HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Start your professional health care journey with CQUniversity’s Certificate III in Health Services Assistance. With an ongoing teaching support network and no entry requirements, there is no reason to delay your journey any longer. This engaging course is tailored to teach the factual, technical and procedural knowledge required for you to provide assistance to a health professional while caring for clients.


Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit


12 months full-time


Gladstone, Mackay, Mixed Mode, Rockhampton, Townsville


15 units


Possible employment options may include: acute care assistance, assistant in nursing, nursing assistant, nursing support worker, patient service attendant, patient support assistant, patient care assistant, ward assistant.

This qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who use a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to Health Professional staff for the care of clients. The role of a Health Services Assistant would involve direct client contact under supervision by a Health Professional. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must undertake work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Standard Course Structure


12 months full-time

CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
HLTAID003Provide first aid
CHCCCS010Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCCS002Assist with movement
CHCCCS012Prepare and maintain beds
CHCCCS026Transport individuals
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Standard Course Structure

2021 FebruaryGladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
2021 MayGladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
2021 JulyGladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
2021 SeptemberGladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
2021 NovemberGladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville

Vocational Placement is a compulsory part of this course, please refer to the Vocational Placement Guidelines for more details and requirements. Students must meet mandatory requirements as per CQUniversity policy prior to placement. Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to or call (07) 4930 9124.

Students studying this course will need to attend one, compulsory three (3) day practical skills workshop. Students will be required to have completed this workshop prior to attending a practical work placement. Workshops details will be provided by your teacher and students should confirm workshop dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.

Standard Course Structure

HLT33115 Health Services Assistance
CampusMixed Mode
RoomAs per online timetable
Start DateTo Be Advised
End DateTo Be Advised
Start Time8:30 AM
End Time3:00 PM
Additional Information

Throughout the duration of this course, students studying by Mixed Mode will be required to attend Residential Schools.

The Mixed Mode offering has four 3-4 day residential blocks spread throughout the year.

All residential school blocks are compulsory to attend.

There are no entry requirements for this course however all students are required to collect and complete mandatory checks as per CQUniversity policy in preparation for the compulsory vocational placement. Please make yourself familiar with the Compulsory Pre-Placement Requirements.

These Mandatory Vocational Placement Requirements ensure patient and student safety. Also refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Vocational Placement requirements.

Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrollment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Possible employment options may include: acute care assistance, assistant in nursing, nursing assistant, nursing support worker, patient service attendant, patient support assistant, patient care assistant, ward assistant.
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$3,945 (2021)
Subsidised full fee$1,035 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee$405 (2021)
Fee for service per unit$263 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unit$69 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$27 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit$21 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit$21 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit$21 (2021)
JobTrainer fee per unit$0

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

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