Course Description

Kick start your healthcare career with the skills to assist a nursing team in an acute care environment, with Open Colleges' HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assistant in nursing work in acute care).

What you'll learn

  • The HTL33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance course will give you a strong understanding of the health sector, and how to work within the healthcare system.

  • You will train to assist a nursing team by performing patient observations and attending to the personal care needs of patients.

Why study this course?

  • If you’ve always wanted to be a Nurse, this course is a great introduction to the healthcare system and nursing. It will provide a good foundation for your career, and may lead to more advanced study.

  • The acute care course gets you used to working in a health clinic, via its simulated online private hospital, which immerses you in a healthcare environment with tours, lessons and quizzes.

  • You will get the chance to put your knowledge to practice during a structured work placement at a hospital or clinic of your choosing.

  • Studying with Open Colleges is fully flexible, there are no classrooms to attend. You can access all your learning materials online whenever and wherever you want, and make your way through the course at a pace that suits you.

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing Support Worker
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Patient Service Assistant
  • Patient Support Assistant
  • Ward Assistant
  • Ward Support
  • Wardsperson