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 aging 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.

The HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance provides you with the fundamental skillset to start your career in the healthcare industry.

This course will provide you with the skills required to work at an entry level position within a variety of health services assistance roles.

Successful completion of this course will also provide you with the foundation skills needed to undertake further study in the healthcare industry.

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: Face-to-face classroom sessions at our delivery locations, at school or on campus as negotiated (conditional on minimum numbers); or
  • Flexible delivery: Self-paced learning with one-on-one contact with a trainer.

Payment Options

One payment of $499 upon enrolment.

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
  • 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

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • 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
  • BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others

At a glance


12 months


Classroom & Flexible Delivery


Regular Training

Career Opportunities

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


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