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.
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.
Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.
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 email@example.com 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.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire or Apply Now|
|AQF Level||Level 3: Certificate III|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
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.
Study Mode Definitions
*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.
12 months full-time
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
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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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.