Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Course Code HLT33015
Campus Cobram, Seymour - Wallis Street, Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration 505 hours

Course Overview

The HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is the recognised qualification to Health Assistant.

Looking for a pathway into a health care career? Allied Health Assistants are involved with direct patient care, assisting with hygiene, nutrition, mobility and safety. Work as part of a team alongside health professionals.

This course is offered on campus, as a School Based Apprenticeship model and a VETis model.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Health industry as:

  • Allied health assistant
  • Therapy assistant
  • Podiatry assistant
  • Physiotherapy assistant
  • Speech pathology assistant
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Nutrition or dietetics assistant
  • Community rehabilitation assistant

Working in this industry may involve treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional, and may involve shift and weekend work.

Further studies
After gaining the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, you might wish to undertake further study in the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance; HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing; HLT64115 Advanced Diploma of Nursing; Bachelor of Nursing; Bachelor of Physiotherapy; Bachelor of Podiatry; Bachelor of Occupational Therapy; Bachelor of Speech Therapy.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Cobram Starts Mon 1st July, 1 Day a week / 2019
Seymour – Wallis Street Starts Mon 1st July, 1 Day a week / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Mon 1st July, 1 Day a week, 9am to 3.30pm / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Attendance at all face-to-face classes is highly recommended and in line with employment obligations.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Diana Millsteed
Location: Shepparton

Name: Elise Newbound
Location: Benalla & Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 505 $5.28 $2,666.40 $10.00 $5,050.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 505 $1.06 $535.30 $10.00 $5,050.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 505 $5.28 $2,666.40 $10.00 $5,050.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 505 $1.06 $535.30 $10.00 $5,050.00
Full Fee 505 $6.15 $3,105.75 N/A N/A
Course Materials 505 $0.35 $176.75 N/A N/A

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

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Applicants will be required to attend a formal interview
Units of Competency

HLT33015 – Core Units

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

HLT33015 – Elective Units

CHCCCS002 – Assist with movement
HLTAIN001 – Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
CHCCCS006 – Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
HLTAIN002 – Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment
CHCCCS020 – Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
HLTHPS001 – Take clinical measurements
CHCCCS026 – Transport individuals

Assessment Methods

Knowledge tests/quizzes, presentations, projects and reports, online and simulated assessments or through Third Party and workplace observation/demonstration.

Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

There are no information sessions for this qualification. If you wish further information please call 1300 468 233


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.