Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

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  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 12 months

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Career Outcomes

    Allied Health Assistant | Patient Care Assistant | Patient Services Assistant | Community Based Allied Health Assistant | View all

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. 

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

  • 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
    • 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
    • HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

    *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. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

  • Why Foundation Education?

    Foundation Education provides students with access to quality vocational education and employment opportunities alongside their sister brand, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), and a robust network of industry partners all around Australia.

    With courses designed by industry experts, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to graduate with the job-ready skills employers seek. Plus, you can learn at your pace and place with flexible study options.

    Whether you're interested in a career as a Dental Assistant, Teacher Aide, Office Manager, Physiotherapy Assistant, or something else, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go.

    The Foundation Education difference means:

    - Flexible Online Study: The theoretical component of the courses can be completed online at your own pace.

    - Dedicated Student Support – Foundation Education's industry-experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

    - Industry Relevant Courses: Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready.

    - National Recognised Training: Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements.

    Foundation Education RTO 22557

  • 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 flexible payment plans beginning from just $52.90* a week!

    Enquire now to find out more about instalment plans or saving on your course fees by paying upfront.

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

    *Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.


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