College Australia

Domestic Students


Certificate III
in Health Services Assistance

Seize the opportunity to make a significant impact on public health and hygiene, contributing to safer, healthier communities across various settings.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Study online

Qld Government


Pay per unit

Workplace practical requirements

What can I expect?

This qualification is meticulously designed to arm you with comprehensive skills and knowledge vital for roles focusing on food safety and service, particularly in clinical settings.

You will gain proficiency in essential food safety practices, from basic hygiene to monitoring and implementing food safety standards daily, crucial for preventing foodborne illnesses.

The course also hones on serving customers and executing general cleaning tasks, emphasising efficiency, hygiene, and preventing cross-contamination for patient safety. These aspects are designed to prepare you for a dynamic career that combines technical proficiency in food safety with leadership qualities for enhancing health, hygiene, and innovative practices in the workplace.

Career opportunities – where
will my studies lead me?


Kitchen Assistant

Ward Clerk

Patient Support Assistance

The Certificate III
in Health Services Assistance is for you if:


You want to get your foot in the door of the fast-growing Allied Health Industry


You desire to make an impact in a role supporting an Allied Health professional and create opportunities to further your career in healthcare


You want to gain the entry-level skills and knowledge to start your career in an industry that’s diverse and offers you many pathways to success

Entry requirements

Students are required to provide us with the following security clearances when they enrol:

National Police Check or Blue Card/Yellow Card, dependent on organisational requirements

Course Duration


months full time


months part time

Nationally Accredited Qualification

Recognised by the Australian Government as meeting a set of standards that provide vocational outcomes and lead to employment

Pathways to University


Rolling Enrolment

Enrol anytime

Learning Method

Study online at your own pace on any device

Live Webinars

Coming soon!

Fees and Payment Options:

Course fees:



Pay $1500 upfront
and Pay $477 at completion

Pay Per Unit

Administration Fee of


upfront (non-refundable)

Total units: 15
Fee per unit: $135



Pay 50% upfront ($688.50)
and 50% upon completion ($688.50)

Administration fees are non-refundable. Each unit will require payment before the release of your next unit.

For more information, please refer to our Fees, Charges & Refund Policy.

You will be required to follow your training plan. This will be discussed and agreed upon at induction. If you do not meet the obligation of the agreed timeframe, other charges may be applicable. Maximum time frames are subject to volumes of learning and qualifications being superseded.

Further charges may be applied if student obligations are not met in accordance with the agreed timeframes stated in the student training plan, discussed and determined at induction. Maximum time frames are subject to recommended study load and potential nationally authorised changes to qualification criteria.

Subsidised fee – Certificate 3
Guarantee funding


Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost



Co-contribution Fee


per unit
Total Units


Total Cost


Certificate 3 Guarantee funding via the Queensland Government’s Skills Assure Program supports ELIGIBLE* students in obtaining their first post-school Certificate III Qualification. Students will be required to make a co-contribution fee (listed above) before the commencement of their course. For further information, – see

*Eligibility criteria apply to receive subsidised course fees and concessional status. See our funding brochure and complete the funding eligibility form below to find out more.

Qualification Structure:

A total of 15 units must be completed:


Core Units

Communicate and work in health or community services

Work with diverse people

Recognise healthy body systems

Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

Participate in workplace health and safety

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Organise personal work priorities and development


Elective Units

Follow basic food safety practices

Apply and monitor food safety requirements

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

Perform kitchenware washing

Serve cafeteria customers

Perform general tasks in a clinical setting

Maintain a high standard of service

Promote innovation in a team environment

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

We aim to help our students as much as possible. That’s why you can apply for and start your study journey in three easy steps.



Apply for the course you want with College Australia by completing the quick and easy online Enrolment Form. Click on the link below and choose the relevant qualification. When we receive your application, we will send you an email regarding the pre-enrolment eligibility requirements, including a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment, Recognition of Prior Learning application and an outline of documentation required for your enrolment to proceed.


Meet your mentor

We will call you to confirm details, discuss eligibility, workplace and assessment requirements and ensure everything is correct.

This interview forms part of your orientation into your course and will allow you to ask further questions.

You will then be required to make payment.

Once payment is received, we will then send you the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). This Includes details of your Educator and your Training Plan outlining the units you are undertaking and due dates


Commence your studies

You will receive an email with your login details. Remember these details and bookmark the login URL in your browser. Logging in will give you access to your first unit in the online portal.

Start on your first unit.

RPL students
Your Educator will contact you to progress the RPL process if you are undertaking this pathway.

Congratulations. You’re on your way to completing your new qualification!

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