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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.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.


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 40 hour placement requirement 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 

Students studying this course will need to attend four (4) day, compulsory practical skills residential workshop. Students will be required to have completed this workshop prior to attending a practical vocational 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 $5,685.00 (2024)
Subsidised Full Fee $2,640.00 (2024)
Subsidised Concession Fee $1,995.00 (2024)
Fee for service per unit $379.00 (2024)
Subsidised full fee per unit $176.00 (2024)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $5.00 (2024)
RPL Fee for service per Unit $190.00 (2024)
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

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*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.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
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  • Mixed Mode
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
CLUSTER 1: WHS & INFECTION CONTROL STANDARDS (HLT33115 STN)
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 2: COMMUNICATION & SERVICE STANDARDS (HLT33115 STN)
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 3: WORK PRIORITIES & THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK (HLT33115 STN)
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 4: HEALTH SUPPORT & TERMINOLOGY (HLT33115 STN)
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 5: CLIENT SUPPORT & CULTURAL DIVERSITY (HLT33115 STN)
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 6: CULTURAL SAFETY & CLIENT SUPPORT (HLT33115 STN)
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals More Information Training.gov Details
ELECTIVE (Third Party)
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 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 HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
1 CHCCCS012 - Prepare and maintain beds
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
2 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
2 CHCCCS010 - Maintain a high standard of service
3 BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
3 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
4 BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
4 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
4 CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
5 CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
5 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
6 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
6 CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals

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
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Mainstream Course Structure

12 months full-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
CLUSTER 1: WHS & INFECTION CONTROL STANDARDS (Mainstream)
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 2: COMMUNICATION & LEGISLATIVE REQUREMENTS (Mainstream)
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 3: HEALTH SUPPORT & TERMINOLOGY (Mainstream)
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 4: CULTURAL DIVERSITY & CLIENT SUPPORT (Mainstream)
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information Training.gov Details
Elective (Third Party)
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 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 HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
1 CHCCCS012 - Prepare and maintain beds
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
2 CHCCCS010 - Maintain a high standard of service
2 BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
2 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
2 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
3 BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
3 CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
3 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
4 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
4 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
4 CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals
4 CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support

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
HLTAID011 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?
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Residential Schools/Workshops

Mainstream Course Structure

This course includes compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops. Select your preferred location for further details.
Mixed Mode
HLT33115 Health Services Assistance
Location Mixed Mode, As per online timetable
Start Date To Be Advised
End Date To Be Advised
Start Time 8:30 AM
End Time 3:00 PM
Compulsory Yes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

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There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Mainstream Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

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There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Mainstream Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

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There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Mainstream Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2022 Availabilities

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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

Mainstream Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2023 Availabilities

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

Mainstream 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 2024 Availabilities

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

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

Please access your timetable via the link here.  Click on your chosen Course Room Guide, then locate the tab of Campus that you are enrolled in to view your timetable.

 

Residential School Information

As this course is delivered through a blended delivery method (Mixed Mode), students will be required to undertake one (1) x two (2) day residential schools block as scheduled by CQUniversity* in order to prepare for vocational placements.

 

Residential classes will be held from 8am to 4pm on Mondays to Thursdays across the below dates. *Residential school dates will be provided by your teacher in accordance with your commencement intake and course progression.  Students are advised to confirm dates with their teacher prior to arranging travel and personal arrangements.  Information regarding available dates at each campus are below:

 

Cairns Townsville Mackay City Rockhampton North Gladstone
  29th & 30th Jan  12th &13th Feb 19th & 20th Feb 26th & 27th Feb
  7th & 8th May 15th & 16th Apr 2nd & 3rd Apr 15th & 16th Apr
  24th & 25th Jun 10th & 11th Jun 3rd & 4th Jun  
5th & 6th Aug 30th Sep & 1st Oct 16th & 17th Sep 16th &17th Sep 9th & 10th Sep
18th & 19th Nov 25th & 26th Nov   28th & 29th Oct 18th & 19th Nov

 

Mandatory Check Requirements

As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, students are required to meet Mandatory Check Requirements prior to completing their Vocational Placement.                                                                                                                                                                         

Please click here for full details of your requirements.       

                                                           

Please see mandatory check cut off dates here. You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline.             

                        

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

 

Vocational Placement

Students are required to:

- Meet Mandatory Check Requirements as per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety. 

- Complete a mandatory work placement of at least 120 hours of direct support work in at lease one aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation, and

- Meet the assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes work placement and/or simulated assessment.  


Depending upon the capacity of the health care providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students may be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed work placement. Students will only be offered one placement per student, per course, per term.

 

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

                                                                      

Resource and Computing Requirements

It is a requirement that you have access to internet connection to access online resources which would include email, ZOOM, Microsoft Teams and Moodle. 

 

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.