Certificate III in Health Services Assistance – International

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Course Code HLT33115
Course Title Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
CRICOS Code 093838F
Duration 1 Year
Main Intake Dates

February, April, July, October

Location Melbourne City Campus

Program Overview

The HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance qualification covers workers in a range of work roles who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients. It enables learners to become competent member of a hospital or aged care team providing support services to nursing staff and ward clerks with duties, such as: cleaning, Meal distribution, and transportation of clients.

Program Structure


Assessment methods may include:

  • Underpinning Knowledge questioning
  • Simulated workplace activities / Case studies
  • Work placement observation

Units of Competency

The HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance requires 15 units of competency:

Core Units

CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development

Elective Units

CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS012 – Prepare and maintain beds
HLTFSE001 – Follow basic food safety practices
CHCCCS002 – Assist with movement
BSBFLM312 – Contribute to team effectiveness
CHCCCS026 – Transport individuals
HLTHSS003 – Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Entry Requirements

Students must satisfy the following Age, English
and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 18 years or over
  • English Proficiency Level: an IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake an English language test at TMG.
  • Academic: Successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent.



Learners who successfully complete this qualification may wish to consider further study such as:

  • HLT47115 Certificate IV in Hospital-Health Services Pharmacy Support

Your Career

The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this qualification:

  • Orderly
  • Nursing assistant
  • Operating theatre technician
  • Nursing support worker
  • Patient support assistant
  • Theatre support
  • Assistant in nursing


Course Fee


Other Fees Estimated Fees
Application Fee $250
Material Fee $200