Study Areas

Health Services Assistance


With a qualification in Health Services Assistance, you can work in a cross-section of areas within the health and community sector. Such as:

  • hospitals or community health facilities
  • agencies that supply support services staff

Our courses train workers in multi-skilled roles, enabling you to explore work opportunities in any hospital in Australia.

You could find work as:

  • food services assistants
  • assistant in support of acute care patients
  • ward support
  • transporting patients

Gain skills and knowledge in:

  • applying First Aid
  • participating in workplace health and safety processes
  • transporting clients
  • interpreting and applying medical terminology
  • recognising healthy body systems in a health care context
  • maintaining high standards of client service
  • preparing and maintaining beds
  • assisting with client movement
  • following basic food safety practice
  • working effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • complying with infection control policies and procedures
  • performing general cleaning tasks
  • delivering care services with a pallative approach
  • communicating and working effectively in health
  • supporting the care of clients

Melbourne Polytechnic has fully equipped on-site practical rooms providing the opportunity for skills development in a ‘real-life’ setting.


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