VET Studies
VET Studies
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Health Services Assistant

Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260


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

  • HLT32512 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance


  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Time: Wednesday 1pm – 5pm

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


Unit of Competency Name

HLT301B First aid (Level II)
HLTFS207B Safe food handling (Certificate in Food Handling)
CHCOHS312A Occupational health & safety
HLTCSD208B Transport clients (patient transport)
BSBMED201A Medical terminology
HLTAP301A Anatomy and physiology
HLTIN301A Infection control
HLTHIR301A Communicate and work effectively in health
CHCCS411A Work effectively in community services
CHCMH301A Orientation to mental health
CCDIS301A Work effectively with people with a disability
HLTHIR403B Cultural diversity
HLTAH301A Assist with an allied health program
CHCAC318A Work effectively with older people

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  • 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