Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Certificate III   NRT
Course no:
National code:
Start date:
Wed 19 Jul 2017
 –   Randwick
  • Expand all
  • 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.)

    TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link


    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualifications

    Enrol at any location

    Full Time
    Course start:
    Wed 19 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    18 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    15 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    View details
    About offering:


    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

    Indicative timetable:

    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.

    Other Information:

    There will be 80 hours of mandatory acute clinical placement where you will be required to attend a variety of shifts.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CHCCCS002Assist with movement25
    HLTAIN001Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment150
    CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30
    HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25
    CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach60
    BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately60
    BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development30
    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
    HLTAID003Provide first aid18
    HLTAIN002Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment40
    HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems70
    CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern20
    CHCCCS026Transport individuals20
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
    CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues80



    Got questions? Need help?

    1300 360 601
    827 George Street
    Sydney NSW 2000
    Find out more



    Female students at Sydney TAFE


    A scholarship can help with fees and related study expenses.
    Find out if you are eligible.