HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

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Open Colleges
  • Awarded by
    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)
  • Qualification
    Certificate III
  • Study Mode
  • Course Cost
    Upfront Payment: $2,832 OR Payment Plan: 46 Weekly Instalments of $74.78 (plus $100 deposit)
  • Duration
    Self-paced; Max 18 months
  • Payment Option
    Payment planUpfront payment
  • Duration
    Self-paced; Max 18 months
  • Start Date
    Anytime – start today!
  • Location
  • Career Outcomes
    Nursing Support Worker | Ward Assistant | Patient Care Assistant | View all

overviewCourse Overview

Pursue your passion for improving the lives of others and work as a qualified nursing assistant or allied health assistant with this online Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115) course.

You will be taught how to support the care needs of clients in a range of settings, and be trained to work effectively and compassionately with a broad spectrum of the clients including individuals with disabilities, older people and those from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Once you complete this course, you’ll be qualified to pursue work in a range of health contexts from aged care facilities and rehabilitation centres through to acute care hospitals and community support agencies.

Gain practical skills

This course requires students complete 120 hours of mandatory work placement. Students will be required to secure their own placement, however Open Colleges’ Work Placement Support Team is available to provide guidance and support in this area.

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Make a real impact on the lives of others with this allied health course!

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learnWhat You'll Learn

In this allied health course, the subjects you will study include:

  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*
  • HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safety
  • HLTHSS003 - Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
  • CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
  • CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
  • CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals
  • HLTOHC004 - Provide or assist with oral hygiene
  • CHCDIV001- Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • CHCCCS012 - Prepare and maintain beds
  • CHCCCS010 - Maintain a high standard of service
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development

*You will need to provide a certified and current First Aid certificate from a Registered Training Organisation to demonstrate competency for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid at your own cost. The certified copy of the certificate must be current at the time of graduation. The accepted industry standards for currency is 3 years from the date of issue.

Why study withWhy Study With Open Colleges

Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. All courses are delivered by correspondence, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where will it lead meWhere Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115) from Integrated Care and Management Training. The course is your ideal path to a satisfying career in this highly stable growth area of the health care industry.  

  • Nursing Support Worker
  • Ward Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Wardsperson
  • Patient Services Assistant
  • Operating Theatre Technician
  • Orderly

How much will it costHow Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $74.78 per week (46 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $2,832 upfront payment

Pre-requisitesWhat You'll Need To Get In

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Have completed Year 10, or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a certificate II or higher qualification; OR
  • Have at least 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
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