Certificate III In Health Services Assistance

Health

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Course Code
:
HLT33115
Department
:
Health CoE
Study Area(s)
:
JobTrainer, Traineeship, Free TAFE, Health Services, Nursing
Campus
:
ESSENDON
Course Length
:
Full-time(23 weeks.)

Start Date(s): 31 January 2022
End Date(s): August 2022
Days and Time: 2 days a week
Monday and Tuesday
9am - 3.30pm

Course Overview

If you are enrolling in this course as a Traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

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.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

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 and will be under direct supervision when dealing with patients/clients.

As a Health Service Assistant you will be required to assist nursing staff in delivery of services such as:

  • cleaning and general ward duties
  • assist with transporting patients, delivery of meals, bed-making and stock control

You will also be required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of mandatory work placement.

Before you can start your practical placement, you will need to provide the following compulsory requirements:

•       A valid Working with Children Check (Volunteer)

•       A satisfactory National Police Check – National Police checks are conducted via fit2work. An account with fit2work will be created using the student’s name and the Kangan Institute issued student email address, once studies in the program have commenced. Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.

•       An up to date immunisation/vaccination record as per course requirements

Once you have finished, you can also decide to continue your studies with any number of exciting courses, including the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015)

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don’t meet the upskilling requirement.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBMED301Interpret And Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately (BSBMED301)60
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development (BSBWOR301)30
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)30
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)40
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)70
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)25
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)20

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBFLM312Contribute To Team Effectiveness (BSBFLM312)40
CHCCCS002Assist with movement (CHCCCS002)25
CHCCCS010Maintain a high standard of service (CHCCCS010)30
CHCCCS012Prepare and maintain beds (CHCCCS012)15
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern (CHCCCS020)20
CHCCCS026Transport individuals (CHCCCS026)20
HLTAIN001Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment (HLTAIN001)120
HLTAIN002Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment (HLTAIN002)40
HLTFSE001Follow basic food safety practices (HLTFSE001)30
HLTFSE002Provide ward or unit based food preparation and distribution services (HLTFSE002)30
HLTHSS003Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting (HLTHSS003)20

How will I be assessed?

Applicants are invited to register 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 Institute website.

What will I study?

See units of competency.

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

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

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
$1706.29
$341.26
$3037.43
Apprentice/Trainee
$N/A
$N/A
$N/A

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$51.76

Average course
consumable fees*
$135.56

# 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. 

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

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 $3.52 $0.70 $6.26

^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 2022. 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?

Entry requirements:         

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

If you are enrolling in this course as a Traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Where and how can I study?

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Classes will be held at Essendon campus.

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.

If you are enrolling in this course as a Traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will develop 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 (HLT33115).

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You can further your studies in other qualifications such as the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015).

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