Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (Partial Completion)

Course code: HLT33015 incorporating HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Secure a nationally accredited qualification in an area of high demand. Allied Health Assistance is an emerging and growing career option in both public and private practice.

This course aims to provide students with experience in a variety of allied health professions, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics/nutrition and speech pathology. It aims to encourage young people to explore the many options available within the community health and hospital environments.

This course is suitable if you have an interest in health assistant work in acute care, rehabilitation or community settings, and in working with clients of all ages. This course will provide the skills and knowledge required to work as an Allied Health Assistant in a diverse range of allied health fields.

Are you suitable?

Consider this course if you are:

  • Interested in working with people
  • Considering a career in allied health assistance, nursing, medicine, physiotherapy, or a similar field
  • Interested in the body and how it works
  • Interested in health and nutrition

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.

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  • Sample competencies covered in the first year include:
    • Communicate and work in health or community services
    • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • Assist with movement
  • Sample competencies covered in the second year include:
    • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    • Recognise healthy body systems
    • Transport individuals

Kangan Institute (Richmond Campus)
Box Hill Institute (Elgar Campus)
Holmesglen Institute (Moorabbin Campus)

Kangan Institute
RTO Number: 3077

Box Hill Institute
RTO Number: 4687

Holmesglen Institute
RTO Number: 0416

Kangan Institute (Richmond Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.45pm – 4.45pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.45pm – 4.45pm

Box Hill Institute (Elgar Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Holmesglen Institute (Moorabbin Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 4.30pm


Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

80 hours of work placement (over two years) is compulsory.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For more information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET Courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to four units of credit: one unit at the Units 1 & 2 level, and a minimum of three units at the Units 3 & 4 level.

ATAR: Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 & 4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student's best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

  • Therapy Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Occupational Assistant
  • Nurse

This is a partial completion qualification, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for units successfully completed.

Students will require access to a computer and internet to complete homework.

Box Hill Institute will only accept Year 11 and 12 applicants.