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. The role of a Health Services Assistant would involve direct client contact under supervision by a Health Professional.
Students are required to complete a minimum work requirement of 80 hours in a Health Care setting as part of their assessment.
|AQF Level||Level 3: Certificate III|
Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations
Standard Course Structure
The training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected as well as relevant academic and/or work history histories.
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|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|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTAIN001||Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment|
|HLTAIN002||Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment|
It is recommended that students study in the following sequence:
Duration and dates
Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 13 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.
Students are required to attend compulsory residential school workshops where students will be taught the practical elements which are compulsory before attending practical work placement. See More Details tab for further information.
|Course code||Course name||Short Course|
|HLT23215||Certificate II in Health Support Services||No|
Residential School Information
Practical Placement Information