Qualification details

HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 08/Dec/2015
(View details for release 1) Replaced06/Aug/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes HLT32512 - Certificate III in Health Services AssistanceThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change in packaging rules. Significant changes to core. Minimum work requirement of 80 hours for Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care). 05/Aug/2015


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBFLM312 - Contribute to team effectivenessContribute to team effectiveness Elective
BSBINN301 - Promote innovation in a team environmentPromote innovation in a team environment Elective
BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriatelyInterpret and apply medical terminology appropriately Core
BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and developmentOrganise personal work priorities and development Core
CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleFacilitate the empowerment of older people Elective
CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementiaProvide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs contextWork in an alcohol and other drugs context Elective
CHCAOD002 - Work with clients who are intoxicatedWork with clients who are intoxicated Elective
CHCCCS002 - Assist with movementAssist with movement Elective
CHCCCS009 - Facilitate responsible behaviourFacilitate responsible behaviour Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 423311 Hospital Orderly 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Orderly,Ward Assistant,Patient support assistant,Ward Clerk,Operating Theatre Technician,Nurse’s Aide 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 423311 Hospital Orderly 02/Nov/2015 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 02/Nov/2015 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 06/Aug/2015 
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Modification History

Release  

Comments  

Release 2

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 3.0.

Units of competency updated: (see mapping at www.cshisc.com.au).

Equivalent outcome.

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Change in packaging rules. Significant changes to core. Minimum work requirement of 80 hours for Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care).

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who use a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

  • 7 core units
  • 8 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 6 units from the electives listed below,
  • up to 2 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation: 

  • All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Operating theatre technician)
  • All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance(Assisting in nursing work in acute care). To achieve this qualification with this specialisation, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the unit of competency.

Core units 

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

BSBWOR301

Organise personal work priorities and development

Elective units 

Group A electives – OPERATING THEATRE TECHNICIAN specialisation  

HLTTHE001

Handle and care for operating theatre equipment

HLTTHE002

Assist with preparation of clients for operative procedures

HLTTHE003

Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support

Group B electives – ASSISTING IN NURSING WORK IN ACUTE CARE specialisation 

CHCCCS002

Assist with movement

CHCCCS020

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

CHCCCS026

Transport individuals

HLTAIN001

Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment

HLTAIN002

Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment

Other electives 

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAOD001

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAOD002

Work with clients who are intoxicated

CHCCCS009

Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCCCS010

Maintain a high standard of service

CHCCCS012

Prepare and maintain beds

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

CHCPRP005

Engage with health professionals and the health system

CHCSET001

Work with forced migrants

CHCSOH001

Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

HLTAHA025

Contribute to client flow and client information management in medical imaging

HLTAHA026

Support the medical imaging professional

HLTAID001

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID002

Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTAMB014

Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions

HLTFSE001

Follow basic food safety practices

HLTFSE002

Provide ward or unit based food preparation and distribution services

HLTFSE003

Perform kitchenware washing

HLTFSE004

Serve cafeteria customers

HLTFSE005

Apply and monitor food safety requirements

HLTFSE006

Prepare foods suitable for a range of client groups

HLTFSE007

Oversee the day-to-day implementation of food safety in the workplace

HLTFSE008

Conduct internal food safety audits

HLTFSE009

Apply cook-freeze and reheating processes

HLTHSS003

Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting

HLTHSS004

Handle and move equipment, goods and mail

HLTHSS007

Handle medical gases safely

HLTOHC004

Provide or assist with oral hygiene

HLTSTE001

Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices

SITXFSA202

Transport and store food

SITXFSA401

Develop and implement a food safety program

BSBFLM312

Contribute to team effectiveness

BSBINN301

Promote innovation in a team environment

CPPCLO4022A

Organise and monitor cleaning operations

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705

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