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Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance will help you prepare to enter the health services industry. It 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.

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Career Insights

A Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance qualification can go a long way. Here’s what is possible:

Allied Health Assistant
Medical Imaging Assistant
Occupational Therapy Support Worker
Physiotherapy Support Worker
Podiatry Support Worker

Future Growth

Very Strong

Employment in the Health Care & Social Assistance grew by 6.1% over the last year.



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The demand for skilled workers in the allied health industry workers is rapidly increasing. Employment in Health Care and Social Assistance is projected to grow by 301,000 jobs over the next five years to 2026. Study our HLT33021 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and get job-ready skills and knowledge to work in the Allied Health industry.

Course Description

Training Delivery

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance course is predominantly classroom based. Training is delivered through our Registered Training Organisation: Industry Skills Training RTO ID 40486.

Students are provided with the following:

  • Required course materials such as workbooks
  • Access to computers and software during class
  • Your student training plan
  • A dedicated and qualified trainer
  • Targeted assessment tools

Entry Requirements

There are no academic entry requirements for this qualification. Students are required to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) which we can assist with, photo identification and meet the language, literacy and numeracy requirements.

Upon Completion:

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will receive a:

  • Nationally recognised Certificate & Transcript OR
  • Statement of Attainment (if student is found competent in at least 1 Unit of Competency)

Recommended Course Structure

A total of 12 units are required to complete the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance; seven (7) core and five (5) elective units. Unit selection may vary dependent on delivery method and location. Call us today for more information.

Core Units
Unit Code
Unit Descrption
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Assist with an allied health program
Recognise impact of health conditions
Apply basic principles & practices of infection prevention and control
Participate in workplace health and safety
This qualification has a minimum work placement component of 80 hours
Elective Units
Unit Code
Unit Descrption
Maintain patient records
Provide support to people living with dementia
Recognise healthy body systems
Conduct manual tasks safely
Provide First Aid

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Is Government

This qualification is 100% fee-free for those who are eligible under the Jobs & Skills WA Program. Industry Skills Training RTO ID 40486 is contracted by the State Government to deliver this qualification through this program.

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Please note we are unable to accept enrolments from International Student Visa holders (Subclass 500).