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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (VIC Only)

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    12 months part-time

  • Start date:

    Enquire now, for start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Skills Training Australia

  • Location:


  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Nursing Support Worker | Ward Assistant | Patient Care Assistant | Nursing Assistant | View all

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

About this course

Build hands-on skills for a rewarding new career working closely with vulnerable Australians by studying a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance course with Skills Training Australia.

Developed in consultation with industry experts, this nationally recognised course offers best-practise training in how to assist health professionals to provide high quality services to clients and patients, and will help you develop a competitive professional skillset required to start working in the community services sector.

In this course, you'll build the practical skills required to work hands-on with patients and clients, including skills in first aid, patient handling, and managing and monitoring patient environments, transport and movements.

Your training will be grounded in a foundation of theoretical knowledge of industry-standard client services management, and will be tested with 120 hours of practical work experience. You'll complete this course with the skills, experience, personal insights and -- most importantly -- the desire to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of Australians.



How to Get In

There are no qualification or educational prerequisites for this course.

Areas of study

In this community services course, the subjects you will study may include:

  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Work with diverse people
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures
  • Participate in work health and safety
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Assist with movement
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • Transport individuals
  • Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
  • Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment
  • Maintain high standard of service
  • Prepare and maintain beds
  • Provide first aid
Skills Training Australia Study with Skills Training Australia and discover a career path that makes a real difference. Gain a nationally recognised qualification to pursue a career in nursing, aged care, health services and more – they’re here to help you help others!

Learning with Skills Training Australia means you’ll receive the highest quality training and assessment services, as well as access to some of Australia’s largest community services and health providers.

Skills Training Australia is just as passionate as you when it comes to giving back to the community; so ask yourself, is there anyone else you’d want to lead you on your way?
Skills Training Australia is committed to helping you achieve your goals, offering a supportive environment and a first-class training experience.

You’ll be taught the industry’s best practices from trainers who are still active in the community and services sector, and are dedicated to supporting you throughout your learning journey, from course commencement to completion.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • : Melbourne Knox
  • Victoria: Melbourne CBD

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance from Skills Training Australia.

After completing this course, you'll be equipped with the skills and abilities to work in a range of client-focused roles in the care and community service sectors. You may choose to seek employment as a:

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
  • Patient Services Assistant
  • Orderly

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Skills Training Australia offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • Course fees include tuition, resources (where applicable), amenities and administration costs.

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