Allied Health Assistant Courses

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What does an Allied Health Assistant do?

An Allied Health Assistant works with people using various therapies to help them reach their goals. You might assist people with a disability, elderly people or people recovering from illness or injury. Allied Health Assistants implement programs prepared by other allied health professionals such as occupational therapists, speech pathologists or physiotherapists.

Allied Health Assistants should have strong personal skills and be able to communicate well with clients. You should be able to understand a therapy plan and follow correct procedures. Allied Health Assistants need to be able to listen to client concerns and understand their needs.

Allied Health Assistant Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become an Allied Health Assistant.

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FAQs

How much does an Allied Health Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Allied Health Assistant generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Allied Health Assistant?

There has been strong growth in employment numbers in this industry in recent years. There are currently 5,400 people working in this job role in Australia compared to 4,200 five years ago. Allied Health Assistants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Allied Health Assistant?

If you’re interested in a career as an Allied Health Assistant, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. You could also consider a Certificate III in Health Services Assistance or you could specialise your skills with a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy), a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy), a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Community Rehabilitation), a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) or a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics).

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within allied health assistance. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.