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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

 This course is for those seeking a career as a health professional.

TMG College Australia    


Program Overview

The HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance Program 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.

For the International Course Guide, Application Form, International Student Handbook and more, visit our International Students page      



HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance TMG College Australia


Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

    CRICOS Code: 093838F.

  • 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:

    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

    Intended overseas students must satisfy the following requirements: 

    • Age: Must be 18 years or over  
    • English proficiency level: An IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG College Australia English language test  
    • The ability to obtain a Police Check - Police Check required for Industry Work Placement 
    • Successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent


    Students are required to undertake a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment. These will assist with identification of any support needs.


  • Assessment

    Assessment methods may include:

    • Knowledge and Performance Evidence
    • Simulated workplace activities / Case studies
    • Work placement observation
    • As part of this course, studentsWill 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

    52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays).

  • 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. 

    Mixed mode training 

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

  • Pathways

    Students 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:

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

    Course fee - $11,250.00


    The student tuition fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD 
    • Box Hill 
    • Werribee 
  • Upcoming Classes


    • January 31
    • April 25
    • July 18
    • October 10


    • January 30
    • April 24
    • July 17
    • October 9
  • 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. 

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