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

add topic CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

add topic CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

add topic HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

add topic HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

add topic HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

add topic BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

add topic BSBWOR301

Organise personal work priorities and development

Elective units

Group A electives OPERATING THEATRE TECHNICIAN specialisation

add topic HLTTHE001

Handle and care for operating theatre equipment

add topic HLTTHE002

Assist with preparation of clients for operative procedures

add topic HLTTHE003

Provide intra-operative equipment and technical support

Group B electives ASSISTING IN NURSING WORK IN ACUTE CARE specialisation

add topic CHCCCS002

Assist with movement

add topic CHCCCS020

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

add topic CHCCCS026

Transport individuals

add topic HLTAIN001

Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment

add topic HLTAIN002

Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment

Other electives

add topic CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

add topic CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

add topic CHCAOD001

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

add topic CHCAOD002

Work with clients who are intoxicated

add topic CHCCCS009

Facilitate responsible behaviour

add topic CHCCCS010

Maintain a high standard of service

add topic CHCCCS012

Prepare and maintain beds

add topic CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

add topic CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

add topic CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

add topic CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

add topic CHCPRP005

Engage with health professionals and the health system

add topic CHCSET001

Work with forced migrants

add topic CHCSOH001

Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

add topic HLTAHA025

Contribute to client flow and client information management in medical imaging

add topic HLTAHA026

Support the medical imaging professional

add topic HLTAID001

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

add topic HLTAID002

Provide basic emergency life support

add topic HLTAID003

Provide first aid

add topic HLTAMB014

Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions

add topic HLTFSE001

Follow basic food safety practices

add topic HLTFSE002

Provide ward or unit based food preparation and distribution services

add topic HLTFSE003

Perform kitchenware washing

add topic HLTFSE004

Serve cafeteria customers

add topic HLTFSE005

Apply and monitor food safety requirements

add topic HLTFSE006

Prepare foods suitable for a range of client groups

add topic HLTFSE007

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

add topic HLTFSE008

Conduct internal food safety audits

add topic HLTFSE009

Apply cook-freeze and reheating processes

add topic HLTHSS003

Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting

add topic HLTHSS004

Handle and move equipment, goods and mail

add topic HLTHSS007

Handle medical gases safely

add topic HLTOHC004

Provide or assist with oral hygiene

add topic HLTSTE001

Clean and disinfect reusable medical devices

add topic SITXFSA202

Transport and store food

add topic SITXFSA401

Develop and implement a food safety program

add topic BSBFLM312

Contribute to team effectiveness

add topic BSBINN301

Promote innovation in a team environment

add topic CPPCLO4022A

Organise and monitor cleaning operations