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Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

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The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is the recognised qualification to become a Health Assistant. Allied Health Assistants are involved with direct patient care, assisting with hygiene, nutrition, mobility, and safety. You'll work as part of a team alongside health professionals.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Course Code
HLT33015
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$3,396 total

About this course

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is the recognised qualification to become a Health Assistant.

Allied Health Assistants are involved with direct patient care, assisting with hygiene, nutrition, mobility, and safety. You'll work as part of a team alongside health professionals.

This course is delivered on-campus or as a VETDSS course.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Have or obtain a First Aid Certificate (incorporated in the qualification) before undertaking placement.
  • Have up-to-date vaccinations.
  • VETDSS: Please ask your School's VET coordinator or Careers advisor to apply for this course.

Study locations

Seymour - Wallis Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Benalla - Samaria Road

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the health sector. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant
  • Podiatry Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Speech Pathology Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Nutrition or Dietetics Assistant
  • Community Rehabilitation Assistant

Working in this industry may involve treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional. You may also be required to do weekend and shift work.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.