EXTENDED COURSE INFORMATION

Health & Nursing Courses

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

QUAL CODE

HLT33115

DURATION

Up to 34 weeks

STUDY MODE

On Campus | Blended

Overview

This certificate 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. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

Health Services Assistants are employed in a variety of settings. They may be employed by a specific health care provider or by an organisation that specialises in provision of general health services, storage, transport and client assistance. A wide variety of employment opportunities exist for Health Services Assistants across government, agencies, community and private industry. Employment is typically available on a full time or part time basis and suits a range of individuals with a variety of employment needs.

Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue further study at Diploma level in Community Services, Nursing, Mental Health or other related human services fields.

For more important information, please read our Student Handbook.

Important note:  For important information, please read the Extended Course Information section and review our  Student Handbook.

Subsidised Training

If you want to study a course that will give you skills employers need, the South Australian Government pays part of your course fees for you.

Your eligibility for government subsidised training may be based on your employment status and any training you’ve already completed.

Check your eligibility here.

Subsidy available

Yes

Traineeship available

Yes

Intakes

Ongoing intakes

Please contact us at admissions@equals.edu.au to enquire.

Standard Delivery Mode
Please note: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

Self-Paced/Blended Delivery Mode
Domestic applicants have the option to apply to commence in a self-paced/blended mode comprising two study blocks (A and B) of 10 weeks duration each.

Self-paced/blended mode includes weekly online/optional on-campus sessions with an educator. The 10th week of both Block A and Block B is a compulsory, full-time, on-campus intensive week where students will complete a range of practical simulation learning and assessment for the units studied in that block. Students can commence with either Block A or Block B. This mode will suit students who are equipped to study autonomously and need flexible learning options.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115 qualification are:

Standard Delivery Mode

• Adequate English language skills and numeracy skills to communicate safely and effectively in study and work environments. Domestic applicants are required to complete relevant internal LLN skills testing and/or are required to successfully demonstrate exit level 2 in reading and numeracy through the CSPA test (refer EQUALS LLN Policy). International applicants are required to demonstrate a minimum 5.5 overall band score in IELTS (or equivalent) prior to course commencement.

• Physical fitness to meet industry requirements

Students are encouraged to obtain the following in preparation for employment:

• Successful completion of theory and simulated practical assessment, including Hand Hygiene Certificate, and
• Valid DCSI Clearances for working with Aged, Vulnerable and Children, and
• Applicants must show adequate evidence of competency in communication skills and knowledge. In particular, applicants need to be able to read, comprehend, interpret, apply, write and share information to standards that will ensure the safety of clients in their care.

Self-Paced/Blended Mode

As per Standard Delivery Mode.

Admissions staff will consult with applicants to determine suitability for undertaking the course in self-paced/blended mode study. All applicants must demonstrate adequate digital literacy skills to be able to engage with online materials reliably and effectively.

English Language Requirements

Please view the English requirements for international students on this page.

Study Units

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 offered by EQUALS

  • BSBOPS203 Deliver a service to customers
  • BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
  • HLTHSS003 Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
  • CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

Nationally Recognised Training

Yes.

National Recognition (Credit Transfer) and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have related prior education and experiences, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please follow this link for more information on applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have successfully completed units of competency from this qualification previously, you may be eligible for National Recognition, please follow this link for more information on National Recognition (Credit Transfer).

Domestic Extended Information

Number of Units

15

Government Subsidised Training Fee

$295

Job Trainer Co-Contribution Fee

$150

Work Integrated Learning Fee

Qual Code

HLT33115

Course Code

HLT33115

VET Student Loans Eligible

No

EXTENDED COURSE INFORMATION

Health & Nursing Courses

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

QUAL CODE

HLT33115

DURATION

Up to 34 weeks

STUDY MODE

On Campus | Blended

Overview

This certificate 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. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

Health Services Assistants are employed in a variety of settings. They may be employed by a specific health care provider or by an organisation that specialises in provision of general health services, storage, transport and client assistance. A wide variety of employment opportunities exist for Health Services Assistants across government, agencies, community and private industry. Employment is typically available on a full time or part time basis and suits a range of individuals with a variety of employment needs.

Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue further study at Diploma level in Community Services, Nursing, Mental Health or other related human services fields.

For more important information, please read our Student Handbook.

Important note:  For important information, please read the Extended Course Information section and review our  Student Handbook.

Subsidised Training

If you want to study a course that will give you skills employers need, the South Australian Government pays part of your course fees for you.

Your eligibility for government subsidised training may be based on your employment status and any training you’ve already completed.

Check your eligibility here.

Intakes

Ongoing intakes

Please contact us at admissions@equals.edu.au to enquire.

Standard Delivery Mode
Please note: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

Self-Paced/Blended Delivery Mode
Domestic applicants have the option to apply to commence in a self-paced/blended mode comprising two study blocks (A and B) of 10 weeks duration each.

Self-paced/blended mode includes weekly online/optional on-campus sessions with an educator. The 10th week of both Block A and Block B is a compulsory, full-time, on-campus intensive week where students will complete a range of practical simulation learning and assessment for the units studied in that block. Students can commence with either Block A or Block B. This mode will suit students who are equipped to study autonomously and need flexible learning options.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115 qualification are:

Standard Delivery Mode

• Adequate English language skills and numeracy skills to communicate safely and effectively in study and work environments. Domestic applicants are required to complete relevant internal LLN skills testing and/or are required to successfully demonstrate exit level 2 in reading and numeracy through the CSPA test (refer EQUALS LLN Policy). International applicants are required to demonstrate a minimum 5.5 overall band score in IELTS (or equivalent) prior to course commencement.

• Physical fitness to meet industry requirements

Students are encouraged to obtain the following in preparation for employment:

• Successful completion of theory and simulated practical assessment, including Hand Hygiene Certificate, and
• Valid DCSI Clearances for working with Aged, Vulnerable and Children, and
• Applicants must show adequate evidence of competency in communication skills and knowledge. In particular, applicants need to be able to read, comprehend, interpret, apply, write and share information to standards that will ensure the safety of clients in their care.

Self-Paced/Blended Mode

As per Standard Delivery Mode.

Admissions staff will consult with applicants to determine suitability for undertaking the course in self-paced/blended mode study. All applicants must demonstrate adequate digital literacy skills to be able to engage with online materials reliably and effectively.

English Language Requirements

Please view the English requirements for international students on this page.

Study Units

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 offered by EQUALS

  • BSBOPS203 Deliver a service to customers
  • BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness
  • HLTHSS003 Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
  • CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
  • CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

Nationally Recognised Training

Yes.

National Recognition (Credit Transfer) and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have related prior education and experiences, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please follow this link for more information on applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have successfully completed units of competency from this qualification previously, you may be eligible for National Recognition, please follow this link for more information on National Recognition (Credit Transfer).

International Extended Information

Tuition Fee

$4500

Amenities Fee

$295

Work Integrated Learning Fee

$-

Student Services Fee

$250

Study Mode

On Campus

Qual Code

HLT33115

CRICOS Course Code

093198M