Kick-start your career assisting allied health professionals as a Health Assistant
Job opportunities for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers are expected to be greater than 50,000 by November 2019* according to Job Outlook, published by the Australian government. With 87,800 industry employees as of November 2015*, the health industry is booming, providing ample career opportunity for those looking to provide direct care to patients in a range of health, welfare and community settings.
The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance equips you with a solid understanding of how to assist with allied health programming, how to interpret basic medical terminology and how to comply with infection prevention and control policies. You will also learn the important skill of communicating effectively with both professionals and patients.
This course allows you to work alongside allied health workers, implementing treatment plans and therapeutic solutions in a range of areas, including in aged and disability support, child welfare, youth and family services, housing or multicultural services. With such a diverse range of areas, you will have the opportunity to work across multiple areas or focus on one that you are most passionate about.
This nationally recognised training qualification in allied health enables you to work in entry level positions across a wide range of positions in the health sector, such as Patient Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant (including in aged care and disability support), and Physiotherapy Assistant. These allied health careers will require you to be responsible for providing patient care and encouraging patients to complete specific treatment plans related to injury, illness or disability-related physical issues. Allied health graduates are required in a range of different health industry settings, including hospitals, medical practices, schools and community health centres.
The HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is delivered through a combination of online theory and practical work placement. The online theory component will be completed through our innovative learning platform, My eCampus, where all course material and assignments can be accessed at a time that suits you. The practical component of your studies gives you hands-on experience in a working health environment and sets you up to work confidently as an allied health assistant.
We may assist you throughout the process of finding a suitable work placement.
The HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is a Nationally Recognised course.
Once you’ve completed your HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, you’ll be able to work in a range of different health industry settings, including hospitals, medical practices, dental practices, schools and community health centres. Positions may include:
Allied Health Assistant
Working directly with allied health professionals, you will help develop programs and conduct therapeutic activities to identify, treat, and prevent various conditions and illnesses in patients.
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational therapy assistants partner with occupational therapists to develop and deliver programs for patients, helping them perform day-to-day tasks more comfortably and confidently. Regular tasks include fitting assistive equipment as directed by the occupational therapist.
A Physiotherapy Assistant is a hands-on and highly patient-based role. Your responsibilities will include providing patient care and supporting patients to complete their treatment plans related to their injury, illness, or disability.
Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the next year. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 23 November 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 197.
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Study the theoretical elements of this course anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.
80 hours of work placement with an allied health professional sourced by the student.
Up to 12 months
- 80 hours of practical work placement.
- 11 course units to complete.
- Complete one course unit every month to graduate in 12 months.
Studying the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance with Foundation Education is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs. The course is broken down into two parts:
Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.
11 course units to complete.
Completed online, at your own pace.
For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
Internet Browser: Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).
Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
Mobile Phone with video capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course may require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
2. Work Placement
80 hours of work placement with an allied health professional.
Students will need to source work placement with an Allied Health Professional.
We may assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing.
Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Cost & Payment
You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.
Your course fee includes
Delivery and assessment of your qualification
Study materials (including all resources)
Ongoing support from our Education Team
We offer two payment methods
Full fee upfront
For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 197.
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