College Australia

Domestic Students


Certificate III in Health Support Services
(Food Services)

Diversify your experience working within the health and aged care industry, specialise your skills and knowledge, and gain recognition and a formal qualification to expand your career opportunities.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Study online

Qld Government


Pay per unit

Workplace practical requirements

What can I expect?

Play a pivotal role in the delivery of health services within a food services position in a public or community health setting such as aged care, residential care, or hospital.

This qualification focuses on preparing food in healthcare, infection control, hygienic practice, and workplace health and safety. You’ll build a solid knowledge base for supporting the nutritional needs of those who are compromised due to aging or illness, making a positive impact on their overall wellbeing.

This qualification provides you with the opportunity to build on your experience in the health industry and progress your career.

Career opportunities – where
will my studies lead me?

Senior Hospital Kitchenhand

Food Services (Hospital)

Food Safety Supervisor

Data Entry Operator

The Certificate III in Health Support Services (Food Services) is for you if:


You want to advance your career by specialising in food services within a healthcare setting, creating a pathway to more job opportunities


You want to make a positive impact on people’s lives by supporting the nutritional needs of those in a healthcare setting and creating personal job satisfaction


You want to learn the skills and knowledge to move into a senior role in food services within the healthcare industry

Entry requirements

Not applicable.

Workplace practical

Students may be required to undertake practical workplace tasks in an approved workplace/environment to complete their qualification. This will be discussed with your Educator or Mentor.

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 $1477 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

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Participate in workplace health and safety

Conduct manual tasks safely

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

Prepare sandwiches

Use hygienic practices for food safety

Produce vegetable, fruit,
egg and farinaceous dishes

Control stock

Deliver a service
to customers

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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