Certificate III in Health Service Assistance

Course Description

HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance. This qualification 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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Education and Work Pathways

After achieving this qualification, candidates may choose to undertake studies at a higher education level. This course is a pathway into further professional development in more specialist field in healthcare.

Potential job outcomes upon completion of this course:

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Service Assistant
  • Patient Support Assistant
  • Wards Person
  • Patient Care Attendant
  • Theatre Support


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  • L4/403 32 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • 88 Ricketts Road, Mount Wavwrley VIC 3149


Please contact us on 1300 827 188 for information on fees, funding and payment plan options. Fees include all books and materials.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements (LLN)

We recognise that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. To help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills required to study this course, you should sit for our LLN assessment before enrolment.

Support Services

During your studies with Future Academy, you will have access to a comprehensive range of support services.


Code HLT33115
Prerequisites None
Duration 33 Weeks
80 hours of work placement
Terms 4
Assessments Case Study
Role Play
Short answer
Delivery Mode Classroom Based Training
work placement
Entry Requirements Candidates must be18 years old at the time of enrolment.

How to enrol

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We appreciate that choosing the right course is important. If you would like to discuss your career or course contact us on 1300 827 188 or send us an email to info@futureacademy.edu.au with your queries.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this qualification, and all students will be offered this option upon enrolment into the course. Please talk to one of our support officers for further information.

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Course Structure

FifteenUnits (7) core and five (8) elective units are required for the award of theHLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

The following Units of Competency as identified in the National HLT Health Services Training Package must be successfully completed to attain the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance at Future Academy.

Unit Code Unit Title Core/Elective
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community service Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately Core
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development Core
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement Elective
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern Elective
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals Elective
HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment Elective
HLTAIN002 Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment Elective
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds Elective
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
Future Academy does NOT guarantee that: –
  • A learner will successfully complete the course. This is subject to completing all the required units of competency.
  •  A learner will obtain an employment outcome as this is outside the control of Future Academy.
  •  A learner will obtain a qualification or a statement of attainment without successfully completing the assessments.