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Delivery Days

Tuesdays and Wednesdays


8:30AM to 4:30PM


21 Weeks face to face delivery followed by 2 weeks work placement


Concession- AUD475.30 Non-Concession 25 years and above- AUD1592.50

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

There are no pre-entry study or qualification requirements, but to be eligible, you must:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 449, 785, 786, 790, or 820; or
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457 or 482**; or
  • a bridging visa holder who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 866; or
  • a bridging visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 785 or 790.
  • Reside in Western Australia;
  • Possess suitable English language, literacy and numeracy skills (e.g. you will need to be able to read, understand and communicate care requirements on a care plan);
  • Have a current COVID-19 vaccination (unless exempt); and
  • Provide a copy of your passport or photo identification.
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). We recommend that you create your USI before you book your course.

Additionally, you need to attend and achieve a satisfactory result on the language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test. The LLN test will be conducted either face to face in a hard copy or via eLearning: Moodle. The LLN test will determine whether the student needs additional support to achieve the following ACSF Levels-

Learning – Level 3,
Reading – Level 3,
Writing – Level 3,
Oral Communication – Level 3
Numeracy – Level 3

Prior to undertaking practical placement, you will be required to provide:

  • Current Police Clearance (no older than six months) or NDIS Worker Screening Check; and
  • A current flu vaccination (unless exempt).

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
HLTINF006 Apply 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
CHCAGE001Facilitate 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

Possible job opportunities

Our graduates find employment working in a range of residential and community settings via Auscare Staffing Solutions such as:

  • 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

Course Overview:

The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance training will equip you with the skills to assist in the delivery of nursing care to clients in an acute setting. The course combines theoretical and practical hands-on training with current industry equipment and documentation to ensure learners gain a comprehensive understanding of their role. Highly experienced trainers/assessors (RN) will support and mentor learners throughout the course. Upon completing this course and obtaining the qualification, learners will be ready to confidently begin their career as an Assistant in Nursing.

This course provides an excellent foundation for those seeking to work in support roles in the health industry. The course equips learners with the skills necessary to work with patients under the supervision of professional health staff.

You’ll learn to perform a range of tasks and duties and gain knowledge of:

  • Transporting patients
  • Preparing and maintaining beds
  • Following basic food safety practice
  • Infection control and prevention
  • Recognising healthy body systems
  • Basic medical terminology
  • Workplace health and safety.

*Please note all Auscare Training Organisation courses are also offered via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).** This course will be delivered and assessed via classroom delivery, distance learning and online assessment.

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