HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance enables you to provide supervised assistance to allied health professionals, without conducting programs or therapeutic interventions. You will learn the skills which will allow you to support patient therapy in a specialised area as well as all the safety, communication and personal skills to make sure you are confident and competent in a demanding workplace.


This qualification could lead to employment as a Therapy Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Podiatry Assistant, Speech Pathology Assistant or Allied Health Assistant.


This qualification enables students onto pathway into Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.

Course Delivery

This qualification is only delivered to students who are currently employed as a trainee in a health assistant role for at least 11 hours per week. There is no classroom delivery of this training.

Entry Requirements

Each student will require a Victorian police check and will undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60 $40.00
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service 30 $40.00
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30 $40.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $40.00
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70 $40.00
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program 65 $40.00
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25 $40.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20 $40.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50 $40.00
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement 25 $40.00
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 100 $40.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $40.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $25.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Portfolio
  • Written task
  • Other (Not Specified)
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $2,069 $2,069
Concession $757 $757
RPL Government Subsidised $991 $991
RPL Concession $198 $198
RPL Self-funded $1,487 $1,487
Self-Funded $2,564 $2,564

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See www.freetafe.vic.gov.au.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Full Year, Trainee