Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Release 2)


Our Version Number: Release 2

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Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who use a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Mapping Notes Date
Supersedes HLT32512 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change in packaging rules. Significant changes to core. Minimum work requirement of 80 hours for Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care).  05/Aug/2015


    Package Rules

    Total number of units = 15

    7 core units

    8 elective units, consisting of:

    • at least 6 units from the electives listed below,
    • up to 2 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

    All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

    Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Core Units - 7 required

Elective Units - 6 - 8 required

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