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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $3630 (2018)
$3630 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $945 (2018)
$945 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $360 (2018)
$360 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $242 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $63 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $24 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

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

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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
Standard Course Structure

18 months full-time

  • Mixed Mode
Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development More Information
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately More Information
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
Elective
Study Sequence Enrol into one group of units at a time, as per the following order: BSBWOR301 and HLTINF001 HLTWHS001 and BSBMED301 HLTAAP001 and CHCCCS002 CHCCCS011 and CHCCCS012 CHCCOM005 and CHCDIV002 CHCCCS026 and CHCAGE005 CHCCCS020 and CHCDIV001
HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement More Information
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds More Information
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs More Information
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals More Information
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia More Information
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern More Information

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 HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
1 BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
2 BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
2 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
3 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
3 CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
4 CHCCCS012 - Prepare and maintain beds
4 CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
5 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
5 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
6 CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals
6 CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
7 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
7 CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

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

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Project
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: 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
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Mixed Mode

There are four course intakes, available in February, April, July and September.
18 months full-time
This course is delivered by Mixed Mode where students study online and will also be required to attend a compulsory, on-campus residential school during their study to learn the practical elements which are compulsory prior to attending work placement. Residential schools are offered across several CQUniversity campuses.  Residential school details will be provided by your teacher.  Students must confirm residential school dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.  

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 Schools (VETiS) - Mixed Mode

There are four course intakes, available in February, April, July and September.
18 months full-time
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 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.

Residential school details will be provided by your teacher. Students must confirm residential school dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.  
Residential schools are offered across several CQUniversity campuses: 
- Cairns
- Townsville
- Mackay
- Rockhampton
- Gladstone
- Bundaberg
- Noosa

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
More Details

More Details

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 three (3) 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:

  • Cairns
  • Townsville
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton
  • Gladstone
  • Bundaberg
  • Noosa

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 a work placement component as a part of this qualification. This will be arranged by the University.

Mandatory placement requirements include immunisations and a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, an Australian Federal Police (AFP) Check and a Blue Card.


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.