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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

SKU:HLT33115

Get ready to enter an exciting field and provide valuable assistance to nurses and health professionals. Equip yourself with job ready skills and enjoy the prospect of exciting growth opportunities in the future.
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  • Study to fit into your routine
  • Nationally recognised accreditation
  • Start studying as soon as you enrol
  • No exams, ever.
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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Intro to Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Great Job Satisfaction and Prospects

Our nationally accredited HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance will help you turn your passion for people into a rewarding career. You will learn to work with patients under supervision of professional health staff and make a difference to the experience of hospital patients. Unlock a strong foundation for support roles in health settings today.

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Common job Outcomes

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Patient Support Assistant
  • Ward Assistant
  • Ward Support
  • Wardsperson

Job Skills

  • First aid
  • Medical terminology
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to help you learn how to listen to and understand people’s problems, background and circumstances, and to counsel them on the areas they are struggling with. Advance your career today and graduate job-ready with this sought after Diploma.

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

HLTAAP001
Recognise healthy body systems
  • Work with information about the human body
  • Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body
BSBMED301
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Respond appropriately to instructions which contain medical terminology
  • Carry out routine tasks
  • Use appropriate medical terminology in oral and written communication
HLTAID011
Provide First Aid*
  • Respond to an emergency situation.
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures.
  • Communicate details of the incident.
  • Review the incident.

Open Colleges does not offer this Unit of Competency. You will be required to undertake the Unit of Competency with an external provider at your own cost. 

HLTINF001
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control
  • Identify infection hazards and assess risks
  • Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Follow safe work practices.
  • Implement safe work practices.
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace.
  • Reflect on own safe work practices.
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    Study anywhere at any time with 24/7 access to your units.

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  • 18 months
  • 12 months
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  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:00 pm

    Break

  • 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Study session

  • 09:00 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 16 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Work

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Lunch + Study

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Break

  • 08:30 pm - 09:30 pm

    Study session

  • 09:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 24 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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Your trainer

Eve Czerniak
Eve Czerniak is a Registered Nurse who has worked both in Australia and overseas in general nursing, as well as women’s and children’s health. She has experience working in aged care facilities, hospitals and as a school nurse and educator. Eve holds a bachelor degree in nursing, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and a Cert IV in TESOL.
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Eve Czerniak

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Eve Czerniak is a Registered Nurse who has worked both in Australia and overseas in general nursing, as well as women’s and children’s health. She has experience working in aged care facilities, hospitals and as a school nurse and educator. Eve holds a bachelor degree in nursing, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and a Cert IV in TESOL.
Eve Czerniak is a Registered Nurse who has worked both in Australia and overseas in general nursing, as well as women’s and children’s health. She has experience working in aged care facilities, hospitals and as a school nurse and educator. Eve holds a bachelor degree in nursing, a Cert IV in Training and Assessment and a Cert IV in TESOL.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours of work placement do I need to do for Certificate III in Health Services Assistance?

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The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. Download the course guide to find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course.

Can I work in a hospital with this qualification?

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AIN (Assistant in Nursing) is a term used interchangeably with HSA or PCA and is used in aged care as well as acute care in many facilities. If you're looking to become an AIN in any hospital in Australia, we strongly recommend that you check the requirements of the hospitals in your State or Territory before enrolling with us, as some states require specific course streams or units for employment.

Will this qualify me to be an AIN?

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Yes, however, to work in hospitals as an AIN you may need to complete HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care). Please make sure to check the requirements of the hospitals in your state or territory.

Will this qualify me to work in a hospital in WA and NSW?

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This course is not suitable for those seeking employment as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) in NSW or WA hospitals. If your goal is to become an AIN in NSW or WA, you'll need to complete the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care).

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Save 25%
$3,465.00 Save $1,155.00
was $4,620.00
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Pay as you go
Save 11%
Pay in 64 instalments over the length of your course.
$60.46 Weekly
Total course cost: $4,070.00
Save $550.00
was $4,620.00
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