35 weeks of face to face delivery including school holidays followed by 80 hours of supervised work placement.


Application Fee: $250 (non-refundable) Tuition Fee: $6500 Resource Fee: $500 Total Tuition Fee: $7000

Course Description

HLT33115 Cert III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) is designed to provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide assistance to health professionals for the care of clients in acute healthcare settings. This course includes theoretical and practical training that equips learners with factual, technical, and procedural knowledge.

Entry Requirements

Academic level:

Completed of High School Certificate or equivalent

English Proficiency

  1. IELTS 6.0/PTE 52 or equivalent
  2. 10 mins interview (face to face or online) – One of the questions is, ‘are you willing to collect blood samples from all patients (gender, ethnicity, cultural background and infection status?’)
  3. Complete a LLN test
  4. Proficiency in using computers

Minimum Age: 18 years old or above.

Career Prospects

  • Orderly
  • Nursing assistant
  • Nursing support worker
  • Operating theatre technician
  • Patient service assistant (PSA)
  • Ward assistant
  • Patient support assistant
  • Wards person
  • Patient care assistant
  • Ward support

Future Studies

Students who successfully completed this course may choose to proceed to Diploma level in the Health or Community Sector.

Work Placement Requirements:

  1. National/International Police Clearance within 6 months
  2. Working with Children’s Check (WWC)
  3. COVID-19 Vaccinations

Training Delivery

Face to Face classroom delivery

Units to Complete

You will need to complete the following 15 units to successfully achieve the qualification. The units fall under three categories – Core, Compulsory and Elective. The elective units have been selected to meet the requirements of the work placements.

CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsCore
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and controlCore
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safetyCore
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminologyCore
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and developmentCore
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilityCore
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementiaCore
CHCCCS002Assist with movementElective
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleElective
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concernElective
CHCCCS026Transport individualsElective
HLTAIN001Assist with nursing care in an acute care environmentElective
HLTAIN002Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environmentElective

Course Details

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