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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

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The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is the recognised qualification to become a Hospital Orderly. Working as an Orderly or Assistant, you'll provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
HLT33115
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$3,397 total

About this course

The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance is the recognised qualification to become a Hospital Orderly.

Working as an Orderly or Assistant, you'll provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. During this course, you'll learn from expert trainers and gain skills you can apply in a range of Health Services roles.

This course is available as a VETDSS course, and also as a workplace traineeship. There is also an option to undertake this as a dual qualification with HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this course.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Undertake an interview.
  • Trainees: Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network OR be able to demonstrate experience in the trade.
  • VETDSS students: Please ask your School's VET coordinator or Careers advisor to apply for this course.

In addition applicants must also:

  • Students will need computer skills with access to the internet
  • Have or obtain a First Aid Certificate (incorporated in the qualification) to undertake placement
  • Be up to date with their immunisations

Mandatory placement of 120 hours is attached to this course. Students will need computer skills with access to the internet and be prepared for out of class commitments.

Study locations

Seymour - Wallis Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Benalla - Samaria Road

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the health sector as an Orderly or Assistant. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Operating Theatre Technician
  • Nursing Support Worker
  • Theatre Support
  • Ward Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.