Course outline

This is the nationally recognised qualification that provides the knowledge and skills to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. This qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who use a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

Course Overview

Who should do this course?

People pursuing a career as AIN’S (Assistance in Nursing) in hospitals and who wants to pursue further studies in Nursing in Diploma and Bachelor’s level.

Entry requirements

There are no academic prerequisites for the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance. But you need to have reasonable English language, literacy and numeracy to successfully complete the course (LLN). In addition Immunisation record, working with children check and Police Clearance Certificate is mandatory prior to your work placement. Therefore you must undertake a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check (it must be no less than 12 months old).

These checks must be completed prior to industry work placement. The students must be physically be able to do moderate amount of lifting using the appropriate equipment. The students should not have any mobility, hearing, and vision problems to carry out duties efficiently in the hospital or community care settings whilst at placement.


In addition, on completion of the Certificate III, you can receive credits for units that make up the Certificate IV qualifications of Allied health, Diploma in Nursing and Bachelor’s in Nursing. After successful completion of this course students are able to work in the following positions in any hospital settings.

Graduates may seek employment in the following jobs:
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Patient Care assistant
  • Ward Support
  • Nursing support worker
  • Operation theatre assistant
  • Nursing
  • Assistant
  • Patient service assistant
  • Ward assistant
  • Orderly
  • Theatre Support
  • Ward Person

Course Duration

  • This course is 26 weeks made up as follows:
  • Two days of workshops a week (8 hours each) over 22 weeks
  • Work placement of 120 hours in total (15 days) to be spread over 3-4 weeks
  • Commencement dates. See the website for our intake dates or ring the office for details.

Course Location

  • All training is held in both of our premises.

Premises 1: Suite 106-108, 3 Railway parade. Burwood. NSW 2134 (Head office)

Premises 2: Suite 6 132 - 134 Burwood rd,Burwood. NSW 2134


As this is a nationally recognised qualification, you will be required to successfully complete all units to a standard to ensure that you are job ready. Each unit contains assessments which include:

  • Practical demonstrations where you will be observed/assessed by one of our assessors in a simulated environment and in your work Placement
  • Knowledge based tests which contain Short answer questions
  • Small projects which contain written tasks for you to investigate and complete in your own time.
  • Simulation Observation tasks followed by work placement observation tasks.
  • Note: You must be deemed competent with each unit in order to receive your qualification.

Course Delivery

Delivery is a combination of methods to cover the theory and practice requirements:

  • Workshops for developing your theory (maximum of 20 students)
  • Demonstrations, instructions in a simulated environment to give you that valuable practice (maximum of 10 students) Self-paced study and support to embed your learning
  • Work placements to apply your skills

You will be trained in the use of Manual handling equipment and other equipment such as:

  • Lifting hoist, Stand up Lifter, Pelican Belt, Slide Sheet, Electric bed, & Wheelchair.
  • Blood sugar testing equipment, Blood Pressure, Pulse Oximeter etc.
  • Other clinical duties like urinalysis, simple dressings and neuro observations.

Work Placement at a hospital is arranged with you and you will receive the support of one of our mentors to ensure this opportunity is a rewarding experience. For work placement, students have to wear trousers and black closed shoes, we will provide you with a T-shirt.

HLT33115 Certificate III in HSA
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP00 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
BSBWOR30 Organise personal work priorities and development

CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds

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
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
CHCCCS010 Maintain high standard of service


Recognition of RPL and Credit Transfer

You may have developed a number of skills in community care, through previous employment opportunities, life experience or formal studies. If this is the case then you should ask about recognition of prior learning. This may shorten your course. For example, if you hold a current First Aid Certificate from a recognised RTO you will be given Credit Transfer for the first aid unit.


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