Certificate III In Health Services Assistance

Course Code: HLT33115
Study Area:
Health Services

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Graduates will find job opportunities in support services, food services, cleaning and patient transport and particularly in environmental services.

  • Police Check and WWC
  • Literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Interview

Course overview

A Health Services Assistant (HSA) works under the guidance and direction of health professionals to assist in the delivery of healthcare services. This can involve direct and non-direct patient / client care. This qualification supports multiskilling requirements of smaller and rural work/remote work settings and may also be undertaken as a traineeship.

Start date: 22nd June with Orientation

End date: December 2022 

Days & Times: 2 days per week, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Bendigo TAFE’s Vaccination Policy

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don’t meet the upskilling requirement.


How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • You must attend an Information session and successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy test.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Written test / assignment
  • Observation / demonstration
  • Questioning
  • Online assessment
  • Role play

Learning options
  • Online
  • Class room

Key study areas

This qualification includes the Cleaning stream.

Further study opportunities
  • This course is a recognised pathway into Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance and is suitable for students considering further or higher level studies in health or nursing.


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
To check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$1,706.29
Concession - average total course fee*$341.26
Full fee - average total course fee*$3,037.43
B.   Materials average fee**$51.76
C.   Consumables average fee**$135.56
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$1,850.46
Concession - average total course fee*$370.09
Full fee - average total course fee*$3,877.58
B.   Materials average fee**$51.76
C.   Consumables average fee**$135.56
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

This page was last updated on 1/07/2022 3:02 PM