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 where you will provide assistance with the care of patients, under the supervision of health professionals. You will become qualified to work as a professional, compassionate healthcare assistant, responsive to those in need.
Dates / Locations
2 days per week, delivery schedule to be advised. This course will also include some online and self-directed learning elements.
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
Info Events / Sessions
No info events or info sessions available.
#### 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
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
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.
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- Blended – Teaching and assessment will be conducted on-campus and online.
Government Funded $1,930.00 (Tuition $1,845.00, Materials $85.00)
Concession $454.00 (Tuition $369.00, 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.
- Successful applicants for this course will be required to obtain a Victorian Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) and may also be asked to apply for a National Police check prior to placement.
- Successful applicants for this course will be required to provide evidence of immunisation records (for placement).
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 and you will be required to provide evidence of a Victorian Working With Children’s Check (WWCC).
- 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
[See Uni Pathways](/Support-Services/Pathways/Pathways-to-University)
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
- Practical experience
How to apply
Apply via the ‘Apply online now’ button in this course information page. If the course is not available for online application, you can submit your enquiry via the online form below. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly Customer Experience team on 1300 69 8233 or email email@example.com
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.