Gain the skills and qualification to work in Allied Health Services by completing

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance – HLT33015.  Make a change today

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.


Allied Health professionals represent approximately 25% of the Australian health workforce. Over 154,000 Allied Health professionals registered with APHRA in 2013, an 18% increase from 2012, and the industry is continuing to experience significant growth.

There is a growing demand on the Australian Healthcare system. As a percentage of GDP, where health expenditure accounted for around 6.5% in the late 80s, it now accounts for almost 10%. Much of this can be blamed on Australia’s ageing population, as chronic illnesses and complex diseases become more common as our elderly population gets larger.

This is no momentary trend, either; as a country we’re expected to feel the effects of our huge baby boomer population growing older for decades to come. The subsequent demand on our healthcare system will be great, and allied healthcare as a whole needs to be prepared for the challenges that this upward curve will bring.

Are you looking to join the Allied Health industry, but don’t know where to start?

Then look no further.

Career Pathway

Career Opportunities:
– Allied Health Assistant
– Physiotherapy Assistant
– Medical Imaging Assistant
– Occupational Therapy Assistant

Course Information
  • Theory and some assessments delivered online (requiring reasonable computer skills, internet access, email access and research skills)
  • AIFL may offer this qualification in a blended learning mode in selected locations, depending on student numbers
  • Trainer and IT support is available throughout your period of enrolment
  • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers will be offered to all students, as part of the PreTraining Review Process
  • Work Placement: 80 hours placement in a Allied Health setting is a requirement to complete your qualification. This placement may be offered at Health Services in Victoria (or with an alternative provider, depending on placement availability)
  • Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy, reading and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
  • Please be aware work placement providers may require a current Police Check, Working with Children Check, First Aid and/or immunisation records. (Any cost associated with these documents are the students expense).
  • Students of all abilities are encouraged to apply at any time of the year
  • This program is offered over 50 weeks (Those eligible for Skills First funding hours are approx: 530 hrs)
Qualification Structure
Total number of units = 11 (approximately 530 hours of study) 8 core units & 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

  • BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
  • CHCCCS002 – Assist with movement

  • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid

  • HLTAHA024 – Work within a community rehabilitation environment

  • HLTAHA011 – Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change
Fees and Skills First Funding are current at time of issue and are subject to change
Fees and refunds will be inline with the AIFL Fees and Refunds Policy and Procedure
* * Skills First funding only applies to students eligible for a government funded place
* Enrolment fees excludes GST
* AIFL will endeavour to help find students placement, however placement provision is not guaranteed. Students are expected to be proactive in finding their own placement.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. 

If you would like to learn more on Skills First Funding
please click the link to the Victorian State Government and Training site.

Skills First Funding

Enrol Now