Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Kick-start your career assisting allied health professionals in the health care sector
Job opportunities for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers are expected to be greater than 50,000 by November 2019* according to Job Outlook, published by the Australian government. With 87,800 industry employees as of November 2015*, the health industry is booming, providing ample career opportunity for those looking to provide direct care to patients in a range of health, welfare and community settings.
The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance equips you with a solid understanding of how to assist with allied health programming, how to interpret basic medical terminology and how to comply with infection prevention and control policies. You will also learn the important skill of communicating effectively with both professionals and patients.
This course allows you to work alongside allied health workers, implementing treatment plans and therapeutic solutions in a range of areas, including in aged and disability support, child welfare, youth and family services, housing or multicultural services. With such a diverse range of areas, you will have the opportunity to work across multiple areas or focus on one that you are most passionate about.
This nationally recognised training qualification in allied health enables you to work in entry level positions across a wide range of positions in the health sector such as, Patient Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant (including in aged care and disability support), and Physiotherapy Assistant. These allied health careers will require you to be responsible for providing patient care and encouraging patients to complete specific treatment plans related to injury, illness or disability-related physical issues. Allied health graduates are required in a range of different health industry settings, including hospitals, medical practices, schools and community health centres.
The Certificate III in Allied Heath is delivered through a combination of online theory and practical work placement. The online theory component will be completed through our innovative learning platform, My eCampus, where all course material and assignments can be accessed at a time that suits you. The practical component of your studies gives you hands-on experience in a working health environment and sets you up to work confidently as an allied health assistant. We will assist you throughout the process of finding a suitable work placement.
This is a Nationally Recognised course.
You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
- A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
- 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
Internet: High speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable
(Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended)
Windows : Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above
Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Firefox
MAC : Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later
Internet Browser – latest version of Firefox
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Online, combined with 80 hours of practical work placement available
Complete within 12 months
Submit 1 unit of competency every 2 weeks to graduate in 12 months, plus 80 hours of practical placement
Online, combined with 80 hours of practical work placement: Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs
Cost & Payment Options
Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.
Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.
Instalment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.
Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.
Course Structure & Prerequisites
There are no entry requirements for this qualification; however, students must have:
access to a community services workplace and supervisor to ensure that a suitable environment for learning and assessment is available to them
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Recognition of Prior Learning
Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.
Why choose us?
Flexible Online Study
All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.
Dedicated Student Support
Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.
Nationally Recognised Training
All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited.