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  • Learning MethodOnline
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationUp to 12 Months
Nationally Recognised Training

Please note that Foundation Education is a private institution and it is unlikely any government funding will be available for this course. This course will not qualify for Free TAFE. 

Course Overview

Career Opportunities:

  • Assistant in nursing
  • Patient care attendant

If you are looking to get started in healthcare service assistance, this course by Foundation Education is the perfect course for you.

Topics covered in this course include working in health or community service, providing individualised support, working with people with mental health issues, and many more.  A full list of units can be found further below.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance by Foundation Education (RTO: 22557).

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Job Outcomes

  • Assistant in nursing
  • Patient care attendant
  • Patient support assistant
  • Patient services assistant
  • Patient services officer

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

There are no entry requirements for this qualifation.

Special Conditions for this Course

Please be aware there are no mandatory vocational placement hours for this qualification. However, students are required to have access to a suitable workplace to complete practical tasks including interacting with staff and a range of service users, access to older clients, access to reporting systems for behaviours of concern/incidents, organisational policies and procedures including, but not limited to, work health and safety, infection control, mandatory reporting, advocacy, support, service provision and documentation.

Students must also have a qualified supervisor in the workplace i.e., a person who holds Certificate III in Health Services Assistance or a higher relevant qualification.

Students may need to undertake a Working with Children check to meet individual work placement employer requirements.


CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCCCS009 – Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
CHCAOD001 – Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
*HLTAID011 – Provide first aid
CHCCOM001 – Provide first point of contact
HLTAAP002 – Confirm physical health status

*This course contains the unit, HLTAID011 Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees.

Please note: Unit HLTINF001 included in this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates). Any new enrolment will be under the new version unit HLTINF006 to provide you with the best and most current outcome. The team is working hard behind the scenes to set up this new unit in our system. If at the time of your enrolment is confirmed the new unit HLTINF006 is not yet accessible, please focus your study on other units first. The new unit will become available by 1st March 2023 at the latest.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to enquire now. 


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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Foundation Education.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

About the Institution

Foundation Education is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers a wide range of Certificate and Diploma-level courses across Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Support, Allied Health, Dental Assisting, Health Services and more.