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HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Course Details

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course however all students are required to collect and complete mandatory checks as per CQUniversity policy in preparation for the compulsory vocational placement. Please make yourself familiar with the Compulsory Pre-Placement Requirements.

These Mandatory Vocational Placement Requirements ensure patient and student safety. Also refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Vocational Placement requirements.

Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrollment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Vocational Placement and Work Integrated Learning

Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.

Additional information

Vocational Placement is a compulsory part of this course, please refer to the Vocational Placement Guidelines for more details and requirements. Students must meet mandatory requirements as per CQUniversity policy prior to placement. Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.

Students studying this course will need to attend one, compulsory three (3) 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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $3,855.00 (2020)
$3,945.00 (2021)
Subsidised Full Fee $1,005.00 (2020)
$1,035.00 (2021)
Subsidised Concession Fee $390.00 (2020)
$405.00 (2021)
Fee for service per unit $257.00 (2020)
$263.00 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unit $67.00 (2020)
$69.00 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $26.00 (2020)
$27.00 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $20.80 (2021)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible employment options may include: acute care assistance, assistant in nursing, nursing assistant, nursing support worker, patient service attendant, patient support assistant, patient care assistant, ward assistant.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 7 core units
  2. Complete 8 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Course Structure

12 months full-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information Training.gov Details
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development More Information Training.gov Details
Elective


HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCCCS010 - Maintain a high standard of service
2 HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
2 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
3 BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
3 CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
3 CHCCCS012 - Prepare and maintain beds
4 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
4 CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
4 CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
4 CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals
5 BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
5 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Other
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Full Time
April: Full Time
June: Full Time
September: Full Time

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
The availabilities shown above are for the current and future years. To view any historic availabilities please press "Show Historic Availabilities" below:

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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. 


Residential School Information / On-campus Learning Sessions

Students studying this course will need to attend one, compulsory four day practical skills residential. Students will be required to have completed this residential school prior to attending a practical work placement. 


Residential schools are offered across several CQUniversity campuses including:

  • Townsville
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton
  • Gladstone


Residential school details will be provided by your teacher and students must confirm workshop dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.  


Work Placement Requirements - Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

All students will be required to undertake 80 hours a work placement component as a part of this qualification. This will be arranged by the University WIL team.  Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.

All students will need to comply with the CQUniversity Immunisation Policy, Mandatory Checks and relevant cut off dates.  


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:

  • Tully Support Centre Inc. Email: info@tullysupportcentre.com.au 

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


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.