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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

National Course Code: HLT33115


The nationally accredited Certificate III in Health Services Assistance equips you to become an essential part of a health care team in acute or aged care facilities. You'll learn the skills and knowledge to support nurses in the care of patients with different needs and to respond to emergency health situations.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Take and record essential health markers such as temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and blood glucose
  • Record intake and output on fluid balance chart and/or food chart
  • Measure and record weight
  • Collect urine, sputum or faecal specimens
  • Understand human body functions and medical terminology
  • Practise workplace health and safety measures and infection prevention and control


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A joy for helping people
  • The ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Good organisation and time management
  • Patience and empathy
  • Effective communication


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to becoming an enrolled nurse

Career opportunities:

  • Health service assistant
  • Personal care assistant
  • Hospital orderly
  • Nurses assistant
  • Patient support assistant


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing


This course is currently available at 5 campus locations across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • On campus, Combination, Online
  • Full Time
  • Study Online
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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