HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Course Overview

Make a career out of supporting others and assisting professional healthcare staff to care for their clients!

With Australia’s ageing population, there is a significant increase in people needing support in different aspects of their lives. Australia’s health care sector is growing rapidly with thousands of jobs expected to open in the coming years.

Course Delivery

The HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is delivered within 12 months.

Students can choose one of the following delivery options:

  • Classroom environment: Weekly classroom sessions at our delivery locations; or
  • Flexible delivery: Self-paced learning with one-on-one contact with a trainer.

Payment Options

Flexible payment options are available. You may be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee program which is funded by the Queensland Government. Click here for more information.

Course Requirements

To achieve a HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, 15 units must be completed including 7 core units and 8 elective units.

Core Units

  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

Elective Units

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • HLTFSE007 Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace
  • BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
  • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
  • BSBTEC201 Use business software applications
  • HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely

At a glance


Within 12 Months


Classroom or Flexible Delivery


Regular Training

Career Opportunities

Patient Support Assistant, Hospital Orderly, Nurse’s Aide, Ward Assistant, Operating Theatre Technician, Ward Clerk


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