HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Work alongside allied health workers, implementing treatment plans and therapeutic solutions in a range of areas.

Job opportunities for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers are expected to be greater than 50,000 by November 2019* according to Job Outlook, published by the Australian government. With 87,800 industry employees as of November 2015*, the health industry is booming, providing ample career opportunity for those looking to provide direct care to patients in a range of health, welfare and community settings.

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance equips you with a solid understanding of how to assist with allied health programming, how to interpret basic medical terminology and how to comply with infection prevention and control policies. You will also learn the important skill of communicating effectively with both professionals and patients.

This course allows you to work alongside allied health workers, implementing treatment plans and therapeutic solutions in a range of areas, including in aged and disability support, child welfare, youth and family services, housing or multicultural services. With such a diverse range of areas, you will have the opportunity to work across multiple areas or focus on one that you are most passionate about.

This nationally recognised training qualification in allied health enables you to work in entry level positions across a wide range of positions in the health sector such as, Patient Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant (including in aged care and disability support), and Physiotherapy Assistant. These allied health careers will require you to be responsible for providing patient care and encouraging patients to complete specific treatment plans related to injury, illness or disability-related physical issues. Allied health graduates are required in a range of different health industry settings, including hospitals, medical practices, schools and community health centres.

The Certificate III in Allied Heath is delivered through a combination of online theory and practical work placement. The online theory component will be completed through our innovative learning platform, My eCampus, where all course material and assignments can be accessed at a time that suits you. The practical component of your studies gives you hands-on experience in a working health environment and sets you up to work confidently as an allied health assistant. We will assist you throughout the process of finding a suitable work placement.

Computer Requirements
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

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Course duration

12 months


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Allied Health Assistant$960 weekly pay
Medical Imaging Assistant$1,050 weekly pay
Occupational Therapy Assistant$1,050 weekly pay
Therapy Aide$1,050 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Radiographer$1,340 weekly pay
Anaesthetic Technician$1,250 weekly pay
Myotherapist$1,050 weekly pay
Rehabilitation Nurse$1,150 weekly pay
Physiotherapy Assistant$1,050 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

Enquire with Foundation Education to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is a nationally recognised course delivered by Foundation Education, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

Payment options

You can choose to pay for your qualification through an up-front payment or by setting up an instalment plan, where your course fees are split across regular weekly or fortnightly payments.

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About this provider

We are one of the few Registered Training Organisations in Australia who endeavour to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit our students’ lifestyles. We provide excellence in Vocational Education and Training and have an established partnership network that drives the quality of graduates across each industry.

Foundation Education RTO 22557.

Operating since 2012
Legal name Foundation Education Pty Ltd
RTO code 22557