Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance will teach you how to support the delivery of allied health services, understand medical terminology, and comply with infection control policies. You will also learn effective communication skills with professionals and patients.
The course allows you to work in various areas of healthcare, including aged and disability support, child welfare, and multicultural services.
Study at your own pace, anywhere at anytime
Subject Matter Experts offering support during your online experience
Access to our online community of students and trainers
Support in balancing your work/life and study
The estimated time to complete this course is:
You may be able to complete in a much shorter time depending on experience, role, and/or current practices.
You should be working in a suitable job role under the supervision of an allied health professional who is willing and able to observe you demonstrating practical skills in the workplace. We also recommend that you have:
Please refer to our Admissions and Enrolment Policy for admission criteria and Technology Requirements to successfully complete this course.
Blended learning including:
Practical assessment including:
You may be required to travel to attend three days of practical workshops.
Regular workshops will be hosted in Western Sydney. Periodic workshops may be scheduled in regional NSW subject to demand.
On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to:
Nationally Recognised Training (NRT)
12 units of competency must be successfully completed to attain this qualification.
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology.
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support people who require assistance with basic physical movement which may be due to incapacity.
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
This unit describes the skills and knowledge to deliver and maintain a high standard of service.
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to behaviours of concern of people. Skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behaviour difficulties.
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.
HLTAHA027 Assist with an allied health program
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide assistance to an Allied Health Professional. Work includes following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions or conducting programs.
HLTAHA049 Recognise impact of health conditions
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise the impact of health conditions of a person undertaking an intervention or therapy program. Work includes using a basic understanding of the human body to assist in interpreting information about person’s health status to promote ways to maintain a healthy functioning of the body.
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply basic infection prevention and control principles in work settings including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to risks.
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.
You will be required to perform the activities outlined in HLTAHA027 Assist with an allied health program during a period of at least 120 hours of allied health assistance work.
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