Certificate III Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

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Interested in studying the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) in 2021?

Completing this course will give you the necessary skills to begin your career in the acute healthcare environment

Learn the skills to assist with the delivery of nursing care to clients in an acute setting alongside Registered Nurses. The Certificate III in HSA training involves a mixture of theory and practical hands-on training with current industry equipment and documentation before the commencement of your work experience.  You will also receive support and mentoring by highly experienced trainers/assessors. Upon completing this course and gaining the qualification you will be confidently ready to begin your career in the acute health services setting!

  • Assistant in nursing
  • Orderly
  • Ward Assistant
  • Patient Support Assistant
  • Ward Clerk
  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Support Worker
  • Nursing Assistant 
  • 10 weeks of face-to-face classroom followed by a self-study period with our dedicated tutor support
  • Plus 120 hours of work placement (to be completed over a minimum of 4 weeks) Note: We organise all this for you!

The amount of Classroom based training is approximately 470 hours and breaks down as follows:

  • Face to face classes: 4 days a week x 10 weeks (40 days x 7 hours)  = 245
  • Industry Placement: = 120 hours (minimum)
  • Self-study and research time = 150 (minimum)

Note: Whilst we endeavour to maintain classroom delivery changes beyond the control of My Flex Training are managed as per organisation policy, government directives and health guidelines. My Flex Training offer virtual classrooms when access to facilities are restricted thus avoiding breaks in face to face delivery, wherever possible.

  • Tuesday to Friday – 9:00am to 4:00pm (plus unlimited mentoring sessions depending on your learning requirements)
  • Allow 150 hours of self-study and research time for the duration of the classroom training schedule.

Work placement – Monday to Friday (times may vary depending on the facility, but usually from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM)


Fees are charged as per the VET Fees and Charges Policy 2021:

  • Concession: $446.20
  • Non-Concession: $1495.00
  • Secondary Age student: $420.00

Rolling weekly intakes, usually on a Tuesday. Student will be advised their start date on enrolment.


We are conveniently located at 97 Edward Street, Perth – only 5 minutes from Claisebrook train station.


This course will be delivered face-to-face – classroom based, which comprises of both theory and practical components. It also involves on-the-job practical training (work placement). You are also required to complete self-study and research/project work.


You need to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an approved facility.
My Flex Training has agreements in place with various facilities around Perth Metro to facilitate 5-6 weeks of full time work placement for every student. Students wishing to extend their work placement over a longer duration attending part time may do so by facility approval and arrangement.

Note: We are unable to guarantee that work placement will take place immediately after the Face-to-Face delivery. This can cause a break in between the Face-to-Face delivery and work placement, which may affect the end date of the qualification.

Changes to work placement beyond the control of My Flex Training are managed as per government and health guidelines.

For further information on your obligations as a student please read our Student Handbook by clicking HERE


Understanding that every individual differs in their abilities, this qualification is expected to take six to twelve months to complete.

In limited circumstances where a student receives Credit Transfer or where they have strong academic skills, they may complete in a shorter time frame. Ultimately, students must demonstrate competency against the skills and knowledge as outlined in the unit criteria. The program has been designed to allow for flexibility to support this given the varied cohort.

The learning within the qualification is estimated at approximately (insert hours) hours, compromising face to face training, industry placement, and assessment for learning and structured self-study.


To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 units are comprised of 7 core units and 8 elective units as listed below.

Units that you will complete in the government funded HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (assisting in nursing work in acute care)
Unit codeUnit nameUnit type
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriatelyCore
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and developmentCore
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsCore
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresCore
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safetyCore
CHCCCS002Assist with movementElective
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needsElective
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concernElective
CHCCCS026Transport individualsElective
HLTAID003Provide first aidElective
HLTAIN001Assist with nursing care in an acute care environmentElective
HLTAIN002Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environmentElective
HLTFSE001Follow basic food safety practicesElective

If you have previously completed training or has course related skills and experience, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL. RPL is charged at $150 per unit of competency.


Competency Based Training is based on the learner being able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. Competency standards are industry-determined specifications of performance that set out the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a specific industry or profession. To be assessed competent, you need to demonstrate the ability to perform tasks and duties to the standard expected for employment. Competency standards are an endorsed component of a training package.

My Flex Training uses a range of assessment methods to assess your competency. The methods used will depend on the unit and can include:

  • Written questions
  • Verbal questions
  • Case studies / Scenarios
  • Roleplays / Simulations / Demonstrations
  • Work placement assessment book/ 3rd party report
  • Written report/ Presentation/ Project

You must be 18 years of age or above at course commencement


No minimum education standard is set as a prerequisite to entry to this course. However, you should be aware that as the sector works closely with bodily functions, and medical and anatomy terms are used and must be understood, therefore, a general command of spoken and written English, ability to communicate with colleagues and clients as well as the ability to read and write a simple report is required. This course requires the satisfactory completion of oral and written tasks. All students are required to complete a literacy assessment prior to entry. Additionally, this qualification requires physical movement of people, as such participants should be physically fit.

  • WA Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Check (less than 6 months old)
  • Updated flu vaccination record
  • USI

You must submit the above documents to be reviewed by My Flex Training prior to work placement.


Domestic students may be entitled to various funding options such as Austudy and Youth Allowance. For more information, please contact Centrelink on 13 24 90.


The application process is as follows:

  1. Contact our team to book in for a LLN (Language, literacy and numeracy) Assessment.
  2. Provide 100 points of ID
  3. Payment of application fee
  4. Confirmation of Enrolment


Please call us on (08) 9427 7518 or email training@myflexhealth.com.au for more information and to commence the application process.

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