This qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who can 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.
Total number of units = 15
- 7 core units
- 8 elective units:
Packaging for each specialisation:
All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care). To achieve this qualification with this specialisation, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the unit of competency.
Students who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
Fees and Charges and intake dates
Please contact institute on 02 85421219 for fees and intake dates.
All Student must be aged 18 years of age or over at the time of applying for admission in the Institute.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements
- Oral communication for verbal reports/group work.
- Written communication for written assignments
- Numeracy to complete numeracy tasks in class.
Minimum Academic Requirements
Requirements for Work Placement
A Police Clearance Certificate is mandatory prior to your work placement; Student must undertake a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check
(Police Check/AFP must be no less than 12 months old).
To Obtain Police Check Please follow link below
Working with Children check
We Offer Credit Transfer (CT) to Individuals who can provide documentary evidence of prior formal study pertaining to the unit of competency. Candidate with prior experience can be assessed with RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). CT is for free of charge and fees applies for the RPL.
Protection of fees paid in advance
Student fees paid in advance are protected through the Australian Federal Government Tuition Protection Service. Please see https://tps.gov.au/StaticContent/Get/StudentInformation for additional information on this service.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT TITLE|
|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|
Group B electives – ASSISTING IN NURSING WORK IN ACUTE CARE specialisation
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|HLTAIN001||Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment|
|HLTAIN002||Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
Level 1, 575-597 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065
For further information including timetable intake dates please contact ISMT
This course is 26 weeks long including 20 weeks of study (2 x 10-week term and 4 weeks of work placement / 120 hours) and 2 weeks holiday.
We are unable to refund students who do not turn up for first aid classes or decide later after booking that they do not want to attend. Changes to class times are allowed, but not within 72 hours of the class commencing.