Certificate III in Health Support Services

About the Certificate III in Health Support Services

This qualification is part of the Health Training Package. It covers workers who provide support for the effective functioning of health services, requiring discretion and judgement. These functions are carried out under supervision. These workers may also provide a team leadership, workplace training or leading hand function. Health support services do not involve direct care assistance tasks such as assisting other staff with care of clients.


Core: Contribute to effective workplace relationships; Communicate and work effectively in health; Comply with infection control policies and procedures; Participate in WHS processes. Elective streams: Cleaning; Laundry; Food services; Grounds maintenance; General maintenance; Work relationships.



More information about TAFE Western Australia (WA) Add

Western Australian TAFE institutes offer high-quality, nationally recognised courses and are government backed and guaranteed. You can study certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and associate degree qualifications at TAFE Western Australia institutes. A TAFE qualification will provide you with practical skills and industry training that gives you skills employers need. TAFE qualifications also provide pathways to further study at university.

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TAFE institutes

  • Central Institute of Technology
  • Challenger Institute of Technology
  • Polytechnic West
  • West Coast Institute


  • C.Y. O'Connor Institute, Northam
  • Durack Institute of Technology, Geraldton
  • Great Southern Institute of Technology, Albany
  • Kimberley Training Institute, Broome
  • South West Institute of Technology, Bunbury

Student Services

All institutes and campuses will provide:

  • free internet access
  • well-equipped libraries
  • canteens
  • links to recreational, social, religious and other facilities.

Support staff will assist with:

  • study support
  • accommodation advice
  • employment advice
  • personal and study issues.

Tuition fees
Fees start from AUD$5450 per semester depending on the course. Visit the ETI website for current course fees: www.eti.wa.edu.au.

Only regional institutes have on-campus accommodation. Accommodation alternatives include:

  • homestay (if requested)
  • shared accommodation
  • rental accommodation
  • hostels.


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Associate degree courses:

  • aviation (aeronautics, aviation management)
  • business
  • fashion business
  • hospitality management
  • network technology
  • software development (mobile applications)

Certificate and diploma courses:

  • animal studies
  • aquaculture
  • art and design
  • aviation
  • beauty services
  • building and design
  • business and management
  • children's and community services
  • construction
  • equine management
  • engineering
  • English language courses
  • fitness and recreation
  • health and nursing
  • horticulture and land management
  • hospitality and tourism
  • information technology
  • laboratory technology
  • maritime studies
  • multimedia.

A complete list of courses on offer can be found at www.eti.wa.edu.au.

TAFE to university pathways
Many students choose to start their studies at TAFE, apply for university entrance towards the end of their diploma or advanced diploma studies and then obtain credit for the study they have completed. This can shorten your university studies significantly and save you money.

TAFE Western Australia can package selected courses with the following leading Western Australian universities:

  • Curtin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Murdoch University.

Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP)
International students have the choice of packaging their TAFE course with university study at the time of application.