This qualification reflects the role of allied health assistants who provide assistance to allied health professionals under predetermined 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.
There is a workplacement requirement to complete this course.
Program Requirements and Prerequisites
You must complete a pratical workplace placement to complete this course. Before you commence the placement you are required to hold a valid police check. We recommend you apply for these checks prior to enrolement. The following links connect you to the application process for a police check. Please note that fees required are additional to the course fees.
Program Fees and Charges
Skills Recognition Online Tool
If you have worked for a period of time and feel confident that you can do a particular job, but don't have a formal qualification, then Skills Recognition (RPL) will benefit you.
A Skills Recognition online tool is available for this qaulification, which means that you can complete the process in your own time at your own pace. The online tool can be accessed here.
General Enquiries: +61 (03) 9919 8259
Program Quick Guide
Please click here for more information about the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.
The delivery model for this course employs a blended/flip classroom methodology. Learning and reinforcement of skills occurs through a range of delivery methods which accommodate the learning styles of a diverse student cohort and which fit with their lifestyles.
Online modules provide the content and learning material which is essential to the course. Students are able to access this material at a time which is suitable to them and to revisit the material and review areas which require further reinforcement. At all stages of their online learning, students can access support from an Aged Care Teacher via eLearning resources, discussion boards, email, telephone and text messages. Responses to student enquiries are always made within 24 to 48 hours. As the materials and support are available at all times, students who require additional time to complete the learning material or additional support from a teacher are able to access it.
4 hour long weekly workshops delivered in face-to-face mode are attended by all students. Students move through the material efficiently and at a pace which matches their rate of learning. Students requiring specialist LLN support can access this via LLN specialists on campus and through the twice weekly drop-in-sessions offered at Footscray and Werribee campuses.
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCCS010 Maintain high standard of service
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Pathway opportunities at Victoria University following successful completion of this program may include:
Diploma of Nursing (HLT51612) – please note students must meet the all entry requirements to gain entry into the Diploma of Nursing (HLT51612).
Workplace Health & Safety
Your health and wellbeing during your study with Victoria Polytechnic is of the highest importance to us. It is important that you are aware of health and safety when you are attending workshops or practical labs at Victoria Polytechnic and in the workplace. Victoria Polytechnic requires students in this course to complete an course induction including Health and Safety and you are required to adhere to the Victoria University Health and Safety policy and procedures whilst on any Victoria University or Polytechnic campus.
This course requires the following Dress Code:
Dress Code - practical lab class & industry placement:
- White T shirt or Polo shirt --singlet or long sleeves may be worn underneath "T"
- Black or Navy Trousers
- Closed toe shoe/boots- low heel, non-slip soles (WHS requirement)
- Minimal jewellery
- Hair clean and tied up if below the shoulders
- Finger nails short and no nail polish
- Minimal makeup/perfume
- Assigned Name Tag (provided)
Good Personal Hygiene (because you are in close proximity to your residents/clients)
- Clean clothes
- Clean shoes
- Shower/Oral Hygiene
- Wash hands regularly
Unacceptable Dress Code
- Untidy clothing
- Ugg boots or similar
- Mini skirt
- Tummy/underarms or cleavage exposed