Course essentials

Offered by:
VU course code:
HLT33015
Delivery mode:
Blended
Face to Face
Online
Workplace
Duration:
2 years part time

This course will enable you to seek work as an allied health assistant. You will learn about effective communication strategies, anatomy and physiology, and workplace health and safety.

Working in allied health assistance will include preparing for and assisting with therapy session, providing relevant information to clients, using therapy equipment correctly and safely, and completion of administrative duties.

This course is delivered as part of the VET in school (VETis) program.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

Browse our other Medical Administration courses or send us an enquiry to be notified of updates relating to this course.

TAFE resources

Careers

  • therapy assistant
  • podiatry assistant
  • physiotherapy assistant
  • speech pathology assistant
  • occupational therapy assistant
  • allied health assistant

Course objectives

This qualification reflects the role of allied health assistants who provide assistance to allied health professionals under pre-determined 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.

Course structure

To be awarded HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, a student must successfully complete a total of eleven (11) units of competency, comprising of:

  • eight (8) core units, and;
  • three (3) elective units, consisting of:
  • at least two (2) units from the electives listed in the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance qualification, and;
  • up to one (1) unit from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – the unit must be relevant to the work outcome.

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and with University approval. 

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

For employment and practical placement purposes, this vocational sector typically requires a current and satisfactory Police Record Check. Failure to provide the required documents in the timeframe specified by the Course Coordinator, means you will be unable to undertake practical placement in a workplace and therefore not eligible to progress in this course.

The following is a suggested site you could visit to obtain this check:
• Police record check - http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?Document_ID=274

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

Browse our other Medical Administration courses or send us an enquiry to be notified of updates relating to this course.

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