HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Experienced in health assistance? You deserve recognition.

If you already have skills and experience in health assistance, including the provision of theatre support and nursing assistance in acute care, then you could achieve formal recognition as a qualified Assistant in Nursing (AIN) or other health-related support worker with a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, achieved via RPL.

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Total number of units = 15

  • 7 core units
  • 8 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 6 units from the electives listed below,
  • up to 2 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance.Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation: 

  • All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance.Operating theatre technician)
  • All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance(Assisting in nursing work in acute care). To achieve this qualification with this specialisation, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the unit of competency.

Core 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

Elective units

Group A electives – OPERATING THEATRE TECHNICIAN specialisation

HLTTHE001

Handle and care for operating theatre equipment

HLTTHE002

Assist with preparation of clients for operative procedures

HLTTHE003

Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support

Group B electives

ASSISTING IN NURSING WORK IN ACUTE CARE specialisation

CHCCCS002

Assist with movement

CHCCCS020

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

CHCCCS026

Transport individuals

HLTAIN001

Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment

HLTAIN002

Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment

Other electives

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAOD001

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAOD002

Work with clients who are intoxicated

CHCCCS009

Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCCCS010

Maintain high standard of service

CHCCCS012

Prepare and maintain beds

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

HLTOHC004

Provide or assist with oral hygiene

CHCPRP005

Engage with health professionals and the health system

CHCSET001

Work with forced migrants

CHCSOH001

Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

HLTAHA025

Contribute to client flow and client information management in medical imaging

HLTAHA026

Support the medical imaging professional

HLTAID001

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID002

Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTAMBT301B

Transport non-emergency clients under operational conditions

HLTFS201D

Distribute meals and refreshments to clients

HLTFS203D

Apply cook-freeze processes

HLTFS204D

Provide ward or unit based food preparation and distribution services

HLTFS205D

Perform kitchenware washing

HLTFS206D

Carry out cafeteria operations

HLTFS207C

Follow basic food safety practices

HLTFS208D

Transport food

HLTFS302D

Prepare foods suitable for a range of food service settings

HLTFS309C

Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace

HLTFS310C

Apply and monitor food safety requirements

HLTFS311C

Develop food safety programs

HLTFS312C

Conduct food safety audits

HLTMS204D

Handle and move equipment, goods, mail and furniture

HLTMS207D

Handle medical gases safely

HLTMS208D

Handle waste in a healthcare environment

HLTSTE001

Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices

BSBFLM312

Contribute to team effectiveness

BSBINN301

Promote innovation in a team environment

CPPCLO4022A

Organise and monitor cleaning operations

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.

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

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