Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (VIC only)

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Phillips Institute
  • Awarded by

    Phillips Institute (RTO: 21868)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront paymentVIC Skills First Funding

  • Duration

    22 weeks full-time or 32-34 weeks part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Allied Health Assistant | Porter | Wardsperson | Patient Services 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

    If you've always wanted to pursue a career in the hospital or health services sector, then enrol in this HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance course from Phillips Institute, and take the first step towards a rewarding career in the healthcare sector. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a Patient Services Assistant (PSA) in hospitals or a range of other healthcare settings across Australia.

    Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will possess the skills and knowledge required to provide high-level client care and assistance to healthcare professionals. You will gain expertise in basic medical terminology, healthy body systems, infection control, clinical cleaning practices, food safety procedures, legal and ethical requirements, and effective communication in the healthcare industry. 

    This course is class-based only, not as online or distance. Phillips Institute will organise your placement in a major Melbourne hospital, giving you the opportunity to put your skills into practice and gain valuable real-world experience.

    Phillips Institute also offer a dual qualification pathway with the CHC33015 Certificate II in Individual Support or other healthcare qualification, which increases your employment opportunities. Enquire to find out more.

    This HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First funding program and eligible students can have 100% of their tuition fees covered. Please enquire now to see if you qualify for this government funding.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    While there are no specific educational requirements for this course, the following is required from all students:

    • Fluent in speaking, writing and reading English language;
    • Basic numeracy skills required;
    • Ability to read and interpret a range of information;
    • Basic computer and internet skills are beneficial;
    • Applicants must provide a current National Police Check before commencing clinical placement.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance qualification from Phillips Institute, you may study the following subjects:

    • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
    • HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
    • CHCCCS012 - Prepare and maintain beds
    • CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
    • CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals
    • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
    • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food safety practices
    • HLTHSS003 - Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
    • HLTWHS005 - Conduct manual tasks safely
  • Why Phillips Institute?

    Phillips Institute (RTO: 21868) is an established and reputable vocational education and training provider located in Victoria. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, the institute has built a strong reputation for delivering high-quality training programs across a range of fields, including early childhood education, and individual support with disability and aged care specialisations.

    Phillips Institute offers a wide range of high-quality courses, from vocational training to professional development programs, to cater to the diverse needs of students and working professionals. With a strong focus on practical skills, innovative teaching methodologies, and industry-relevant curricula, Phillips Institute ensures its graduates are well-equipped to thrive in the competitive job market.

    The Institute's dedicated faculty, comprising experienced professionals and academic experts, play a pivotal role in creating a supportive learning environment. Small class sizes facilitate personalised attention and encourage students to actively engage with the course material, while state-of-the-art facilities and resources enhance the overall learning experience.

    Student support services at Phillips Institute are designed to cater to various student needs. These services include:

    1. Academic Support: Students can access tutoring and mentoring services, academic workshops, and online resources to supplement their coursework and develop crucial study skills.

    2. Career Services: The Institute offers guidance on job search strategies, resume preparation, interview skills, and networking opportunities, ensuring students are well-prepared to secure employment upon graduation.

    3. Financial Assistance: All courses at Phillips Institute are now tuition fee free for students eligible for government funding from the Skills First initiative. They also offer flexible payment plans to students who don't qualify for this funding.

    By integrating comprehensive academic programs with unparalleled student support services, Phillips Institute stands as a premier choice for individuals seeking to advance their education and careers in a supportive, nurturing environment.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will be awarded a nationally recognised HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance qualification from Phillips Institute. You will have all the skills and confidence you need to start working in one of many patient support roles in healthcare organisations across Australia.

  • 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

    This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First funding program and eligible students can have 100% of their tuition fees covered. Please enquire now to see if you qualify for this government funding.

    Phillips Institute also offers a number of easy payment plans for students not eligible for Skills First funding, as well as concession rates to concession card holders.

    *This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government subsidies.

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