Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Health Services Assistance course details
Course description and aims
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.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Course outcomes and careers
Credit for Prior Learning
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
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Enrol at any location
Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Tuesday 13 June 2017 or Thursday 15 June 2017 between 2pm and 6pm, Building A, Level 4, Room A4.21, Randwick College Cnr Darley Rd and King St Randwick 2031
You will need to attend approximately 15 hours of class over 3 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.
There will be 80 hours of mandatory acute clinical placement where you will be required to attend a variety of shifts.
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement||25|
|HLTAIN001||Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment||150|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||30|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||25|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||60|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately||60|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development||30|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||20|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18|
|HLTAIN002||Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment||40|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||70|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern||20|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||80|