VET Studies
VET Studies
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Health Services Assistance

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VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. This program aims to develop skills that will lead to a range of career options in the health industry. The units have been selected to give breadth of delivery and outcomes into further study and employment including; home and community care, health services assistant, aged care, mental health, massage therapy and allied health assistance. The program covers a wide range of work areas within the health industry. Students completing this program will have the skills and knowledge required to work in an entry-level role within a range of areas depending on the electives and focus of the program undertaken. The program will also provide a pathway into diploma level courses in remedial massage, myotherapy, nursing and community services.

Course Code and Course Title

  • HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance


  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Time: Wednesday 12.30pm – 3.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning is not mandated in this program, however the VCAA strongly recommend all VET students undertake some work placement.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level and a 3 and 4 sequence.  Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a study score which contributes directly towards their ATAR. This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency

Units delivered over 2 years may include:

BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others

BSBWOR202 Organise & complete daily work activities

BSBWOR204 Use business technology

BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in the health or community services

CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies & procedures

HTLWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely

HLTWHS001 Participate in the workplace health and safety

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service

CHCCCS002 Assist with movement

BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

CHCPRP005 Engage with health professionals & the health system

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

HLTPS001 Take clinical measurements

CHCCCS026 Transport Individuals

Health Services Assistant Get VET Video Link

See VCE and VCAL students across Victoria exploring their passion through VET, developing workplace skills and knowledge and creating flexible pathways towards future education and employment.



  • Certificate III in Aged Care
  • Certificate III Health Services Assistant
  • Certificate III in Home and Community Care
  • Certificate III in Pathology
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Certificate IV Theatre Technician
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Diploma of Community Services/Mental Health/Alcohol and other drug
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage;
  • Advance Diploma of Myotherapy

University Options

  • Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Health Science