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.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire|
|AQF Level||Level 3: Certificate III|
There are no entry requirements, however it is recommended students have completed year 10 or equivalent in literacy and numeracy skills achieved through formal study, life or industry experience.
There are mandatory clinical placement requirements which need to be met prior to undertaking a clinical placement. Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines for more details and requirements.
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:
Course Assessment Information
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There are three intakes per year for this course - February, June and November.
Duration and dates
12 - 18 months
Fifteen units (15) must be successfully completed - seven (7) core and eight (8) electives.
2018 Unit Availabilities
Please check this page regularly for updates.
|Course code||Course name||Short Course|
|HLT23215||Certificate II in Health Support Services||No|
|HLT33015||Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance||No|
Clinical Placement Requirements
- In compliance with CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, there has been a number of changes for your mandatory check requirements. These changes take effect and are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.
- Please click here for full details of your requirements or access these requirements via the Moodle site.
- Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks. You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions.