IHNA HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care) Course image

Accreditation : IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
Course Code: HLT33115 Award Titles : HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)
AQF Level : 3 Duration : 26 Weeks
RTO ID : 21985 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face & Online (Blended)
CRICOS Code: 093193E Campuses : VIC / WA /NSW and India
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This certification course is designed for workers in a variety of job descriptions who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients. Health Services Assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

The course curriculum for this qualification has been structured with elective groups for specific work functions in assisting in nursing work in acute care. Additionally, the qualification supports multi-skilling requirements of smaller and rural/remote work settings.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.


Online line Blended Learning

Start your program at anytime from anywhere in Australia - all you need is internet access!

Interact with classmates online through high quality online collaboration platform designed by IHNA

Regular feedback and assistance from our student support team

Communicate with your Course Coordinator and teachers at any point in the course during regular consultation

Choose where you study - with Regular simulation workshops across IHNA campuses in Australia

Choose to join scheduled clinical placements booked by IHNA nationally

Advance your clinical placement at your selected facilities by negotiation, provided prerequisite course components are complete

Choose your healthcare facility - with the flexibility of work placements across Australia

Choose to join scheduled work placements booked by IHNA nationally

Advance your work placement at your selected facilities by negotiation, provided prerequisite course components are complete

Finance made easy! - Interest free payment plans

Select payment plans based on your financial situation

Pay no interest, don't get in debt

No credit card surcharge/fee

No loss of income - Study while you continue working in the current job

Plan your study to fit with your work commitments

Don't miss valuable career opportunities

Get a head start! - Gain credit transfer or Recognition of prior learning (RPL) for previous study and work place experience and fast-track your studies.

New immigrants gets opportunity to work and pursue health career in both the areas of age care and hospitals.

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply".

Course Overview

HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

Classroom/ Face to face mode

This course will be delivered over a maximum of 26 weeks, including minimum 20 hours of classroom based student contact hours per week and a Practical Placement of up to 120 hours.

Blended Mode

The course will be offered using a structured blended learning approach, including a combination of e-learning, practicing various care skills in the simulated environment and Practical Placement.

For both modes of delivery, completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies.

15 units of competency are required for this qualification.

Core Units


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Recognise healthy body systems


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Participate in workplace health and safety


Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately


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


Prepare and maintain beds


Provide individualised support


Provide first aid

Delivery will mainly be:

1. Classroom/ Face to face mode

2. Blended Mode

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

•  Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
•  You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent or be of mature age.

Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

•  A qualification at Certificate II level or higher, OR
•  2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication, OR
•  Age 18 year or higher

Applicants are required to have successfully completed BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) Exit Level 2

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Satisfactory police clearance certificate is essential for practical placement.

IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization form before the practical placement start date.

It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are clinical practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the hospital and community health settings. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Additional skills and abilities are needed to perform patient/ resident care in the clinical settings to pass the course objectives and requirements.

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a patient, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of patients and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfill these requirements then please declare in your course application, special needs section.

The total tuition cost for the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care) is:
Domestic students:
• Victoria & Western Australia: AUD $2,800
• New South Wales: AUD $1,800

State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students.
For more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

Face to face Delivery


Jun 07, 2017
Jul 05, 2017
Aug 09, 2017
Sep 06, 2017
Oct 04, 2017
Nov 08, 2017

Online (Blended) Delivery

Campus : Melbourne(Heidelberg) | Perth
Jun 05, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
Oct 03, 2017
Dec 04, 2017

Note :-
*The course is now available at IHNA Sydney Campus in Face-to-Face mode from 17th May 2017 as per below time schedule.

Wednesdays9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

We have three campuses, Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney:

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus

597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road,
Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia

Perth Campus

Level 3, Carillon City Arcade,
680-692 Hay Street Mall, Perth WA 6000 Australia

Sydney Campus

Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta,
NSW 2150 Australia

The application process involves submitting an application, interview, payment and confirmation of enrolment. Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.

Applicants can submit their initial application by clicking 'Apply Online' button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.


Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.


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