Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

HLT32512

Course Overview

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Description

This qualification covers workers in a range of work roles who provide assistance to health professional staff with the care of clients. Health Services Assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

This qualification has been structured with elective groups for specific work functions in operating theatre support and assisting in nursing work in acute care. In addition the qualification supports multiskilling requirements of smaller and rural/remote work settings.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Assistant in nursing
  • Orderly
  • Nursing assistant
  • Operating theatre technician
  • Nursing support worker
  • Theatre support
  • Patient service attendant
  • Ward assistant
  • Patient support assistant
  • Wardsperson
  • Patient care assistant
  • Ward support
  • Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Health field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate III).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Health field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate III).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Health field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate III).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Health field (Certificate III) are most often employed as:

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    48.4%

    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Sales Workers

    13.4%

    Sales Workers
    Technicians and Trades Workers

    9.5%

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Health field (Certificate III) are most often employed in:

    Health Care and Social Assistance

    53.3%

    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Retail Trade

    12.5%

    Retail Trade
    Accommodation and Food Services

    9.3%

    Accommodation and Food Services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     

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    JobTrainer

    If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.

    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.


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