Foundation Education

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

HLT33115Foundation Education (RTO 22557)
Duration
Up to 12 monthsself-paced
Study mode
Online
Next start date
Anytime

Why study this course

  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed for a role as an Assistant in Nursing, Patient Care Attendant or Patient Services Officer
  • Learn to provide assistance to healthcare professionals across different industries, by completing units that focus on providing support to older people or those facing mental health issues
  • Enjoy the flexibility study entirely online and at your own pace

Recognition

This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Special conditions for this course

There is no mandatory placement requirement in this course, however, you will be required to have access to a suitable workplace to complete practical assessment tasks. This may include interacting with staff and service users, assisting older clients, and accessing reporting systems and organisational policies.

You must be supervised by someone who holds a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance or a higher qualification, and in some instances, you may be required to hold a current Working with Children Check.

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered entirely online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Comply with infection prevention and control procedures
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology
  • Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • Confirm physical health status

Enquire with Foundation Education or visit their website to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Foundation Education or visit their website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Foundation Education can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

There is no mandatory placement requirement in this course, however, you will be required to have access to a suitable workplace to complete practical assessment tasks.


Enquire with Foundation Education or visit their website to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

Career Insights

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Support and delivery

A range of support options

  • Student Support Officers provide ongoing support from enrolment to graduation. They will assist with general enquiries and help you stay on track via activity monitoring and friendly reminders.
  • Benefit from access to industry experienced Technical Advisors who can help answer questions on course content, assessment and practical tasks. They are available to help you discover the real world applications of what you're learning.
  • While studying, you will have access to coaching sessions where you can discuss course content and ask questions. Extra individual coaching sessions are also available on request to help you understand key concepts.

Flexible online study

  • Courses are delivered fully online which means that you can choose your course length. Choose to take the full allotted time, or study a lot and complete in half the time.
  • Foundation Education offer Orientation to new students. This familiarises you with the eLearning platform and ensures you have all the information, tools and resources you need to start studying.

Career preparation

  • Benefit from access to a network of practical placement partners.
  • Foundation Education provide advice on finding placements as well as tools and tips to use when approaching different workplaces.
  • Access CV tools and templates, interview preparation tips, information on writing job applications as well commonly asked questions for job interviews.

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Certificate III in Health Services AssistanceHLT33115

You may wish to discuss the following with Foundation Education:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements
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