HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
(Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)

Give Care and Spread Joy in Health Services Assistance

Here is your chance to step into Australia’s world-class healthcare sector and play a major role in assisting nursing work in an acute care setting. In this specialized line of work, you will be in direct contact with clients while under supervision and extend nursing assistance to professional healthcare staff.

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What is Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Cert 3 HSA)?

HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Cert 3 HSA) is a specialized Health Service Assistance course that is designed for workers who provide assistance to healthcare professionals while caring for clients. The curriculum for this qualification is structured with elective groups for specific work functions while assisting nursing work in acute care. This qualification also supports the multi-skilling requirements of smaller and rural or remote work settings.

Are there 2 course Delivery Modes?

Absolutely! You can either choose to study Cert 3 HSA at Melbourne CBD, Perth or Sydney in Australia or opt for a more structured and convenient online learning mode. Cert 3 HSA Online allows you to study at your own leisure.

What are my career choices after Cert 3 HSA?

Upon completion of the program either online or on-campus at Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth or Sydney, you can choose to pursue successful careers in Australia as Patient Support Assistant, Ward Assistant, Ward Clerk, Nurse’s Aide, Orderly, Nursing Assistant or Nursing Support Worker.

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Why should you study the course


Simulation Labs Available


Blended Mode Delivery


Face to Face Delivery


Qualified Management Educators


Funding Available For Eligible Students*


Industry Practical Placements

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+61 3 9455 4400

Sydney Campus

+61 2 8228 6400

Melbourne (Heidelberg)

+61 3 9450 5100

Perth Campus

+61 8 6212 8200

IHNA Accreditation and Government Contracts

IHNA have accreditation and government contracts in two states. This can be a point of differentiation.

  • Operational since 2007
  • Accredited by ASQA till 2024
  • Accredited by ANMAC for Diploma of nursing program which leads to registration of Enrolled nurses with AHPRA.
  • Approved provider of Victorian Training and Innovation Fund (State government funding in Victoria, Australia)
  • Approved provider of Skills First Program 2018-19 by Western Australian Government.

IHNA Global Network and partnerships

IHNA have presence in India, Philippines, Malaysia and UAE

  • KASE Partnership in Kerala, India
  • MSSDS Partnership in Mumbai, India
  • Offices in Dubai, UAE
  • Offices in Manila, Philippines

What our students say?

Christian Pascaran

I have completed my Cert 3 in Acute Care through IHNA. The Staff/educators were very helpful to students when it came to addressing our problems. I would like to thank Mrs.Rhodora, Ms. Sheryl, Ms. Michelle and Ms. Sarita and others for accommodating all of my needs E.g. placement adjustment, financial situation and other requirements. The school equipment, labs and other infrastructure are more than adequate to help students to gain knowledge needed in further studies. I’m actually already planning to enrol for Diploma of Nursing later this year as IHNA is a good place to practice simulations.

Nyakuma Johnson

I really enjoyed today’s topic (Communicate and work in health or community services) and understand it more now. The trainer explained it well. Also, the campus is very easy to find; right in the heart of the city with nice and polite staff and trainers.

Dung Nguyen

Excellent! I am enjoying the course so far. Access is very easy to CBD Campus and we like the trainer (Sabrina) too.

Payal Joshi

payal joshi - student testimonial - HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)

I was looking for some courses online and came across the IHNA website. It was the first step to get into the health profession. I chose Cert. 3 in HEALTH SERVICES ASSISTANCE (acute care). It was really a great experience. Here everyone is very supportive and helped me in online assessments whenever needed. After my assessments, I had my placement in Mount Hospital where I wanted to be and now, I am working in ROYAL PERTH HOSPITAL as a Patient Care Assistant.

I am very happy with IHNA, and I have enrolled into another course, that is, DIPLOMA of NURSING, part time. I am finding the online studies very user friendly. I have already recommended some of my friends to IHNA and I am happy to recommend more in the future.

Thank you IHNA!