Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Course Code
:
HLT33115
Department
:
CENTRE FOR HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Study Area(s)
:
Health and Nursing
Campus
:
ESSENDON, MOONEE PONDS
Course Length
:
Full-time(23 weeks)

Start Date(s): 31 January 2019
End Date(s): 28 June 2019
Days and Time: Thursdays and Fridays 9:00am - 3:30pm

Course Overview

If you want to work in a health care environment, supporting other health care professionals, our Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115) is a great foundation course for you.

A Health Services Assistant will use a range of technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professionals for the care and support of patients/clients.

A Health Services Assistant will be under direct supervision when dealing with patients/clients.

Skills and knowledge that you will learn;

  • Maintain high standard of client service
  • Assist with client movement and transportation
  • Food preparation and distribution services
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology
  • Prepare and maintain beds
  • Infection control prevention
  • Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

This nationally accredited qualification is offered as a traineeship program only. You must be employed as a trainee in a health service to be eligible for this course.

Once you have finished, you can also decide to continue your studies with any number of exciting courses, including:

  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015)

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBMED301Interpret And Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately60
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development30
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems70
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBFLM312Contribute To Team Effectiveness40
CHCCCS002Assist with movement25
CHCCCS010Maintain a high standard of service30
CHCCCS012Prepare and maintain beds15
CHCCCS026Transport individuals20
HLTFSE001Follow basic food safety practices30
HLTFSE002Provide ward or unit based food preparation and distribution services30
HLTHSS003Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting20

How will I be assessed?

Applicants are invited to register their application online. You will then be invited to sit a literacy and numeracy assessment.

Students need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to be flexible and keen to take on any challenge
  • Ability to work well in a team/group environment
  • Respect for people rights
  • Willingness to take direction
  • Satisfactory literacy and numeracy results

Additional comments

Applicants wishing to apply for the next intake are required to submit their application online via the Kangan website.

What will I study?

See units of competency.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

 

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$1469.55
$293.91
$2963.35
Apprentice/Trainee
$
$
$

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$57.5

Average course
consumable fees*
$145

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)


 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
485 485 $3.03 $0.61 $6.11

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

There may be an extra cost for reference books and specialised materials.

Can I apply?

Prerequisites for this course:  

  • Must be employed as a trainee as a patient services assistant or similar role in a health service

Entry requirements:         

  • Satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills to undertake this course
  • 18 years or over at the time of placement

                                        

 

Where and how can I study?

You may attend classes at the Moonee Ponds or Essendon campus and undertake self-directed learning.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Graduates will find job opportunities in support services, food services, cleaning and patient transport and particularly in environmental services.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will develope the skills and knowledge for work as a health services assistant

What qualifications will I receive?

As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised. On successful completion you will be awarded the Certificate III in Health Service Assistance (Client/Patient Services).

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You can further your studies in Certificate IV in Allied Health, Certificate IV in Health Science Foundation and the Diploma of Nursing

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must click on the APPLY HERE button.

How will I be selected for this course?

Applicants are invited to register their application online. You will then be invited to sit a literacy and numeracy assessment.

Students need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Ability to be flexible and keen to take on any challenge
  • Ability to work well in a team/group environment
  • Respect for people rights
  • Willingness to take direction
  • Satisfactory literacy and numeracy results