Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Course Code HLT33115
Course Title Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Location Melbourne City Campus, Box Hill, Werribee
Intake Dates Monthly
Fee Type Full Fee
Duration Traineeship: 2 Years
Non-Traineeship: 1 Year
SBAT: 1 Year
Mode of Delivery

Classroom-Blended, Workplace, Traineeship/Apprenticeship

Course 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.

Course Structure


Assessment methods may include:

  • Underpinning Knowledge questioning
  • Simulated workplace activities / Case studies
  • Work placement observation
  • As part of this course, students will also be required to gain a minimum of 80 hours of work experience in a regulated health services environment. Students must have a Police Check prior to the commencement of their work placement.

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

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment
All other electives available on request


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Applicant will be required to successfully complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Learning (ACSF Level 3), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.



Learners who successfully complete this qualification may

pathway into further study options:

  • CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43415 – Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • HLT43015 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing

Your Career

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to undertake job roles such as:

  • Orderly
  • Nursing assistant
  • Operating theatre technician
  • Nursing support worker
  • Patient support assistant
  • Theatre support


Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Government Contribution Full Fee VETis Fee
Traineeship $118.00 (590 hours x $ 0.20) $23.60 (590 hours x $ 0.20 x 20%) $5,900.00 (590 hours x $ 10.00) $6,018.00
Non-Traineeship $118.00 (590 hours x $ 0.20) $23.60 (590 hours x $ 0.20 x 20%) $5,900.00 (590 hours x $ 10.00) $6,018.00
SBAT $117.00 (585 hours x $ 0.20) $23.40 (585 hours x $ 0.20 x 20% $5,850.00 (585 hours x $ 10.00) $2,000.00


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* Eligibility criteria applies
* Material fees may apply
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training. ** Eligibility Criteria 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses. ***Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.