Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

HLT33015

Cost

Subsidised Standard:

$3,396.00

Subsidised Standard (Concession):

$677.00

Subsidised Trainee:

$3,504.00

Subsidised Trainee (Concession):

$701.00

Full Fee:

$4,073.00

Course Materials:

$222.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$70.00

FREE TAFE COURSE

Campuses

Benalla - Samaria Road

Seymour - Wallis Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode

VETDSS

Course Overview

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

Allied Health Assistants are involved with direct patient care, assisting with hygiene, nutrition, mobility, and safety. You'll work as part of a team alongside health professionals.

This course is delivered on-campus or as a VETDSS course.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the health sector. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • 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. You may also be required to do weekend and shift work.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the:

You may also like to study at the university level, with a qualification in areas such as Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy.

Course Dates & Times

Benalla - Samaria Road

VETDSS - Starts on 03/02/2021 - Wed - 9am to 3.30pm / 2021

Cobram

VETDSS - Starts on 03/02/2021 - Wed - 9am to 3.30pm / 2021

VETDSS - Starts on 2nd February, Wednesday, 9.00am - 3.00pm / 2022

Seymour - Wallis Street

VETDSS - Starts on 03/02/2021 - Wed - 9am to 3.30pm / 2021

VETDSS - Starts on 2nd February, Wednesday, 9.00am - 3.00pm / 2022

Shepparton - Fryers Street

VETDSS - Starts on 03/02/2021 - Wed - 9am to 3.30pm / 2021

VETDSS - Starts on 2nd February, Wednesday, 9.00am - 3.00pm / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

VETDSS - Starts on 03/02/2021 - Wed - 9am to 3.30pm / 2021

VETDSS - Starts on 2nd February, Wednesday, 9.00am - 3.00pm / 2022

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $3,396.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $677.00

3. Subsidised Trainee: $3,504.00

4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession): $701.00

5. Full Fee: $4,073.00

Course Materials: $222.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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:

  • Attend an interview.
  • 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.
  • Have or obtain a First Aid Certificate (incorporated in the qualification) before undertaking placement.
  • Have up-to-date vaccinations.
  • VETDSS: Please ask your School's VET coordinator or Careers advisor to apply for this course.

Course Study Units

Core Units
BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCCCS010 - Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work 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 workplace health and safety
Elective Units
CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 - Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026 - Transport individuals

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Simulation
  • Exams
  • Workplace practical demonstrations
  • Scored assessment activities (VETDSS)

Additional Information

Applicants are required to purchase a uniform/equipment as follows (prices are an estimate only):

  • Uniform shirt $30 - $40
  • GOTAFE embroidered logo $20
  • Navy/Black pants $20 - $40
  • Fob watch $10 - $50

Course Co-ordinator

Diana Millsteed

Attendance & 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. Mandatory placement of 120 hours is attached to this course.

VETDSS delivery is one day per week for the school academic year, which will consist of alternating one day in the workplace and one engaged in classroom activity during this period.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Student Support

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Enrolment

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

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

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.