HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance


All Health Training is a Registered Training Organisation (TOID 22066) and provides individuals the opportunity to update their skills to perform at an optimum level and provide professional excellence. We deliver a variety of courses with a major focus on health, aged care and pathology collection - growth industries with significant staffing shortages.

Course Introduction:

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance reflects the role of workers 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.

Course entry requirements

  • This is an open entry program of study with participants needing to read, write and communicate in English to a level to perform the job.  Students will be required to complete a LLN evaluation to determine suitability.
  • Students must be over 18 years of age to conduct practical placement. 
  • Police checks are required prior to commencing practical placement which we will organise on our students’ behalf.  If a student has a Disclosable Court Outcome registered against their name, we are unable to assist with placement as industry will not accept students without a clear record.  This requirement is not negotiable.  Please note, in Victoria this includes any offence that may have occurred up to 10 years ago and will show offences that state they are “without conviction”.
  • Students are required to be able to access a computer which will allow use of a USB in order to complete assessments and read information for units of competency.
  • Students must be able to provide evidence of immunisation protection against the following: Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis, Pertussis, Varicella, Diphtheria, Measles, Tetanus, Mumps and Rubella, in order to undertake practical work placement.
  • If placement is occurring during winter months students may be required to get a flu vaccination.
  • Students are required to obtain an employee Working with Children’s check (WWC) to commence placement.  This is at the students own cost as AHT are unable to request the WWC on our students behalf

Practical Placement information

Practical placement of 120 hours is required which All Health Training will organise on our students behalf.

The hours of work required within the hospitals/rehabilitation or aged care facilities is usually in two shifts, the morning shift is from 7:00am - 3:00pm which is the preferred shift for our students to attend; the afternoon shift being 3:00pm - 9:30-10pm. Weekend work is very difficult to organise. Facilities have advised that they prefer students to be available for at least a 3 - 5 day block initially and as such, All Health Training suggests if you are already working you consider discussing and organising work and/or family care arrangements prior to undertaking practical placement to enable you to undertake these duties during the week.

Practical placement may be commenced during the course and must be completed within 1 month after the course conclusion.

Students will be required to wear an All Health Training polo shirt and name badge (both provided) on placement. In addition, long black pants & black closed in, non-slip shoes will be required which students will either need to provide or purchase at their own cost.

Other course information:

Students are required to complete the written assessments outside of class time, which depending on a students underpinning knowledge, may be approximately 6 – 10 hours per week.  Assessments are hardcopy but will require access to a computer for research on the internet, accessing a USB for course materials and weekly emails from the trainer.

Credit Transfer:

If students have already successfully completed units within the qualification, credit can be granted within our program.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

Competencies gained through other formal study or experience may be acknowledged through a recognition process.

Job Prospects:

Completion of this course allows you to apply for jobs in the areas of assisting Allied Health Professionals by undertaking a range of less complex tasks, (both clinical and non–clinical) enabling the Allied Health Professional to focus on more complex clinical work (that cannot be undertaken by others) and provide care to a greater number of patients.

Opportunities for Further Study:

A possible training pathway for a participant completing this qualification could be any specialised area in the health sector or courses similar to the following: Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance; Diploma of Nursing, Advanced Diploma of Nursing; Bachelor of Nursing; Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Next Courses Commencing: 

Please refer to our website www.allhealthtraining.edu.au for course dates and times

Course Length & Delivery:

The program is run at our Blackburn training facilities and consists of classes 1 day (9.00am – 4.30pm) per week for 22 weeks. If student numbers are 6 or less, tutorial style classes will be run from 9.30am to 1pm, one day per week for 22 weeks.

Practical experience is undertaken throughout the course in the All Health Training simulated environment with trainers who are experts in their field and maintain currency in the industry.


The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Government Funded Students and a JobActive Provider is paying your fees
Non-refundable registration fee = $100
Tuition fee = $300
Resources fee = $90
Placement fee = $550
Total fee = $1040

Government Funded Students and with a current Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Vet Gold Card
Non-refundable registration fee = $100
Tuition fee = $60
Resources fee = $90
Placement fee waived $0 - Normally. $550
Total fee = $250

PLEASE NOTE - if you are eligible for government funding and your job active provider is paying your fees they do not get the extra concession/health care card discount.  If you are not eligible for government funding (Fee for service) and your job active provider is paying your fees, they pay the Fee for Service rate.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program and may impact your access to further government subsidised training.

You are eligible for a government subsidised training place if you:
Meet one of the following citizen/residency status:

  • Australian citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • New Zealand citizen

and are any of the following:

  • a person under 20 years as at 1st January 2018; or
  • an applicant seeking a higher qualification than the highest qualification already held

Please note - Eligible students can only commence two (2) subsidised training courses in at the same qualification level (ie. Cert III, Cert IV, etc) in their lifetime.

Fee for Service Students:

Non-refundable registration fee = $100
Tuition fee = $1760
Resources fee = $90
Resources fee = $550
Total fee = $2500

Student payments

Minimum payments required prior to the course commencement:

  • $500 for a Fee for Service student.  $100 is non-refundable after application
  • $200 for a Government Funded student – $100 is non-refundable after application
  • $200 for a Government Funded & HCC or PCC student – $100 is non-refundable after application

Please ask about our payment plan for the balance of the fees which must be paid by regular payments over the duration of the course by EziDebit only. Should you not return an Ezidebit form your enrolment will not be confirmed. If a payment defaults, the student must rectify the payment before the next scheduled payment. If 2 consecutive payments default, or 3 in total across the agreement, this will result in the total amount being due immediately.

Student prepayments

We will only accept student pre-payments of no more than $1500 prior to the course commencement. You may then go onto a payment plan for the balance of the fees.

Additional fees that may be applicable

The following fees may be applicable for students:

Practical placement visits

During practical placement, an All Health Training assessor will visit you twice. If you are absent and do not provide us with at least 48 hours’ notice, students will be invoiced $100. This fee covers the cost for the assessor to visit the workplace on another occasion by mutual agreement.

Practical placement – alternative employer requested by student

All Health Training coordinate the placement for all of our students at employers that we believe will provide our students with a great placement experience.  However, we do acknowledge that some students who have enrolled into a course at All Health Training may currently have a contact in the industry and would like to complete their placement with this organisation rather than one determined by AHT.   Should a student wish to organise their own placement at an alternative employer an additional fee will be applied to cover the costs of coordinating new agreements and 1:1 assessment visits.   The total fee is $300 if located within 25km radius of your training venue.  Additional fees may apply for travel if it is outside this area.  In these circumstances, the student must inform AHT of their intention at the Pre Training Review and confirm details within 6 weeks of course commencement on a form that will be provided to you.

Student misses practical placement orientation

Should a student miss the orientation at placement for any reason whatsoever, the student will incur an additional fee of $200 for our administration time to resolve the issue with the student and employer.  Missing orientation may require the placement dates to be forfeited and organised for another date.


Core Units

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

Elective Units

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people  
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery  
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern  


Competency is assessed through a combination of practical application and demonstration of skills, research, analysis and completion of competency based workbooks

Application Process:

Complete the on-line Student Application Form on our website – www.allhealthtraining.edu.au

Alternatively, we can send you a paper-based enrolment form for you to complete and submit to All Health Training in person, by email or mail. Once we receive an application, we will contact you to organise the required supporting documentation and payment to ensure your place in the course.


Should you have any questions regarding the course, please contact us as follows:
P: 03 9894 3900
e: info@allhealthtraining.com.au

Access & Equity:

All Health Training is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment. Principles of access and equity for all students are applied in all programs. People with disabilities may be able to apply.



After successful completion of the course, students may find opportunities for further upskilling in more specialised areas of the health sector or courses similar to the following: Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance; Diploma of Nursing, Advanced Diploma of Nursing; Bachelor of Nursing; Bachelor of Physiotherapy