of a health professional. Developed in consultation with health experts this course will cover how to comply with infection prevention and control policies; interpret and apply medical terminology; work with people with mental health issues; work with people with drug and alcohol issues and confirm physical health status. 

    Enquire today and gain a nationally recognised qualification in just 12 months and kickstart a fulfilling career in a rewarding field. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

    Special Conditions for this Course

    Please be aware there are no mandatory vocational placement hours for this qualification. However, students are required to have access to a suitable workplace to complete practical tasks including interacting with staff and a range of service users, access to older clients, access to reporting systems for behaviours of concern/incidents, organisational policies and procedures including, but not limited to, work health and safety, infection control, mandatory reporting, advocacy, support, service provision and documentation.

    Students must also have a qualified supervisor in the workplace i.e., a person who holds Certificate III in Health Services Assistance or a higher relevant qualification.

    Students may need to undertake a Working with Children check to meet individual work placement employer requirements.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this health course, the subjects you may study include: 

    • CHCCOM005 - 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
    • CHCCCS009 - Facilitate responsible behaviour
    • CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
    • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
    • CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
    • HLTAID0011 - Provide first aid*
    • CHCCOM001  -Provide first point of contact
    • HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status

    *This course contains the unit, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees.

  • Why Foundation Education?

    Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavour to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit our students’ lifestyle. Since 1999, we’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drives the quality of graduates across each industry, with our partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT). With more than 30 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:
    Flexible Online Study – Courses that don’t require a practical placement are delivered 100% online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or completing your study in as little as six months.
    Dedicated Student Support – Our industry experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation. You can use them as often or as little as you like either via email or the telephone.
    Industry Relevant Courses – Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.
    Foundation Education RTO# 22557

    Foundation Education provides a dedicated student support team throughout your studies. Whether it is access to experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors or general Support Officers, we will support you from enrolment right through to graduation. You can use our team as often or as little as you like either via email or the telephone at no extra cost.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance from Foundation Education.

    This qualification will be the first step to building the practical skills required to work hands-on with patients and clients, including skills in first aid, patient handling, and managing and monitoring patient environments, transport and movements. 

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in allied health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Allied Health Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Imaging Assistant, Nutrition Assistant, Therapy Assistant, Rehabilitation Assistant, Speech Pathology Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nursing Support Worker, Ward Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Wardsperson, Patient Services Assistant, Operating Theatre Technician, Orderly.

  • Let's talk price

    Foundation Education offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

    Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

    Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save hundreds of dollars on your course fees

    Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.

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