Qualification Details

Certificate III in Basic Health Care

Our Cert III Basic Health Care qualification provides you with that little bit extra when it comes to clinical understanding and action. 

Starting off by gaining an understanding of human anatomy and how it is supposed to function, we then turn our focus on how to identify and manage first aid and medical emergencies. This may be a cut finger in the kitchen or could be a traffic accident where you are one of the first on the scene. 
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Units Included

HLT31220 - Cert III in Basic Health Care

CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAID011 - Provide first aid
HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTOUT010 - Communicate in complex situations to support health care
HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTWHS006 - Manage personal stressors in the work environment

BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
HLTHPS001 - Take clinical measurements
BSBPEF301 - Organise personal work priorities

This Cert III qualification is an ideal way to start your first aid and paramedic journey. Whilst this qualification does not provide a particular job outcome, it does provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to help you understand if a career in the health industry is something you would enjoy. You can also use this qualification as a stepping stone to continue your education in the health industry with our pre-nursing qualifications. 

We would suggest you try to gain some volunteer work with St John Ambulance or sporting events to keep building your skills. 

Minimum Requirements
Students are provided content, videos, podcasts, activities, excursions, incursions as well as case studies and scenarios in our online environment, followed by time in the classroom to put their knowledge and skills into practice. You must have your own device (tablet or laptop etc) to access your course.

If you are at school: 
It's preferable that students wishing to study with us need to have​ achieved a C grade minimum in English in year 10. Talk to us if you don't meet this requirement.​To start the process, you will need to get in contact with your school's VET Coordinator to request their support for you to complete this qualification. You will need to complete the Student Application Pack and get their signature on it and then forward it to us for approval. We run our programs on either a Thursday or Friday during school terms. If your school does not release students on these days - please get in contact to discuss your situation and hopefully we can help find a solution!
If you are not in school: 
You must satisfy minimum competencies that can be completed in the following ways:
  • Evidence of previous education within the last 3 years.
  • Previous certificate/qualification completion.
  • Completion of a Language, Literacy & Numeracy test.
  • This certificate on its own is $1600
  • This qualification is not able to be combined with another qualification in a dual. 
How to apply:
  1. Complete the Student application Pack and gather all supporting documentation and signatures. 
  2. Come back to this webpage and click APPLY. 
  3. Complete the requested information and upload your supporting documentation. 
  4. You’ll receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. Please make sure you receive this as it may be an indication that you have input your email address incorrectly. Make sure you check spam/junk. 
  5. Letters of offer will be sent out in September with instructions on how to enrol into the course.