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Certificate III in Health Support Services

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The Certificate III in Health Support Services is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Health Support Worker. You'll gain advanced skills across a range of specialty streams, and will learn to provide support for the effective...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
10 months part-time
Course Code
HLT33215
Domestic Fees
$2,381 total

About this course

The Certificate III in Health Support Services is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Health Support Worker.

You'll gain advanced skills across a range of specialty streams, and will learn to provide support for the effective functioning of health services.

Please note: health support workers do not deliver direct care to clients.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Have a current Police Check and Working with Children Check
  • Immunizations for for working in Health ( Hep B immunity)

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Health and Community Services Industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Orderly
  • Ward Assistant
  • Patient Support Assistant
  • Operating Theatre Technician
  • Ward Clerk
  • Hospital Cleaner
  • Food Service Worker
  • Hospital Maintenance Worker
  • Hospital Laundry Operator

Working in this industry may involve some shift work. Work can be within a multidisciplinary health care team, and carried out under supervision. Roles within this area may require the use of some discretion and judgement.

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.