Qualification Duration

This qualification is typically delivered over a duration of 27 weeks, including 80 hours of work placement in an approved facility.

Qualification AQF Level

Certificate III

Delivery Mode

This qualification is delivered in a face-to-face setting.

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.

Qualification Detail

The successful completion of this qualification requires competency to be achieved in 15 units comprising of seven (7) core units and eight (8) elective units.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, although applicants will need to undertake an LLN assessment. Students are required to complete a Practical Placement which requires a police check and an NDIS screening.

Units in this Qualification

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsCore
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriatelyCore
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and developmentCore
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresCore
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safetyCore
CHCCCS002Assist with movementElective
CHCCCS010Maintain high standards of serviceElective
CHCCCS012Prepare and maintain bedsElective
BSBFLM312Contribute to team effectivenessElective
HLTFSE002Provide ward and unit based food preparation and distribution servicesElective
HLTHSS003Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical settingElective
CHCCCS012Follow basic food safety practicesElective
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and familiesElective

Qualification Outcomes

  1. Acute care assistant
  2. Operating theatre technician
  3. Food services worker (hospital)


This course is delivered fee for service at a course fee of $198.

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