HLT32812 - Certificate III in Health Support Services
Certificate III in Health Support Services
This qualification covers workers who provide support for the effective functioning of health services, requiring discretion and judgement. These functions are carried out under supervision. These workers may also provide a team leadership, workplace training or leading hand function. Health Support Services do not involve direct care assistance tasks such as assisting other staff with care of clients.
This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.
Occupational titles for these workers may include:
Laundry leading hand
Senior kitchen hand
Food safety supervisor
15 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:
4 core units
11 elective units
A wide range of electives is available and can be packaged to provide either:
a generic qualification that covers a range of work functions, or
a targeted qualification as required for specific work roles
Elective units are to be packaged as follows:
For a generic qualification select a minimum of 6 units of competency from the relevant electives listed below (i.e. across all streams)
For a qualification targeted to a specific area of work select a minimum of 6 units of competency from the relevant elective group
andadditional electives may be selected from:
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
BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
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.
Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. Workplaces may package electives to reflect the functions of workers. To facilitate the selection of electives, relevant units of competency have been grouped as follows:
Food services electives
Grounds maintenance electives
General maintenance electives
Work relationships electives
1.For a generic qualification
Select a minimum of 6 units of competency from across all elective groups below, including elective Groups A-D and 'Other relevant electives'.
2.For a qualification targeted to a specific work area
Industry has identified three specific work areas that demand a minimum number of electives (i.e. 6 electives) to be selected as follows:
Cleaning work requires 6 Group ACleaning electives
Laundry work requires 6 Group BLaundry electives
Food services work requires 6 Group CFood services electives
Where the electives achieved address requirements for one of these specific work areas, this is to be clearly articulated on the transcript (certification) as:
"This qualification includes electives required for Cleaning work"
"This qualification includes electives required for Laundry work"
"This qualification includes electives required for Food services work"
3.Select additional electives to a total of 11 electives in line with the Packaging Rules
A number of units of competency listed as electives for this qualification have been drawn from other Training Packages as follows:
PRM04 Asset Maintenance Training Package
LMT07 Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package (V2)
SIT07 Tourism, Hospitality and Events V2
RTF03 Amenity Horticulture Training Package
TLI07 Transport and Logistics Training Package
BSB07 Business Services Training Package (V3)
CPP07 Property Services Training Package
Where job roles are undertaken predominantly outside a health care setting then Training Package users may wish to access qualifications from that Training Package.
Group A electives - at least 6 units required for CLEANING work