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HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

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HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)


The course HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care) is a nationally recognized qualification in Australia. This program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to work as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, aged care facilities, and community health centres.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to perform various duties as an AIN, including assisting with basic nursing care, providing personal care, supporting patients’ mobility, and assisting with diagnostic procedures. The program also provides a pathway to further study in nursing or other healthcare-related disciplines.

Course Fees for Full Fee-Paying Domestic Students IHNA Cochin (India) Campus


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HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)

You could be eligible for
RPL or CT RPL : Recognition of Prior Learning
CT : Credit Transfer

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Internationally qualified nurses (RNs, GNMs, ANMs, PCL nurses) can receive RPL for this course and study the supplementary skillset CHCSS00070 – Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set in conjunction with the course to complete their qualification.

Amount of Training:  580 Hours
AQF Level :3
Course Delivery : Online Self-paced, Blended & Face to Face (Only Available in Perth Campus).
Campuses : Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Cochin (India)
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HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in nursing work in acute care)
Victorian Funding

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

Western Australian Government Funding

Student Testimonials

I just finished my certificate 111HSA ( acute care) at IHNA Perth campus. All Staff and educators are very good specially Dhanya and Shintu.I got job as well while doing placement .Highly recommend this place to study. Great facility, good staff and excellent experience

Rajbir Randhawa

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  • Amount of Training is 580 Hours
  • Blended (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth)
  • Available to Domestic Students Only
  • Self-Paced and Face to Face (Only Available in Perth Campus).

15 units of competency are required for this qualification.

  • 7 core units
  • 8 elective units


S.NO. Unit code Unit Name
01 CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
02 CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
03 HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
04 HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
05 HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
06 BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
07 BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development


S.NO. Unit code Unit Name
01 CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
02 CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
03 CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
04 HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
05 HLTAIN002 Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment
06 CHCCCS012 Prepare and maintain beds
07 CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
08 HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

With the Certificate III in Health Service Assistance ( assisting in Nursing work in acute care) in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:

  • Nursing Assistant in the Acute care department of a hospital
  • Nursing Assistant in Age Care Centre
  • Personal Services Assistant
  • Care Service Employees
  • Ward Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Patient Support Assistant
  • Operation Theatre Assistant
  • Nursing Support Worker

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the HLT33115 – Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)

Full Fees – $ 2500 (Easy Payment Options Available)


State Funding
Victoria If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0
Western Australia If the student is eligible for Government funding, student pays:$1,634.75
If holds valid concession student pays: $487.91
New South Wales Check with us for Domestic Scholarships

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding

*The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees

*Over 50 years of age? Speak to our team to avail 50% course fee scholarship.To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges,

To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here

Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia
Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081, Australia
Perth Campus
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia
Cochin Campus
37/1989 A, Bhattathiripad Road, Kaloor, Kochi – 682 017, India


Blended– online real time theory tutorials with on campus skills training in a simulation environment and Professional experience placement of 80 hours organised by IHNA.

Online Self – Paced theories with study materials– on campus skills training in a simulation environment and Professional experience placement of 80 hours organised by IHNA.

Face to Face(Only available in our Perth Campus) – On campus theories with skills training in a simulation environment and Professional experience placement of 80 hours organised by IHNA.

  • 16 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course
  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 10 qualification or equivalent possess basic computer skills
  • Applicants will have to demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels in an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at Exit Level 3 and participate in a pre-training review (PTR) when enrolling into the course.
  • Mature age students (22+) will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements.

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement (PEP)

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC
  • Applicable immunisation certification such as COVID-19 Certificate
  • Please declare in your application if you have a disability, disorder, or if you are on any medication that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements.

IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunisation process before the PEP start date as some facilities will not provide placement to students without Immunisation.

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

  • Theory Assessments (TA)
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.

We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.

If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.

What is a L – Portfolio?

L – Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.

When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.

Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:

  • Files of various formats (text, pictures, video, etc.)
  • Evidence related to courses taken, programs of study, etc.
  • Writing samples (which might include several drafts to show development and improvement)
  • Projects prepared for class or extracurricular activities
  • Evidence of creativity and performance
  • Evidence of extracurricular or co-curricular activities, including examples of leadership
  • Evaluations, analysis and recommendations

Uses of L-Portfolio

Recognition of Prior Learning application:

Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.

This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.

Showcase/Professional L Portfolios

These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student’s academic and professional career.

Learning Portfolios

These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.

  1. Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Now” on the top right corner of the course page.
  2. Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.

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