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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115)

Course summary

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must undertake work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Health
  • - VET in Schools
Skill Area
  • - Health
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course however, there are mandatory clinical placement requirements which need to be met. 

Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements

As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards. Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Clinical Placement for more details.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible employment options may include: acute care assistance, assistant in nursing, nursing assistant, nursing support worker, orderly, operating theatre technician, theatre support, patient service attendant, patient support assistant, patient care assistant, ward assistant, wards person, ward support.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Summary
To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 15 units, consisting of:
7 core units and 8 elective units.
Core Units
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
Elective Units
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
2018 Study Sequence
Enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order: 
  1. BSBWOR301 and HLTINF001
  2. HLTWHS001 and BSBMED301
  3. HLTAAP001 and CHCCCS002
  4. CHCCCS011 and CHCCCS012
  5. CHCCOM005 and CHCDIV002
  6. CHCCCS026 and CHCAGE005
  7. CHCCCS020 and CHCDIV001

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL

Course Intakes

2018 Mixed Mode

Timing
There are four course intakes for 2018, available in February, April, July and September.

Duration and dates
18 months full-time


Summary

This course is delivered by Mixed Mode where students study online and will also be required to attend a compulsory, on-campus two day residential school during their study to learn the practical elements which are compulsory prior to attending work placement. 

Students must have approximately 17 hours per week available for study. Students will be supported through the VET Moodle platform, Zoom sessions, phone and email. 


2018 VET in Schools (VETiS)

Timing
There are four course intakes for 2018, available in February, April, July and September.

Duration and dates
18 months full-time


Summary

This course is available to study via the VET in Schools program, and is delivered by Mixed Mode where students study online and will also be required to attend a compulsory, on-campus two day residential school during their study to learn the practical elements which are compulsory prior to attending work placement. 

Students must have approximately 17 hours per week available for study. Students will be supported through the VET Moodle platform, Zoom sessions, phone and email. 

VET in School (VETIS) students wanting to complete the full course as a VETIS student will need to commence in Year 11 in the February intake.


For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services No
HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance No

Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative

Community organisations successful in their application with the Queensland Government have access to the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. This funding can assist students, who meet the eligibility criteria, apply for a place in their community organisation’s project. Further information about the initiative can be found at https://training.qld.gov.au/home/sqw

The following community organisations have a partnership agreement in place with CQUni, as the preferred Registered Training Organisation. This partnership gives these organisations the ability to recruit students within their community who meet the eligibility criteria set by the Department of Education and Training, and send through documentation to enable CQUni to process the pre-enrolments. 

They are:
Students currently studying or wanting to enquire about eligibility with the funding or for this course can contact the community organisation.

2018 Residential School information

Students studying this course will need to attend one, compulsory two day practical skills workshop. Students will be required to have completed this workshop prior to attending a practical work placement. Workshops details will be provided by your teacher and students should confirm workshop dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.

Online Timetable

Please refer to the online Timetable for the most up to date details for mixed mode residentials. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. 

Clinical Placement Requirements

Clinical Placement is a compulsory part of this course, please refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines for more details and requirements. 

Students are required to complete:
  • the assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes work placement and/or simulated assessment
IMPORTANT: Changes to Mandatory Check 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.
Depending upon the capacity of the health care providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students will be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed clinical placement. Students will only be offered one placement per student, per course, per term. 

Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.

Resource and Computing Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that you have access to the CQUniversity website. You will be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the internet. 

It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission. 

All submissions of assessment must be uploaded electronically to the VET Moodle platform.