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HLT33115

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Start your career in the health industry with this entry-level course that will qualify you to work as an AIN.

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TIME up to 9 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online TAFE at School Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$330 - $495
Subsidised
$330 - $660
Full Fee
$5,040
TAFE at School Full Fee
$535
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Course overview

Get a head start in the health care sector with this entry-level qualification. This course is perfect for people looking for the foundation skills needed to assist in a diverse range of health care settings.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as nursing support and personal care workers is expected to grow strongly in the future. There are likely to be around 64,000 job openings expected in this industry over the next five years. 

This course will give you the skills you need to comply with infection prevention and workplace health and safety (WHS), interpret and apply medical terminology, and recognise healthy body systems. You will also learn how to transport clients and carry out nursing assistant duties in a range of settings. Our highly experienced team of industry professionals will give you the support and one-on-one guidance you need to successfully transition into the health care sector.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN). It will also give you the foundation knowledge needed to undertake further studies in this field.

What can I do?

  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Food Services Worker

Course outcome:

HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Industry standard facilities

Our learning spaces are more than just classrooms. Our simulated clinical labs are equipped with the latest in electric beds, ceiling and stand-alone hoists, hygiene chairs, and responsive PC-operated simulator mannequins. Theses working environments will prepare you for real-world situations while under the supervision of industry professionals.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBMED301
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBMED301
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBWOR301
    Organise personal work priorities and development
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBWOR301
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise own work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise personal work priorities and development

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM005
    Communicate and work in health or community services
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate and work in health or community services

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAAP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise healthy body systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTINF001
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTINF001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Loganlea
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
South Bank
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Caboolture
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
12 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Southport
12 Jul 2022
12 months
Part time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Southport
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
11 Jul 2022
up to 9 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
11 Jul 2022
up to 9 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
15 months
Part time
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online Delivery - Upgrade from Cert II Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Gympie
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Maryborough
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Springfield
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Southport
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Loganlea
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
South Bank
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Caboolture
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
12 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Southport
12 Jul 2022
12 months
Part time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Southport
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
11 Jul 2022
up to 9 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
11 Jul 2022
up to 9 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
15 months
Part time
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online Delivery - Upgrade from Cert II Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Gympie
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Maryborough
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Springfield
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Southport
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Loganlea
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
South Bank
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Caboolture
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
12 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Southport
12 Jul 2022
12 months
Part time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Southport
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
11 Jul 2022
up to 9 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
11 Jul 2022
up to 9 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
15 months
Part time
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online Delivery - Upgrade from Cert II Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Gympie
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Maryborough
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Springfield
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Southport
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Loganlea
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
South Bank
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Caboolture
25 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 5 days per week
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
12 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Southport
12 Jul 2022
12 months
Part time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
Southport
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time with online content, tutorial support and mandatory attendance at Residential School plus 80 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $495
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time with attendance on campus up to 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
11 Jul 2022
up to 9 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
11 Jul 2022
up to 9 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
15 months
Part time
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $330
  • Subsidised: $330
  • Full fee: $5,040
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online Delivery - Upgrade from Cert II Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Gympie
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
Maryborough
23 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time. Online delivery - Upgrade from Certificate II in Health Support Services
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $535
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Springfield
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Southport
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

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Selection criteria

Domestic students
If you have successfully completed HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services, you may be eligible for credit of units towards this course.

International Students

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5) or ISLPR 3 on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent) with Sound Achievement in Mathematics. Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You may also be required to purchase uniform items, including TAFE Queensland branded items. These details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation. The purchase of these uniform items may incur additional costs of approximately $40.00.

You may also be required to cover travel and/or accommodation costs associated with placement.

Placement

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and subsequent restriction of access to some health care facilities during this time, may cause delays with vocational placement and completion of this course.

Students are advised that they will need to evidence maintenance of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the mandatory vocational placement assessment components of this course.
The vaccines received must be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use in Australia or endorsed by the WHO-COVAX if vaccinated overseas. Please see the following link for the accepted vaccines.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This course now requires you to obtain a NDIS Worker Screening Check to be eligible to attend the vocational placement assessment component of your studies.

You are to apply for this NDIS Worker Screening Check once enrolled as TAFE Queensland will need to verify your application as a student.

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in the industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement. This is important so you can start practicing your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 80 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification. Student details are provided to Health Care and Community Service organisations for the purposes of vocational placement and therefore it is a condition of enrolment that you consent to the release of your information accordingly.

You will need to apply for a Blue Card (working with children check) for placement. If you are unable to obtain a Blue Card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

Before being allocated your placement, you must have:

  • A current Australian First Aid Certificate (may be included in your course, if not, an additional cost of approximately $140 may be incurred)
  • A current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
  • Evidence of commencement of Hepatitis B Vaccination or blood tests that demonstrate immunity.
  • Australian Federal Police Certificate - approximately $45
  • Blue Card (Working with Children check)
  • Influenza Vaccination: Annual vaccination 
  • Full COVID-19 Vaccination – evidence of vaccinations of a type approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia, or endorsed by the World Health Organisation


Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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There is a high degree of physical requirement within this course (e.g. moving, showering and mobility assistance of clients).

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

Learn more