Like to make a difference to patients in a hospital? Get started in this rewarding career with our health services course. Learn the skills and knowledge to work as a health services assistant in a hospital. 

In this health course, you’ll prepare for direct client contact and care under supervision. You will gain practical skills in typical work tasks including how to:

  • maintain infection control
  • make and maintain patient beds
  • move patients
  • clean wards
  • serve patient meals

National Code HLT33115
Study Areas Health Programs
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1 semester (3 days per week)

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,418.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $284.00
Full Tuition Fee $6,068.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $150.00
Retain Course Items*** $170.00

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July

Full time:1 Semester (3 days per week 9am - 4pm)

You will attend scheduled practical placement organised by Box Hill Institute. 

Box Hill

You must have:

  • good spoken English
  • good communication skills
  • a current National Police Check
  • a Working With Children Check
  • Healthcare Workers ‘Schedule A’ immunisations

You also need to attend a scheduled information session.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Successful completion will give you to a range of further study options in nursing, allied health, assistant in nursing or operating theatre technician.

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of career opportunities as a health service assistant in both private and public hospitals.

Completion of 15 units of competency.

Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:56pm