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HLT33015

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Work alongside allied health workers, implementing treatment plans and therapeutic solutions in a range of areas

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.

Source: Joboutlook.gov.au

 

This is a Nationally Recognised course.

Eligibility Requirements

Education
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.

Minimum Age
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.

Residency Status
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

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)

Qualification

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Delivery

Online, combined with 80 hours of practical work placement available

Length

Complete within 12 months

Study Load

Submit 1 unit of competency every 2 weeks to graduate in 12 months, plus 80 hours of practical placement

Cost

Online, combined with 80 hours of practical work placement: Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

Once you’ve completed your Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, you’ll be able to work in range of different health industry settings, including hospitals, medical practices, dental practices, schools and community health centres. Positions may include:

Medical imaging assistant

A medical imaging assistant works in the radiology department of a hospital, clinic or other health care facility. The assistant is a valued member of a health care team, assisting the radiologic technologist with patients during the imaging process. 

Occupational therapy assistant

Occupational therapy assistants provide rehabilitative services that improve the quality of life for people with impairments. They typically work under the supervision of occupational therapists, with the goal of helping people return to their jobs, increase their ability to perform daily living activities and help them cope with lost motor or learning skills.

Physiotherapy Assistant

Encourage patients to complete their treatment of injury, illness or disability-related physical issues. 

Delivery Options and Length

Online, combined with 80 hours of practical work placement

Flexible online learning, meaning you can study whenever and wherever suits you through our online learning platform, My eCampus.

This course includes 80 hours of practical placement with an Allied Health Professional sourced by the student.

Complete within: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

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.

Online, combined with 80 hours of practical work placement

Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

BSBINN301

Promote innovation in a team environment
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to be an effective and proactive member of an innovative team. It applies to individuals who play a proactive role in demonstrating, encouraging or supporting innovation in a team environment. The individual may be a team participant or a team leader. Teams may be formal or informal and may comprise a range of personnel.

BSBWOR204

Use business technology
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use computer software and organise electronic information and data. It applies to individuals who apply a limited range of practical skills with a fundamental knowledge of equipment use and the organisation of data in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.

CHCCCS010

Maintain high standard of service
This unit describes the skills and knowledge to deliver and maintain a high standard of service.

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

HLTAHA001

Assist with an allied health program
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide basic assistance to an allied health professional. This unit applies to allied health assistants working in a health or community context. 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.

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure both their own health and safety and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

* HLTAID003

Provide first aid
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. *This course contains a core unit, HLTAID003 Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Foundation Education. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

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.

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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.

Industry-relevant Courses

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. 

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