YWAM Townsville

Certificate III in Basic Health Care

YWAM Townsville

Course details

CRICOS course code: 106547F

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


The Introduction to Global Health & Development course calls for those with a heart to see communities thrive physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

During the course, you will be immersed in a powerful combination of essential basic healthcare knowledge and community development training, with a focus on preventing illness, promoting holistic wellbeing, and empowering communities to develop their strengths.

Your course will start at our campus in Townsville, Australia where will you undergo 12 weeks of training before applying what you have learned during 10 weeks of outreach in Papua New Guinea. A short portion of your outreach may also be in Australia.

This public health-infused approach incorporates the World Health Organization’s Healthy Island Framework, with application to the Papua New Guinean context. These principles also apply more broadly in other nations.

On completion of this course you will have attained an Australian qualification for basic healthcare; Certificate III in Basic Health Care (HLT31215). The Certificate III in Basic Health Care program is suitable for people wishing to pursue a career in health with the qualification providing a good base of knowledge for many health care industries including ambulance, nursing, security, and Defence Force medical assistant.

Graduates of this course are well placed to step into a range of further training options including our Staff Internship in global health and development, program management and leadership.


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 situation to support health care

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements

HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

CHCCDE001 Implement Community Development Strategies

Additional First Aid Units

HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

HLTAID013 Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid

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Course opportunities

Duration: 12 weeks
Study mode: Full time

YWAM Townsville

215 Walker Street
Townsville Queensland 4810

Entry criteria

The prerequisite for this course is YWAM’s foundational course, the Discipleship Training School (DTS).


YWAM Townsville
215 Walker Street
Townsville Queensland 4810