HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

 Health Service Assistance Course Overview

Kickstart your career in healthcare with the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance at Aurora Training. With a shortage of healthcare professionals across all fields and Australia’s growing population, all of the career pathways from this certificate are in high demand.

At Aurora Training, we provide a supportive environment for you to learn and gain your certification. With online study options and campuses in the Gold Coast, Toowoomba and Townsville, we provide flexible study options to work with your lifestyle. Learn more about the course, eligibility requirements, payment options and more, or contact our friendly admissions team for more information.

Why choose the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance?

If you are passionate about helping people, a Cert. III in Health Services is the perfect entry-level certification. This qualification teaches you how to work with people from all walks of life, provide individualised support, how to recognise healthy body systems, practices for infection prevention and control, and more. Plus, with funding by the Queensland Government, it’s easier than ever to gain new skills and start a fulfilling career in healthcare.

Course Requirements

Students must complete 15 units, including 7 core units and 8 elective units, to achieve their HLT33115 — Certificate III in Health Services Assistance. These units are comprised of:

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

Course Delivery

The HLT33115 — Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is delivered within 12 months. Students may choose from either weekly classroom sessions at our Toowoomba, Townsville or Gold Coast campuses, or self-paced learning with one-on-one contact with our online training option.

Career Pathways

With the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance, you can start a career as a:

  • Patient Support Assistant
  • Hospital Orderly
  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Ward Assistant
  • Operating Theatre Technician
  • Ward Clerk
  • Hospital Food Services Worker
  • Acute Care Assistant

Certificate 3 Guarantee Program & Eligibility

The Queensland Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee Program supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification. As a Skills Assure supplier, Aurora Training students may be eligible for the Guarantee Program. Students can only access the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program funding once, so it is important to ensure your training options and career goals prior to applying for the program.

Students are required as a condition of their enrolment to complete a student training and employment survey within three months of finishing or discontinuing training. Visit the QLD Government Certificate 3 Guarantee Program page for more information on eligibility and required documentation.

Eligibility for the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance Under Certificate 3 Guarantee.

To be eligible to study for a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, you must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Queensland.
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.
  • Be aged 15 or over, and no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students).
  • Not have completed or currently be enrolled in a Certificate III (or higher qualification), not including qualifications completed at school.

If you do not meet this eligibility criteria, there may still be options for you. Please call our friendly admissions team on 1300 936 864 to discuss.

Student Contribution Fee

Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, students pay just $2 per unit, and a total cost of $30 (concessional and non-concessional) to study a Cert 3 in Health Services. This fee represents the total cost to the student to enrol, undertake training for their Certificate 3 in Health Services and be awarded the qualification. Payment will be required before training commences.

Why choose Aurora Training to study HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance?

With Aurora Training, you receive skills that prepare you for the real world. Whether you’re looking for skills and certifications to gain your first job, to rejoin the workforce or to change career, we give you the knowledge and confidence to enter the healthcare industry with everything you need to succeed with our healthcare courses.

In our classrooms, we equip students with real-world examples with world-class education by trainers who have worked in the industry. Students have the support they need every step of the way to help them achieve their certificates. Enquire now to learn about studying at Aurora Training today.

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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