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Course code:

HLT33115

Next available intakes:

July, February

Course length:

Part Time: 6 months

Campus:

Moorabbin

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.


Course structure

ASSESSMENT

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.

SUBJECTS

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

CHCCCS026

Transport individuals

HLTFSE001

Follow basic food safety practices

HLTHSS003

Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting

HLTHSS007

Handle medical gases safely

Code Name
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCCS002Assist with movement
CHCCCS010Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCCS012Prepare and maintain beds
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS026Transport individuals
HLTFSE001Follow basic food safety practices
HLTHSS003Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
HLTHSS007Handle medical gases safely

Entry requirements

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

After completion, you will receive the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance.

PATHWAYS

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- orderly
- wards person
- wards assistant
- patient care assistant
- patient service attendant
- patient support assistant


How to apply

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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$3,589.00

Government subsidised

$1,116.00

Concession

$223.20

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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Allied Health Open Days

A career as an allied health professional is about making your lasting mark in the healthcare sector. With health our most precious commodity, the need for skilled workers is important within any society. Help make your positive contributions to an in-demand field while building a strong knowledge base and furthering your career options. Visit us on Open Day to find out more about our courses. Join us for a presentation that will highlight pathway options, VET in School options and information relevant to your study interests. You will also have the opportunity to complete a tour of Holmesglen�s allied health lab and treatment areas. Once the presentation and tour has concluded, our teachers will be available to answer your questions. Start your career in the allied health sector. Register now.

- , Thu, 08 Aug

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

Health services assistants are tasked with making a positive difference in their field and society. A professional works with passion, respect and empathy when providing important help across areas of patient transport and movement, food service, bed maintenance, infection control, and clinical cleaning. Visit us on Open Day to get started and find out more about Holmesglen's Health Services Assistance course. Join us for a presentation that will highlight your study and career options and receive information relevant to your study goals. You will also have the opportunity to complete a tour of Holmesglen�s practical health sciences areas. Once the presentation and tour have concluded, our teachers will gladly be available to answer your questions. Note: After the presentation at 5.30pm, you will also have the opportunity to apply for the course and do a BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) Pre-Training Assessment which could take up to 2 hours. Begin your career in the health services sector. Register now.

- , Thu, 08 Aug

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

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