Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

(Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

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Learning Objectives Overview

The course HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) is a nationally recognized qualification in Australia. This program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to work as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, aged care facilities, and community health centres. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to perform various duties as an AIN, including assisting with basic nursing care, providing personal care, supporting patients’ mobility, and assisting with diagnostic procedures. The program also provides a pathway to further study in nursing or other healthcare-related disciplines.
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Amount of Training

770 Hours

AQF Level


Study Mode



Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Additional Details

Course structure

15 units of competency are required for this qualification.

  • 7 core units
  • 8 elective units


S.NO. Unit code Unit Name
01 CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
02 CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
03 HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
04 HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
05 HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
06 BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
07 BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development


S.NO. Unit code Unit Name
01 CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
02 CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
03 CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
04 HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
05 HLTAIN002 Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment
06 CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds
07 CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
08 HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

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  • Nursing Assistant in the Acute care department of a hospital

  • Nursing Assistant in Age Care Centre

  • Personal Services Assistant

  • Care Service Employees

  • Ward Assistant

  • Personal Care Assistant

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If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0 *

Course Fees for Full Fee-Paying Students

$ 2500

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