Certificate III in Health Support Services (Food Services)

Certificate III   NRT
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 –   Ultimo
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  • Health Support Services (Food Services) course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification covers workers who provide support for the effective functioning of health services. These functions are carried out under supervision and require the use of some discretion and judgement. These workers may also provide a team leadership, workplace training or leading hand function. These workers do not deliver direct care to clients.

    This qualification reflects the requirements for the specialisation Certificate III in Health Support Services (Food Services).

    No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Cleaning leading hand, cleaning services area supervisor, cleaning supervisor, Food service worker, Health support services worker, Hospital clearner, Hospital grounds maintenance supervisor/worker, Hospital laundry supervisor, Laundry operator.


    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 qualification

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    Part Time Day
    Course start:
    Mon 12 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    13 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    Course Fee:
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    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 6 December 2017 from 11.00am to 1.00pm and 5.00pm to 7.00pm in TAFE NSW Ultimo, corner of Harris Street and Thomas Street Ultimo, Building E Room E4.02
    Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 11.00am to 1:00pm and 5.00pm to 7.00pm in TAFE NSW Ultimo, corner of Harris Street and Thomas Street Ultimo, Building C (The Muse).

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 13 hours of class a week over 2 days per week and plus 120 hours work placement. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    HLTFSE005Apply and monitor food safety requirements60
    HLTAHA018Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines60
    HLTAHA019Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans50
    CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30
    HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures25
    HLTWHS005Conduct manual tasks safely30
    HLTFSE001Follow basic food safety practices30
    BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development30
    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
    HLTFSE003Perform kitchenware washing10
    HLTFSE006Prepare foods suitable for a range of client groups40
    HLTFSE002Provide ward or unit based food preparation and distribution services30
    HLTAHA020Support food services in menu and meal order processing40
    SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety15
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40



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