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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance


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Invest in your future developing the key skills and knowledge to apply medical terminology, safe work practices, infection control, client services and duty of care.

As part of this Program, you will also be required to undertake work placement in the Health and Community Care Industry.

In this Program:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge in a range of situations to effectively assist Healthcare professionals in Health or Community Services Settings
  • Hands on experience with the support and guidance of our qualified teachers.
  • Learn in a positive atmosphere and have access to state-of-the-art facilities.

We will teach you practical skills in the areas of:

  • Contract law advice to purchasers and vendors during real estate transactions
  • Managing financials
  • Manage Organisational change
  • Knowledge and information management
  • Implementation of business plans
  • Understand and apply legal principles

Your Career:

  • Acute Care Assistant
  • Food Services Worker (Hospital)
  • Operating Theatre Technician
  • Senior Kitchenhand (Hospital)

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Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance.

  • Subjects

    The HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance requires 15 Subjects.

    Core Subjects:

    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 Subjects:

    CHCCCS002 – Assist with movement
    BSBFLM312 – Contribute to team effectiveness
    CHCCCS026 – Transport individuals
    HLTHSS003 – Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting

    CHCAGE005–Provide support to people living with dementia

    CHCCCS012–Prepare and maintain beds

    CHCDIS007 –Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

    HLTFSE001 –Follow basic food safety practices

    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 Program, however Students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment

    These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs. 

    The ability to obtain a Police Check - Police Check required for industry work placement 

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods may include:

    • Knowledge and Performance Evidence
    • Simulated workplace activities / Case studies
    • Work placement observation
    • As part of this course, students Will also be required to undertake 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
  • Duration and Intensity

    Traineeship: Estimated duration 52 weeks

    Non-Traineeship: Estimated duration 52 weeks

  • Work Placement

    As part of this program, you will be required to undertake a minimum 80 hour’s of Practical Placement.

  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia provides the following delivery options: 

    Face to Face Training 

    In person Classroom Based training delivered at TMG College Australia sites. Face to Face delivery includes both theory and practical activities which are supported by structured Work Placement. 

    Structured Work Placement 

    As part of this course, students will also be required to undertake a minimum of 80 hours Work Placement in the Health and Community Care Industry- which may include Allied Health Facilities, Hospitals and Community Environments such as Aged Care Facilities. 

    Offsite Training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver training and undertake assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a mobile manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed Mode Training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Online, Face to Face and Workplace Based.  

  • Pathways

    Stduents who successfully complete this Program 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 Program provides you with the skills and knowledge to undertake job roles such as:

    • Acute Care Assistant
    • Food Services Worker (Hospital)
    • Operating Theatre Technician
    • Senior Kitchenhand (Hospital)
  • Fees & Eligibility

    Enrolment Fees:
    Without Concession - $118.00
    With Concession - $23.60


    Fee For Service - $3,950.00

    The student tuition fees 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.

    Skill First Eligibility 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.


    *Formal confirmation of permanent residence granted by the Department of Home Affairs (or its successor) AND the student’s foreign passport or ImmiCard required 

  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD 
    • Box Hill 
    • Werribee 
  • Upcoming Classes

    TMG College Australia

  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification, if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG’s matched qualifications.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where Skill First Student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Skill First Student to TMG.