Qualification Outline

This qualification reflects the role of allied health assistants who provide assistance to allied health professionals under predetermined guidelines. Depending on the setting, work may include following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional.

Students who enrol in Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance must successfully complete all of the units as listed in the Units of Study index as well as all placement requirements to be awarded this qualification.

Placement Requirements

During the course, students complete 80 hours of clinical placement to practice their skills under supervision in an allied health setting. Placement will help students to develop and consolidate skills and knowledge in a clinical environment. Placement also allows students to become familiar with employer expectations and broaden industry understanding.

100% of attendance of placement is required.

A current First Aid certificate is required prior to placement. Students will also need a current Police Check, Working with Children Check and an updated immunisation record. (Any costs associated with these documents are at the students’ expense.)

This placement will be offered at a providers facility depending on placement availability.

Enrolment period for this qualification is 18 months.

Note: that the student tuition fees as published may be subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Units of Study

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance consists of 11 units: 8 compulsory core units and 3 elective units.
Core Units
  • CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Elective Units
  • CHCCCS002 Assist with client movement
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTAHA024 Work within a community rehabilitation environment
  • HLTAHA011 Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes