Certificate III in Basic Health Care

This qualification covers workers who provide basic health care services to clients. This work involves direct client contact under supervision. This qualification has been structured to include coverage of specific requirements for ambulance work and for medical assisting work in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles may include:

Voluntary (or paid) ambulance work

First aid provider

Medical assistant (Defence)

Specific elective units of competency must be selected for this qualification to address requirements for work in the ambulance sector, as outlined below.


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

15 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

5 core units

10 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A electives which must be selected for ambulance work

Group B electives which are recommended for medical assisting work in Defence

Group C electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Other relevant electives listed below

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the TGA or other public listing

Core units

add topic BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

add topic HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

add topic HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

add topic HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes

Group A electives - must be selected for ambulance work

The ambulance industry sector has identified four elective units that must be selected for this qualification to meet ambulance work requirements.

add topic HLTAMBFC301D Communicate with clients and colleagues to support health care

add topic HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

add topic HLTFA311A Apply first aid

add topic HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTFA311A )

Where Group A electives are achieved, this is to be clearly articulated on the transcript (certification) as:

"This qualification includes the Group A electives required for Ambulance work"

Group B electives - recommended for medical assisting work in Defence

Electives may be selected for medical assisting work in Defence from:

The list below

Electives identified by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as specific to medical assisting work in the defence forces, which are:

units of competency with codes beginning HLTDEFHC as listed in HLT43107 Certificate IV in Defence Health Care

available only to ADF personnel.

add topic HLTAMBCR401C Deliver basic clinical care (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAP401B )

add topic HLTAMBSC401B Manage routine scene and promote public safety

add topic HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTFA311A )

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

Where electives specific to medical assisting work in the defence forces are achieved, this is to be clearly articulated on the transcript (certification) as:

"This qualification includes electives specific to medical assisting work in the Australian Defence Force"

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.

Group C electives - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

In addition to the core and mandatory electives listed above, other elective units of competency are to be selected in line with the Packaging Rules.

add topic CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

add topic CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability

add topic HLTAMBCR401C Deliver basic clinical care (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAP401B )

add topic HLTAMBFC402C Communicate in complex or difficult situations (Note pre-requ: add topic HLTAMBFC301D )

add topic HLTAMBT301B Transport non-emergency clients under operational conditions

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries