Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Course Code: HLT33115 | CRICOS Code: 104582H


Health Services

Delivery Mode

Blended and In house Simulations


40 Weeks

Course Description

COURSE CODE : HLT33115 | CRICOS CODE : 104582Hnrt logo Certificate in Health Services Assistance

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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


Blended / In house Simulations


Melbourne Campus
Level 5 & 9, 341-345 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney Campus
Level 1, 54 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge NSW 2037

Course Fee/Duration


Course Duration: 40 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $8,500 (includes Workshop training , Materials & Administration Fee)

Note: Fees are subject to changes


This qualification is delivered to the local and international students over total of 40 weeks each within the stated delivery timeframe. Face to Face delivery with student participation in the demonstration of job role tasks.

Intake Dates


January, April, July, October

Entry Requirements


  • 18 years or older upon application
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification

Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Units Of Competency


This qualification requires the successful completion of 15 units of competency: 7 Core units and 8 Electives

Core Units – 7
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development
Elective Units – 8
CHCCCS002Assist with movement
HLTAIN001Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
HLTAID011Provide first aid
HLTFSE001Follow basic food safety practices
BSBFLM312Contribute to team effectiveness
HLTAID009Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID010Provide basic emergency life support
Qualification Pathways


After successfully completing the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance, students may apply for the:

  • HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating Theatre Technician)
  • HLT47715 Certificate IV in Medial Practice Assisting
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Note: While Signet may not offer all the qualifications indicated within the pathway, we identify relevant progression that may be attained. Check our website for your eligibility for the courses offered at Signet.

Career Pathways


Graduates of this course go on to work as:

  • Nursing assistant
  • Nursing support worker
  • Operating theatre technician
  • Patient service assistant (PSA)
  • Ward assistant
  • Patient support assistant
  • Wards person
  • Patient care assistant
  • Ward support.
  • Orderly

* Completion of an Signet qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome

Related Qualifications

Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Certificate IV in Dental Assisting
Diploma of Dental Technology
Diploma of Emergency Health Care
Certificate III in Pathology Collection
Certificate III in Dental Laboratory Assisting
Diploma of Nursing

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