HLT33015 Certificate III Allied Health Assistance

About the course

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of Work Placement.

Looking for the right skills and knowledge to assist Allied Health professionals?

Learn how to:

  • Recognise healthy body systems, and interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Work with diverse people and maintain a high standard of service
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures, and work effectively in a business environment

Career Pathways

Job Prospects for this qualification may include:

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

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  • Learn more about the qualification.
  • Discover what kinds of jobs you can do when you finish your training.
  • Find out if you are eligible for a funded place.
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HLT33015 Certificate III Allied Health Assistance

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Entry requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have written and spoken English skills to the certificate level of the course, as well as access to the internet and a computer in order to enrol in this course.

To allow our trainers to support your learning, you will need to complete a student profile, including language, literacy and numeracy indicator before your enrolment application is accepted.


Delivery Method and Course Duration

Flexible Online:

Full time 12 months

Part time 24 months.

Including a mandatory 80 hours of work placement.

Full Time Students will be expected to commit to a minimum of 20 – 30 hours self-paced study/activity per week (full time) to complete the qualification. Students undertaking the qualification part-time will be expected to commit a minimum of 10 – 15 hours of self-paced study/activity per week.

Students can study according to their own schedule 24/7 and by studying online, supported by MAX Solutions trainers via the online learning management system CANVAS and virtual classroom (during business hours).

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Course Structure

Number of units required to be completed to obtain the qualification is eleven (11).

Eight (8) Core Units:

  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • HLTAHA001* Assist with an allied health program
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Three (3) Elective Units:

  • BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment
  • CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

 *HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program requires 80 hours of work placement


AQF Certification Outcome

Only students who successfully complete all required units of competency will be issued with an AQF Certificate III qualification. Students who complete one or more units, but do not complete the whole qualification will be issued with a statement of attainment for the completed units only.


Additional Pathways

Students who successfully complete the qualification may be eligible to continue in higher level certificate courses, with any registered training organisation who holds the higher-level qualification on its scope of registration.

Job prospects from this qualification vary and can include Podiatrist’s Assistant, Physiotherapist’s Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Imaging Assistant and Allied Health Assistant.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfers (CT)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a process that assesses your competency—acquired through formal and informal learning—to determine if you meet the requirements for a unit of study. Students with previous skills, knowledge or experience are entitled to apply for RPL for a full qualification or individual units of competency. Students will be required to produce evidence and undertake assessment as part of the RPL process.

If you have previously completed a unit/s of competency and can provide valid evidence of AQF certification (issued by an RTO), you are eligible to apply for a credit transfer and would not be required to undertake further study for the unit.

You can learn more about RPL and Credit Transfer processes at: www.maxsolutions.com.au/training


Unique Student Identifier

It is mandatory for all students undertaking Nationally Recognised Training in Australia to have a USI, Unique Student Identifier.

You will need your USI in order to apply to enrol for training. Visit www.usi.gov.au for more information.



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