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Qualification Description

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.


Employment Pathways

Pathology Course

Packaging Rules

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.

Entry Requirements


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

It is expected that students demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills at the appropriate level to be able to succeed in the course. Additional support will be available for those with low LL&N skills identified through the pre-entry test. The student would need the following skills:
  • Oral communication for verbal reports/group work.
  • Written communication for written assignments
  • Numeracy to complete numeracy tasks in class.
Literacy skills to gain knowledge through reading and the use of media and technology.

Minimum Academic Requirements

Satisfactory Completion of Equivalent to Australian Year 12 qualification. Relevant work experience will be taken into consideration

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

Relevant immunisation check (as per NSW health guidelines) These checks must be completed at the start of the course and prior to industry work placement. Students must be physically able to do moderate amount of lifting using the appropriate equipment. The students should not have any mobility, hearing, and vision problems to carry out duties efficiently in the hospital or community care settings whilst at placement.

Previous Recognitions

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 for additional information on this service.

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Core units

CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development

Group B electives – ASSISTING IN NURSING WORK IN ACUTE CARE specialisation

CHCCCS002Assist with movement
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026Transport individuals
HLTAIN001Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
HLTAIN002Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment

Other electives

CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues

Delivery Location

Level 1, 575-597 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065
For further information including timetable intake dates please contact ISMT

Course Duration

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

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