Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115
CRICOS Course Code: 093438M
The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance qualifies you to provide assistance to health professionals with services to clients and patients. While you won’t actually be delivering direct care to clients, a Health Services Assistance role will see you being in direct client contact. You will be qualified to undertake positions such as assistant in nursing, nursing support worker, patient service attendant and orderly.
Skills Training Australia's Certificate III in Health Services Assistance has been developed in consultation with industry professionals, and is delivered by experienced nursing care trainers. This program can be delivered in one of our classroom programs at our Knox Campus in Melbourne's East or nationally at employer sites.
Why Study at Skills Training Australia?:
- We have some of the best placement partnerships in Victoria
We have placement agreements with some of the best public and private hospital and health care organisations in the state. We arrange all of your placement hours within the metropolitan area of Melbourne or regional areas of Victoria.
Please note: any necessary travel and/or accommodation requirements are borne by the student.
- Our campus locations make studying near home easier
We have a long established campus in Knox and a new campus in the heart of Melbourne CBD, a short walk from Southern Cross Station and Flagstaff Station.
- Our fees are highly competitive for comparable quality courses
For Certificate III in Health Services Assistance we offer fee-for-service places and Victorian Government subsidied places through the Skills First Program for eligible Victorian students (places are limited). Please speak to one of our Business Development Team Members for more information.
- Regular course Intakes are available throughout the year
We offer regular course intakes throughout the year. All of our training courses are delivered during school terms to accommodate all lifestyles.
- Our staff are passionate about health care
All of our trainers are currently working in the health/nursing industry. This ensures that we are always up to date with current practice and procedure. You will be safe knowing that you are receiving the best and most relevant education possible in the health care field.
- Our modern campuses are designed around our students
We focus on your success while you study with us, providing comfortable, uncrowded training spaces, and dedicated assistance during your course.
Skills Training Australia will conduct a review of your current competencies, including literacy and numeracy skills, in order to ensure this is the most appropriate qualification to achieve your intended outcomes.
To obtain your Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, you must complete 15 units of competency, and be competent in the practical delivery of the course, obtained over 120hrs of practical placement.
Skills Training Australia offer a number of different delivery models to assist students and businesses in achieving their desired outcomes. We recognise that all individuals learn in different ways, so we have designed various models to cater for the needs of the industry. Skills Training offer the following learning models for the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance:
Classroom Program - this model is delivered within a classroom setting, incorporating skills assessments within our Practical Lab rooms. This program will be delivered 2 days per week for 9 months (3 terms) including three weeks of practical placement.
On-the-job training / Traineeships - This program is designed to work with your current Health Care employer. This will allow you to have the program delivered to you in a supported work environment. A training plan will be created, in conjunction with you and your employer, highlighting the course schedule and requirements. You MUST be already employed in the industry and meet traineeship requirements to be eligible for this model. The timeframe for completion of the program will be 3 terms.
The qualification can be delivered at a Skills Training Australia campus or at your place of employment.
A minimum of 120 hours of work placement is required for the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance with Skills Training Australia. Placement needs to be undertaken in an acute setting, and must be signed off by a workplace supervisor/mentor. Placement is traditionally unpaid.
If you are employed and undertaking a traineeship, work placement can be negotiated as part of your normal working duties.This must be approved by your employer and will be monitored by your Skills Training Australia Trainer and Assessor.
Once you have completed your Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, you can apply for a range of different positions, including:
Further Education Pathways
On successful completion of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, participants are able to apply with Skills Training Australia for:
The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is made up of 15 units
All of our quoted costs for the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance HLT33115 include materials, resources, enrolment costs, and placement. The only additional cost will be for your Police Check and Working with Children Check, which you will need to apply for separately prior to going on placement.
We currently hold a contract with the Victorian State Government to offer subsidised training places to eligible individuals in Victoria under the Skills First Program; numbers are limited.
You will either be assessed as a Government Subsidised Student or a Full Fee Paying Student.
"The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment"
Skills First Program
*$1200.00 is the funded tuition fee. The hourly tuition fee calculates to $2.13 per hour.
For students eligible for the concession fee, *$240.00 is the funded tuition concession fee. The hourly tuition fee calculates to $0.43 per hour.
Full Fee Enrolment
$2,000.00. This cost is the full fee for the qualification.
Approximate Skills First Program Contribution
If you are eligible for the Skills First Program, the approximate value of the contribution from the Victorian Government towards the qualification you are considering is $5840.00
*Skills Training Australia may use both State and Federal funding, eligibility criteria does apply
Skills Training Australia is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to providing training opportunities for all people. We actively encourage potential students from disadvantaged groups to apply for training opportunities with us. We would especially encourage people with an Aboriginal background, students who do not have English as their primary language, mature aged students, and students with disabilities or impairments to apply.
For more information about our fees please see our Fees and Funding page.
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