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Qualification Description

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.

Career Outcomes
• Assistant in Nursing
• Nursing Assistant
• Nursing Support Worker
• Patient Service Attendant
• Patient Support Assistant
• Patient Care Assistant

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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).

Entry Requirements

  • School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10) or;
  • Reading and Writing Skills (L) – ACSF level 3
  • Oral Communication skills (L) – ACSF level 3
  • Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N) – ACSF level 3
  • 15 years of age
  • Must have a valid USI
  • Police check
  • Influenza vaccination before they attend work placement.

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.

Opening hours:

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.

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
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

ELECTIVES (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
HLTAIN002 Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment

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Work Placement

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)

Uniform requirement

You will be required to provide your own uniform for work placement, please see the detailed description below.

  • Navy or black pants – NO JEANS
  • White short-sleeved collared shirt (Polo Shirt is fine)
  • Flat, black, closed in non-slip shoes. NO CANVAS SHOES
  • Tie your hair up, clean short nails, and limit your jewellery and makeup

Delivery Options

Blended – Combination of face to face, simulated training, workplace and self-directed learning.

Course Cost

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.

Additional Costs

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.

Credit Transfer

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.