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Certifying your skills in HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance involves completing a recognized training program in Australia. This certificate equips you with essential skills for supporting healthcare professionals in various healthcare settings. The process typically includes coursework, assessments, and practical training, leading to the awarding of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance upon successful completion.
To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.
Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
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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.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Total number of units = 15
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:
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Recognise healthy body systems
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
Participate in workplace health and safety
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Organise personal work priorities and development
Group A electives – OPERATING THEATRE TECHNICIAN specialisation
Handle and care for operating theatre equipment
Assist with preparation of clients for operative procedures
Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support
Group B electives – ASSISTING IN NURSING WORK IN ACUTE CARE specialisation
Assist with movement
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Provide support to people living with dementia
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Work with clients who are intoxicated
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Maintain a high standard of service
Prepare and maintain beds
Provide individualised support
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Work with people with mental health issues
Engage with health professionals and the health system
Work with forced migrants
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
Contribute to client flow and client information management in medical imaging
Support the medical imaging professional
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Provide basic emergency life support
Provide first aid
Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions
Follow basic food safety practices
Provide ward or unit based food preparation and distribution services
Perform kitchenware washing
Serve cafeteria customers
Apply and monitor food safety requirements
Prepare foods suitable for a range of client groups
Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace
Conduct internal food safety audits
Apply cook-freeze and reheating processes
Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
Handle and move equipment, goods and mail
Handle medical gases safely
Provide or assist with oral hygiene
Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices
Transport and store food
Develop and implement a food safety program
Contribute to team effectiveness
Promote innovation in a team environment
Organise and monitor cleaning operations