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Study the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance to become a health services assistant, working across health disciplines to assist other health professionals with patients.
The course is delivered at Holmesglen's Moorabbin campus and will provide you with comprehensive training to perform essential services such as: patient transport and movement, food service, maintaining beds, infection control and clinical cleaning.
All our clinical specialist units are taught by practising health professionals.
Your learning will be supported through a range of classes, online activities and tutorials. Practical sessions are conducted in our state-of-the-art allied health facility, with simulated hospital and community environments.
Our Department of Allied Health Services and Science has strong partnerships with a number of health services in Victoria, providing quality clinical placement experiences for our students that are hands-on and meaningful.
Placements provide you with the opportunity to practice your newly gained skills in a range of settings.
All placements are well supported by fully qualified clinical staff to produce graduates who are work ready for a career as an health services assistant.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Organise personal work priorities and development
Communicate and work in health or community services
Recognise healthy body systems
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Participate in workplace health and safety
Maintain a high standard of service
Prepare and maintain beds
Provide individualised support
Follow basic food safety practices
Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
Handle medical gases safely
| Code || Name |
|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|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service|
|CHCCCS012||Prepare and maintain beds|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|HLTFSE001||Follow basic food safety practices|
|HLTHSS003||Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting|
|HLTHSS007||Handle medical gases safely|
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Prior to undertaking clinical placement, you will need to provide your health and immunisation status, complete a National Police Records Check annually and hold a valid Working with Children Check.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After completion, you will receive the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance.
The HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is a suitable pathway into the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing for students without VCE (or equivalent) or returning back to study after a prolonged absence.
Graduates interested into the Diploma of Nursing will be required to achieve an exit level 3 for both English and maths on the BKSB as an entry requirement.
- wards person
- wards assistant
- patient care assistant
- patient service attendant
- patient support assistant
How to apply
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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