HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance reflects the role of workers who use a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.
• Assistant in Nursing
• Nursing Assistant
• Nursing Support Worker
• Patient Service Attendant
• Patient Support Assistant
• Patient Care Assistant
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to provide a national police check at enrolment and complete your first aid certificate before commencing work placement. You may also be required to obtain a flu vaccination.
To obtain a police check go to the following website.
We encourage all students to apply for a Working with Children Check. This is mandatory for those students that choose the disability or home and community services courses.
First aid classes are held monthly, arrangements will be made for you to attend (if needed).
You will be required to complete an initial assessment of your language, literacy and numeracy skills to see if you meet the ACSF level 3 requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be required to complete additional foundation skills training with an approved provider prior to commencing this qualification.
When course starts?
We take enrolments throughout the year, students can enrol at a time that suits them. The day may vary depending on venues.
Sutherland: Starts from Monday
Hunter Region: Starts from Tuesday
The detail study schedule is sent out to student as soon as student is enrolled.
Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hours may vary depending on venues and student demands
3-5/818 Old Princes Hwy, Sutherland NSW 2232
(2 minutes walk from Sutherland train station)
Hunter Region–Specific venue details will be confirmed along with the training plan prior to enrolment.
Total number of units = 15
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.
Packaging for each specialisation:
ANTS delivers the following units selected from Group B:
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with
HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
HLTAIN002 Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS026 Transport Individuals
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
please see the link https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/HLT33115
Students will attend the mandatory work placement after completing the face to face theory and simulated training.The placement will include both training and assessment.
Australian Nursing and Training Services (ANTS) arranges work placements for students.
All students must complete a minimum of 80 hours of work placement in an accredited acute care facility and in either an aged care, disability or home and community organisationto be deemed competent for this qualification.
Along with your police check you will also need to obtain HLTAID003 Provide first aid prior to commencing your placement. Studying this qualification, it is mandatory to obtain a working with children check.
Some facilities may also require you to provideImmunisation records/evidence, (Flu Vaccines are required in all Accredited Residential Care Facilities, if you are not vaccinated the facility may not accept you)
You will be required to provide your own uniform for work placement, please see the detailed description below.
How long will it take?
Students can take anywhere from 22 weeks to 18 months to complete the course. Duration is dependent on individual experience, commitment and skills.
Students will be informed of the estimated duration at the time of enrolment along with their training plan.
Blended – Combination of face to face, simulated training, workplace and self-directed learning.
State and Federal Government subsidy is available for eligible students. See (Our Funding) page for more details
Full fee paying students:$1800.00
Please refer to the student handbook for any further administration fees that will be applicable to your studies.
Police Check – $27.50 – $49.50
HLTAID003 Provide first aid – $100
Flu Vaccination – $10 – $150 – this depends on the location you obtain the flu vaccination from and any costs associated with visiting a medical practitioner
General Vaccinations – $50 – $500. The cost of vaccinations will vary dependent on your eligibility for medicare rebates and the cost of your medical practitioner
Working with Children Check – this can be obtained from the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian website. For students and volunteers this check is free of charge with a 1 year expiry. For a full check with a 5 year expiry the cost is $80. Students who will be under the age of 18 during their placement are not required to obtain a WWCC check.
Opportunities for Further Study
Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Diploma level programs from the HLT Training Package
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.
Australian Nursing and Training Services has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations
The course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation, completion of assignments / projects and practical demonstrations in a simulated or workplace environment.