HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Service 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

Course Duration 12 monthsDP Training Consultancy

Occupational titles may include:
  • Orderly
  • Ward assistant
  • Patient support assistant
  • Nursing assistant

This course will be delivered predominately using electronic based – online delivery. There are 15 units of competency required for an award for this qualification.

In order to meet the training package requirements, learners will participate in scheduled Practical simulated workshops, in order to demonstrate that skills have been learnt and assessed in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions.

  • Electronic based - Online delivery
  • Classroom practical simulation delivery (Tuesdays)
  • Other –Vocational placement 40 hours.
Course STructure HLT33115 Certificate III inHealth Services Assistance

Unit Code

Unit Name


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Recognise healthy body systems


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Participate in workplace health and safety


Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately


Organize personal work priorities and development


Assist with movement


Respond effectively to behaviours of concern


Transport individuals


Facilitate the empowerment of older people


Provide support to people living with dementia


Facilitate responsible behavior


Provide individualised support


Provide first aid



# To receive an award for this qualification Students are required to complete all units listed above as competent and meet the requirements of the 40 hours of vocational placement within a period of 12 months.

Students will be provided with all the Student training & assessment materials for each unit of competency required to complete the course.

Some host placements require the additional documentation provided before vocational placement

  • Volunteer Blue Card
  • Vaccination record – MMR, Chicken Pox, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B

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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
  • undertake a National Police Check without a notable offence being listed
  • 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



Photo Identification (Drivers Licence or Passport)

  • All Completed forms from the enrolment pack
  • Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
  • National Police Check Certificate (Required before Vocational Placement can commence).

(DP Training can process an application on your behalf - additional fee charged for the police
check $49.90)

  • Completed Language, Literacy and Numeracy documentation
  • Ability to complete 40 hours as Vocational 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 in the classroom to a practical level in a workplace environment. This practical approach to learning will prepare students to ease into 40 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.


  • Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast

*Full Fee for Service Program Fee: $2450 or *Fee for Service Assessment ONLY (RPL): $1500  
Funded via Investing in Skills - Certificate 3 Guarantee, a Queensland Government Initiative Please refer to https://www.dptraining.com.au/userfiles/file/c3g%2Dfactsheet%2Dstudent(1).pdf
And for student contribution fees - https://www.dptraining.com.au/individual-funding-available
**Concessional co-contribution fee - $65; or Non-concessional co-contribution fee - $95

*For full fee and fee for service Assessment ONLY (RPL) deposit and payment options, please refer to Fees
policy and procedure in Student handbook – https://www.dptraining.com.au
**For co-contribution eligibility and payment requirements, please refer to Fees policy and procedure in
Student handbook - https://www.dptraining.com.au


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