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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

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  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; Max 18 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)

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What you'll learn

Make a real impact on the lives of others with this allied health course!

About this course

Pursue your passion for improving the lives of others and work as a qualified nursing assistant or allied health assistant with this online Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115) course.

You will be taught how to support the care needs of clients in a range of settings, and be trained to work effectively and compassionately with a broad spectrum of the clients including individuals with disabilities, older people and those from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Once you complete this course, you'll be qualified to pursue work in a range of health contexts from aged care facilities and rehabilitation centres through to acute care hospitals and community support agencies.

Work placement

This course requires students complete 120 hours of mandatory work placement. Students will be required to secure their own placement, however Open Colleges' Work Placement Support Team is available to provide guidance and support in this area.


To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Have completed Year 10, or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a certificate II or higher qualification; OR
  • Have at least 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Areas of study

In this allied health course, the subjects you will study include:

  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • HLTFA311A - Apply first aid
  • HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safety
  • HLTHSS003 - Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
  • CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
  • CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
  • CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals
  • HLTOHC004 - Provide or assist with oral hygiene
  • CHCDIV001- Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • CHCCCS012 - Prepare and maintain beds
  • CHCCCS010 - Maintain a high standard of service
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115) from Integrated Care and Management Training. The course is your ideal path to a satisfying career in this highly stable growth area of the health care industry.

Curious about where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Nursing Support Worker
  • Ward Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Wardsperson
  • Patient Services Assistant
  • Operating Theatre Technician
  • Orderly

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

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Pay just $74.78 for 60 weeks with a $100 depositPay $2,832 upfront and save 20%

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