In a nutshell
Pursue your passion for improving the lives of others and work as a qualified nursing assistant or allied health assistant with this online HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance course.
You will be taught how to support the care needs of clients in a range of settings, and be trained to work effectively and compassionately with a broad spectrum of the clients including individuals with disabilities, older people and those from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Once you complete this course, you’ll be qualified to pursue work in a range of health contexts from aged care facilities and rehabilitation centres through to acute care hospitals and community support agencies.
Gain practical skills
This course requires students complete 120 hours of mandatory work placement. Students will be required to secure their own placement, however Open Colleges’ Work Placement Support Team is available to provide guidance and support in this area.
Make a real impact on the lives of others with this allied health course!
What you’ll need
You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
- A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
- 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
- You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
- Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level; or
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
- 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
- You will need access to a reliable computer and an internet connections, as well as basic computer skills.
Students will need to be reasonably physically fit to undertake the work placement as the tasks and activities associated with the work placement may involve manual handling and other physical activities.
In this allied health course, the subjects you will study include:
- HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
- BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
- HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*
- HLTINF001 - Comply with infection control policies and procedures
- HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safety
- HLTHSS003 - Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
- CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
- CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals
- HLTOHC004 - Provide or assist with oral hygiene
- CHCDIV001- Work with diverse people
- CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
- CHCCCS012 - Prepare and maintain beds
- CHCCCS010 - Maintain a high standard of service
- CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
- BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
*You will need to provide a certified and current First Aid certificate from a Registered Training Organisation to demonstrate competency for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid at your own cost. The certified copy of the certificate must be current at the time of graduation. The accepted industry standards for currency is 3 years from the date of issue.
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.
The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.