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Certificate III in Dental Assisting + Certificate IV in Dental Assisting HLT35021, HLT45021

Become fully trained in dental assisting with a nationally recognised qualification. The combined HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting and HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting gives you everything you need to work as a professional denta...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dental assistant +4
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance equips you with a solid understanding of how to assist with allied health programming, how to interpret basic medical terminology and how to comply with infection prevention and control policies.  You wil...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Medical imaging assistant +2
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport (VIC Only) HLT31120

Patient transport is our business. Our Trainers work in the industry and know how to train Patient Transport Officers to the highest standard. That’s why our training produces the best quality candidates. This qualification reflects the role of w...

Study Method Blended
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Case Worker
St John Ambulance Australia -  Course

Certificate IV in Ageing Support and Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (SE Melb Only) CHC43015,CHC43415

This is a great opportunity to gain two qualifications that are highly regarded in the Aged Care industry. The dual course  Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015) and Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (CHC43415) is a good place to start if you...

Study Method In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria
Job Outcomes Activities Officer +4
Nepean Industry Edge Training -  Course

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) HLT43015

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) prepares you to assist physiotherapists and their patients through rehabilitation, injuries, and other physical conditions. This qualification equips you with the knowledge and skills to de...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Allied Health Assistant +1
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Dental Assisting HLT35021

The HLT35021 Certificate III in Dental Assisting is the ideal starting point for a successful career in the dental sector. You will gain critical experience, skills and knowledge in the field of dental assistance, with a strong focus on how to provide...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dental Assistant +3
Foundation Education -  Course

Complete Personal Training & Nutrition Course SIS40221,SIS30321 + 10967NAT

Passionate about promoting healthy living through physical fitness and nutrition? AIPT has the perfect course package that will qualify you to do both. The Complete Personal Training & Nutrition Course will propel you into your new career with The...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Personal Trainer +3
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers -  Course

Medical Reception Certificate

Developed by health experts, this course will teach you how to use Microsoft Office in managing the day-to-day running of a medical practice. You’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to communicate clearly and effectively in a medical e...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
The Career Academy -  Course

Diploma of Emergency Health Care (Melbourne Only) HLT51020

Patient transport is our business. With Trainers working in the industry, we know what it takes to train Ambulance Transport Attendants to the highest standard, producing high quality, job-ready graduates. This qualification starts you on the pathway f...

Study Method Blended
Location Melbourne Victoria
St John Ambulance Australia -  Course

Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise)

The Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise) offers the perfect career path for those looking to enhance their knowledge and skills through further studies in physiotherapy, exercise physiology, and other health professions. You will come to understand ho...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online
Location Sydney New South Wales
Job Outcomes Exercise scientist +4
Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) -  Course

Diploma of Nursing (SA Only) HLT54115

Build a career that’s meaningful, fills you with a sense of purpose, and provides diverse job opportunities, with this Diploma of Nursing course. Offered via a blend of on-campus and online learning the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing is the ideal starting...

Study Method Blended
Location Adelaide South Australia
Job Outcomes Enrolled Nurse
Open Colleges School of Health -  Course
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Diploma of Practice Management HLT57715

You’ll learn invaluable practice management and administrative skills, and receive healthcare industry-relevant knowledge to prepare you for leading a practice to a brighter future. From leadership and management skills to budgeting, administrative, an...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Practice Manager +3
The College for Adult Learning -  Course
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Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

If you are looking to take the first step towards a health services career, this is the course for you, as it offers a complete introduction to what the industry is all about while providing the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to thrive in your dream role. If that’s not enough, just ask those who have taken the course already, as 89.7% of graduates report being satisfied with their training.

What is the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance?

The Certificate III in Health Services Assistance at TAFE covers a broad range of technical, procedural, and factual information essential for any successful career in health services assistance. This includes learning to understand medical terminology, recognising healthy body systems, and assisting with acute care nursing, as well as getting up to speed on work, health, and safety requirements, such as complying with policies and procedures related to infection prevention and control. Better yet, you will also get to sharpen your skills and knowledge in a real-world setting via a 120-hour practical work placement.

Skills You’ll Learn

The following are just some of the many skills you can expect to gain;

  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Good listening skills
  • The ability to recognise healthy body systems
  • Sharp attention to detail
  • The ability to stay calm in an acute care setting
  • High-level organisation

How long does it take?

You can choose to study a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance online or in-class, as well as part or full time at a pace that suits you, which will obviously impact how long it takes to complete your studies. According to the latest Australian Government data, students typically take an average of 6 months to complete this course.

Jobs in Health Services

Graduates will emerge ready for a wide range of roles, with 65.4% currently employed in positions related to Community and Personal Support Work. The following are just some of the many paths your career could take;

  • Patient Support Attendant
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Environmental Services Attendant
  • Wardsperson
  • Health Services Assistant
  • Support Orderly

What other courses can it lead to?

A Certificate III in Health Services Assistance can lead to all kinds of learning opportunities, which is likely why 39.9% of graduates are currently enrolled in further study. For instance, if you have a strong interest in nutrition, a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) could be a natural next step, while a Certificate III in Pathology, a Patient Care Assistant course, or even Assistant in Nursing courses provide a great way to build upon your skill set. Those looking to advance into management roles should consider a Diploma of Practice Management, where you will master all of those crucial behind the scenes responsibilities, such as operational planning, staff management, and legal compliance.

Are you ready to take the next step in your journey? Then what are you waiting for? Sign up and get started today!