Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Kickstart your career in healthcare with a HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to make a real difference in your community while also setting yourself up for a successful and exhilarating career pathway? An occupation centred around working as a health services assistant might be your calling.
A HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance will set you up for a diverse range of career opportunities. The qualification provides you with the factual, technical and procedural knowledge required to provide assistance to healthcare professionals. Whether it’s learning what you need to comply with infection prevention and workplace health and safety (WHS), honing your skills on how to communicate effectively in a healthcare and community services setting or understanding how to interpret and apply medical terminology accurately, the online health services assistant course will ensure you’re fully prepared to work as a health services assistant no matter what area you decide to go into.
Completing the health services assistant course opens a variety of career opportunities. Graduates may go on to work as an assistant in nursing, a patient care attendant, patient support assistant, patient services assistant or a patient services officer. It’s the ideal certification for those looking to work in a more hands-on role in patient care under supervision.
Delivered online by Foundation Education, a HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance takes no longer than 12 months to complete. Meaning in just a year’s time (or less!) from commencing study, you’ll be qualified to work in a variety of health services assistant jobs. According to Job Outlook, the healthcare and social assistance sector is Australia’s largest and fastest growing industry. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has also confirmed employment opportunities are plentiful, with an increase of 17.1 per cent of employment in the industry over the past five years.
With a formally recognised certification, the average health services assistant salary in Australia is $56,085 per year, though this will vary from state to state.
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The HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is a Nationally Recognised course.
Whilst there are no formal recognition of prior learning (RPL) or entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
In order to successfully complete the online part of the Health Services Assistance course you will need regular access to the following:
- Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
- Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
- Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
- Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
- MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
- Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
Where required, we will assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing.
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Online Course available
The length of the course is up to 12 months
Submit 1 unit of competency every 3 weeks to graduate in 12 months
Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs
Cost & Payment Options
Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.
Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.
Instalment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.
Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.
Course Structure & Prerequisites
There are no mandatory vocational placement hours for this qualification. However, students are required to have access to a suitable workplace to complete a range of practical tasks including interacting with staff and a range of service users, access to older clients, access to reporting systems for behaviours of concern/incidents, organisational policies and procedures including, but not limited to, work health and safety, infection control, mandatory reporting, advocacy, support, service provision and documentation.
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Recognition of Prior Learning
Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.
Why choose us?
Flexible Online Study
All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.
Dedicated Student Support
Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.
Nationally Recognised Training
All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited.