The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is a great introduction to the healthcare and community services sector. You will learn the skills required for work in a hospital setting or a healthcare facility, and become qualified to work as a compassionate healthcare assistant. Whether you are a school leaver, or returning to study, the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance will provide you with a pathway and possible credits into other courses in health and community services. Note: Although this training is at an introductory level in providing direct patient assistance, this provides a great building block for further study to build your career in this rewarding sector.
Dates / Locations
#### When You Can Enrol
- On-campus/blended: Apply online for our 2022 intake commencing in February. Applications close on 7 February 2022.
Note: If applications are not open please register your details via the ‘Enquire Now’ button to be notified when future intakes are scheduled.
- Traineeship: You will enrol with Wodonga TAFE as part of your traineeship with your employer. The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) is your first point of contact for queries about a traineeship or apprenticeship, www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/about-aasn.
#### Delivery Schedule
- On-campus - 2022 intake: commencing Monday 14 February, 2 days per week (Mondays and Wednesdays).
- Traineeship - Individual training plans will be developed in consultation with your employer, as part of your traineeship.
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
#### Compulsory Units
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
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals and the health system
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
BSBWOR204 Use business technology
#### Selectable Units
Additional selectable units may apply.
#### Learning Outcomes
- 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 work health and safety
- Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
- Organise personal work priorities and development
- Assist with movement
- Follow basic food safety practices
- Engage with health professionals and the health system
- Provide first aid
- Work with people with mental health issues
- Manage personal computer.
- Blended – Teaching and assessment will be conducted on-campus and online.
- Traineeship – Teaching and assessment will be required to be conducted as part of a traineeship
From 1 January 2019, Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that will pay your tuition fees to study in this selected course at Wodonga TAFE, if you’re eligible, subject to minimum numbers.
Government Funded $1,468.75 (Tuition $1,383.75, Materials $85.00)
Concession $361.75 (Tuition $276.75, Materials $85.00)
Fee For Service $2,545.00 (Tuition $2,460.00, Materials $85.00)
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the 'Apply Now' tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
All applicants are advised there is a selection process that applies to all courses. This process includes: LLN (Literacy, Learning, Numeracy) Assessment; Written Tasks; Group Interview.
- On receipt of your course application you will be emailed an ‘Application Requirement Questionnaire’ electronic form.
- Once you submit an application for this course you will receive a separate email from LLN Robot to complete a Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral and Numeracy test online. Please check your junk mail if this does not come to your inbox.
- Please allow one hour to complete the LLN Robot assessment. You will need a computer with speakers or headphones as there is an audio section in the assessment.
- Your LLN Assessment will need to be completed one week after receiving it to progress your application to the next stage, or your application may be withdrawn due to inactivity.
- If you are unable to access the LLN Robot link please contact our Customer Experience team **as soon as possible**.
- Note: Completion of and passing the LLN Robot Assessment does not guarantee a place in the course at Wodonga TAFE. Numbers are limited and selected applicants will be contacted to attend an interview. If an applicant is not accepted into their preferred course they will be contacted and provided information on alternate pathways and/or courses.
This course may provide you with a pathway into other health and community services-related courses, that may include:
- Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
- Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
- Certificate IV in Community Services
- Certificate IV in Disability
- Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
- Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
- Diploma of Nursing
[Study pathways with Wodonga TAFE »](/to-wodonga-tafe-and-beyond)
This qualification may lead to a range of job opportunities in the health and community services sector, including the following:
- wards person or ward assistant
- assistant in a community care setting
- domestic care worker
- environmental services attendant
- food services assistant.
By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF Qualification.
The assessments will include the validation of underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. A range of assessment strategies to meet different learner needs will be selected. Assessment strategies may include:
- Research projects
- Self/peer assessment
- Written questions
- Oral presentations
- Case study
- Group discussion
- Log Book
- Work related projects.
How to apply
Apply via the ‘Apply now’ button in the course information page. If the course is not available for online application, register your details via the ‘Enquire Now’ form to be notified when future dates are scheduled, or to chat to our friendly Customer Experience team.
For traineeship information and enrolments, the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) is your first point of contact for queries about a traineeship or apprenticeship, www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/about-aasn.
Please note: We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.