Certificate III in Health Services Assistance 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.
Occupational titles may include:
- Ward Assistant
- Patient support assistant
- Nursing assistant
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is delivered via blended model, predominately offered using electronic based delivery, with Trainers/Assessors being available Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm through email and/or telephone.
- Online delivery for 15 units of competency
- Vocational placement of at least 40 hours
- Simulated workshops held at our training locations (as timetabled)
- The opportunity to attend trainer-led study support sessions every Wednesday (9:00am – 12:00pm) for the duration of your course
- Self-paced (up to 12 months to complete)
- Rolling intake, start anytime!
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is delivered via our DP Learning@Home Program , offering a mixture
- block or day release for apprentices
- a combination of the above
This course is delivered online Nationally.
Class-based or practical training may be delivered at the locations below.
DP Training Campus
- Brisbane – 162 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
- Gold Coast – Unit 7, 52 Davenport Street, Southport QLD 4215
Other training and meeting rooms
- Adelaide – 97 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
- Sydney – Level 17, Angel Place, 123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
- Melbourne – Level 10, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
- Far North Queensland
- Northern Rivers
- Far West New South Wales
The target learner is typically an adult wanting to provide services and support to people in the health and client care industries.
The target learners and entry requirements for this course must:
- be over 15 years of age, whom have finished or left secondary school
- obtain security clearance*
- ability to undertake vocational placement, which includes manual handling tasks
- undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills Indicator
- be able to undertake 40 hours of vocational placement
- have technological skills to undertake computer/online work and have access to a computer and software with the following minimum specifications – Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above/Microsoft Office or equivalent/Adobe Acrobat Reader/Adobe Flash Player/Up to date internet browser
Please be advised the following documents will be required to be submitted with your enrolment:
- Proof of ID: Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence.
- Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
- Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia If you do not hold a USI Number or have forgotten your USI Number, please visit the link provided below: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi
- Course fee – $2450
To commence a $250 deposit is required prior to commencing training and assessment, with weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment plans to pay the remaining fees.
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is made up of 15 units of competency (7 core, 8 elective) which reflect the needs of industry.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|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||Organize personal work priorities and development|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|BSBTWK201||Work effectively with others|
Students will be provided with all the Student training and assessment materials for each unit of competency required to complete the course.
All students will be required to complete either a Vocational placement Log Book or if an Existing worker, a Workplace log book of at least 100 hours within an approved education and care setting. DP Training has a partnership with industry providers and we will coordinate your placement. For those who do not wish to attend DP Training’s selected placement, you will have the opportunity, in coordination with DP Training to source your own alternative vocational work placement location.
It is a requirement to have a security clearance* before you can commence your placement.
Vocational placement is structured workplace learning; a vocational placement student log book is developed to support you to meet the requirements of all tasks to be completed during your placement. Vocational Placement is an important part of the program that has been designed for students to apply the theoretical knowledge gained to a practical level in a workplace environment. This practical approach to learning will prepare students to ease into 100 hours of on the job training required to gain the qualification. All students undertaking vocational placement will be required to organise their own transportation to and from the vocational placement host organisation’s facility.
*Security Clearances: Some qualifications require a security clearance (e.g., police check, valid blue card and/or yellow card) in order for the student to be eligible to undertake practical and/or vocational placement. Additionally, individual host organisations may have different requirements regarding vaccinations. Please discuss these with our Administration Team during the enrolment process and/or refer to the DP Training website for more information. Please note there are mandatory vaccination requirements within each state and it is up to the student to ensure they are complying with their own state, territory legislation and workplace organisation policies and procedures.