HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance


Are you looking to enter a career in healthcare? AICE’s Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is designed to equip you with the skills needed to enter a career in various health-support positions including personal care attendant, orderly, assistant in nursing and wards person roles.

Training with AICE means learning from industry leaders in the health sector, with trainers and assessors with decades of combined experience. Our courses are delivered with the workplace in mind, focusing on practical participation and hands-on learning.

Electives from this program are structured to provide students with industry-ready skills across integral health-sector areas such as legal and ethical compliance, patient transport, acute care and appropriate management of elderly clients.

Course Description

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. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication

Course Duration

0.5 – 1 Year
The timeframe to complete the qualification is a maximum of 1 year.

Course Delivery

The course is provided through a combination of blended mode of delivery which include the following.

  • Face to face (classroom) and / or Online delivery
  • Self-study and Knowledge tasks
  • Simulated learning activities / Project Tasks
  • Work Placement

Assessment methods:

  • Knowledge Task (KT)
  • Simulated Activity / Project Task (PT)
  • Presentation / Role-plays
  • Work Placement Task
  • Workplace Observation
Entry Requirement

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course. However, it is strongly advised that individuals complete lower-level qualifications and/or acquire industry experience prior to enrolling in the course.

AICE has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

  • Completion of Year 10 studies or higher or equivalent.
  • Applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN Test.
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Additional Requirements For Work Placement

Additional Requirements for Work Placement.

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
  • AICE highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the practical placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to students without immunization.
Qualification Requirements

Students must complete a total of 15 units including 7 core units and 8 elective units listed below.

Students enrolled in this course must complete a mandatory work placement of 120 hours. Note: students are required to source their own work placement.

Core Units

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Elective units

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concerns
CHCCCS026 Transport Individuals
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
CHCCCS015 Provide individualized support

For more information, please visit https://training.gov.au/training/details/HLT33115

Pathways to Further Study

Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the Health Care Sector, Nursing etc.

Employment Outcome

After successful completion of the program, the candidates may gain employment in a range of assistant style roles from jobs as a patient care attendant or an assistant in nursing, through to orderly and wards person position.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Care assistant
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Patient care attendant
  • Personal care worker
  • Orderly
  • Ward person
Course Fees

The total tuition fees for HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance is:

AUD $3,000

Course Intake Dates and Enrolment


Please contact office staff on 08 6373 2425 to find out or any further queries related to the enrolment process.

Course Duration : 0.5 – 1 Year
AQF Level : 3
Course Delivery : Blended Delivery Mode
Campus : Perth: Mezzanine Level 109 St Georges Terrace | Perth | WA 6000

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