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.

  • Course Code : HLT33115
  • Award Titles :
    HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)
  • AQF Level : 3
  • Accreditation : ASQA
  • Duration : 6 Months
  • Course Delivery : Online (Blended)
  • RTO ID : 21985
  • Campuses : Victoria / WA /NSW and India
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.

Course Competency Details

15 units of competency are required for this qualification, including:

  • •   7 core units
  • •   8 elective units

Core Units

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
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
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development


CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
HLTAIN002 Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment
CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTAID003 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 16 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 an IHNA LLN test or VET ASSESS LLN Test (with a valid score of minimum 50% for each area and issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

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.

Online (Blended) Delivery

Oct 17, 2016
Nov 21, 2016

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

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus Perth Campus Sydney Campus
Upper Heidelberg Road,
Heidelberg Heights,
Victoria 3081 Australia
Level 2
Carillon City Arcade,
680-692 Hay Street Mall,
Perth WA 6000 Australia
Level 7
33 Argyle Street,
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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