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HLT33015

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Embark upon your career in the health sector with this entry-level course that may qualify you to work as an assistant to allied health professionals including dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and podiatrists.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Sunshine Coast Health Institute Start date: 04 Oct 2022 Duration: 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$640
Subsidised
$1,240
Full Fee
$4,000
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Course overview

Begin your career in the health sector with this entry-level qualification, equipping you with the skills necessary to assist allied health professionals including dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and podiatrists services. Allied health specialties are set to grow by 22% over the next 3 years, experiencing the second-highest growth across the health sector.

You will learn how to recognise healthy body systems, interpret and apply medical terminology, assist with an allied health program, and communicate and work in health or community services. Our highly-experienced teaching staff are leaders in their field and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to support you through your learning.

Successful completion of this course may qualify you to work as an assistant alongside allied health professionals, allowing you to specialise in dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, or podiatry services.

What can I do?

  • Podiatrist's Assistant
  • Physiotherapist's Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Medical Imaging Assistant
  • Allied Health Assistant

Course outcome:

HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 3 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS010
    Maintain a high standard of service
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS010
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to deliver and maintain a high standard of service.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain a high standard of service

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM005
    Communicate and work in health or community services
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate and work in health or community services

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAAP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise healthy body systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAHA001
    Assist with an allied health program
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAHA001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide basic assistance to an allied health professional.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Assist with an allied health program

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTINF001
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTINF001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBMED301
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBMED301
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time
Online
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $640
  • Subsidised: $1,240
  • Full fee: $4,000
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $640
  • Subsidised: $1,240
  • Full fee: $4,000
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time
Online
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $640
  • Subsidised: $1,240
  • Full fee: $4,000
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $640
  • Subsidised: $1,240
  • Full fee: $4,000
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Sunshine Coast Health Institute
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time
Online
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $640
  • Subsidised: $1,240
  • Full fee: $4,000
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
04 Oct 2022
1 year
Full time
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $640
  • Subsidised: $1,240
  • Full fee: $4,000
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (HLT33015)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You need to meet one of the following requirements:

  • Year 10 level of education or equivalent  
  • Mature-aged entry with work experience in a related field
Placement

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and subsequent restriction of access to some health care facilities during this time, may cause delays with vocational placement and completion of this course.

Future students are advised that access to public and private health facilities or organisations in your State for vocational placement assessment may require evidence of commencement or full vaccination for COVID-19.

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 80 hours of placement.

Depending on your Vocational placement workplace students may be required to have the following:

  • Australian Federal Police Check (this is the preferred Police check for our placement providers), students will need to provide a copy of your police clearance or evidence the process has commenced. A Blue Card is not accepted in place of a National Police Check.
  • Blue Card: Commission for Children and Young People Act 2000 (Qld) contains a new law to help ensure that people seeking to work with children are suitable. This is called 'the working with children check'. Any person wanting to work in regulated employment, as a paid employee, a volunteer, or a person carrying on a regulated business, will have to fill out a Blue Card application form consenting to a criminal history check prior to his or her appointment or engagement (See ‘Relevant Documents below).

Further details can be obtained at the following link for Blue Card Services or by telephone on 1800 688 275 (Free call). Students will be unable to attend Vocational Placement until they hold a valid Blue Card.

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

To complete the blue card or exemption card application process you will need to:

  1. Prepare your application form online from here. Please see this Blue Card and exemption card application information sheet for all details that you will need to complete this document.
  2. Download and print a copy of your application once completed.
  3. Have your identification documents checked and verified by an authorised  representative from our organisation.
  4. Make sure our organisation’s representative has signed the application form, and listed the identification documents sighted 
  5. Submit your completed application to a TAFE Queensland representative.  

Once enrolled the application will be lodged with Blue Card Services for processing and final approval.   It is to your advantage to have a Blue Card before commencing study. 

Students will need to be immunised against Hepatitis B and have a flu vaccination. Vaccinations are recommended for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Tuberculosis, Varicella Zoster Virus (chickenpox) and Pertussis (whooping cough). Refer to the Queensland Health Student Health Professionals' Clinical Placement placement Package and Fieldwork Orientation Package for details.

If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history or you are unable to obtain a Blue Card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
While TAFE Queensland will make every effort to minimise disruption to study, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and subsequent restriction of access to some health care facilities during this time, may cause delays with vocational placement and completion of this course.

Future students are advised that access to public and private health facilities or organisations in your State for vocational placement assessment may require evidence of commencement or full vaccination for COVID-19.

If you have a current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID011) this may be used as a credit transfer decreasing your study load.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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