Cairns Training Academy

HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of allied health assistants who provide assistance to allied health professionals under predetermined guidelines. Depending on the setting, work may include following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional.

Course: 11 units (8 core units plus 3 electives units) plus manditory 80 hours working in an Allied Health workplace setting
Timeline: Course Completion: maximum time 1 year
Course Payment: maximum time 41 weeks

Student Selection

Persons with the language and literacy skills enabling them to complete the course and or be able to be an active allied health assistant.



Certificate 3 Guarantee

(Qld State Government VET Investment Plan-Funded Programs)

$400 Subsidised (Payment Plan - 16 weekly payments of $25)

$350 Concession (Payment Plan - 14 weekly payments of $25)

In addition; Student is required to pay for their First-aid Certificate

Refer to the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program Fact Sheet for Students 


(Qld State Government VET Investment Plan-Funded Programs)

$676.80 Normal (Payment Plan - $76.80 in first week followed by 20 weekly payments of $50)

$270.72 Concession (Payment Plan - $70.72 in first week followed by 8 weekly payments of $50)

Fee for service $2350.00 plus First Aid ($300.00 enrolment fee followed by 401 weekly payments of $50)
Face-to-face classes On application and group basis
VETiS (Schools) As per school MOU

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8 Compulsory Units
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service C
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services C
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people C
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems C
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program C
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures C
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety C
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately C
5 Elective Units
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety E
HLTAID003 Provide first aid E
BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness E

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Learning resources supplied online (CTA trainers will show you how to use the online system) are included in the course cost. Additional charges will apply for printing of learning resources, if requested. Please check before enrolment.

Job Roles

  • Allied Health Assistant


On successful completion of all units within this qualification, participants will receive a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

Course Pathway

Students issued with the full Qualification may continue on to the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.

Student Intake

All year (except for end of year closure)

Industry Placement

Students enrolling in this program will be required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of Industry Placement.

How is the Course Delivered & Assessed?

You will have access to a variety of theory and practical learning resources, including industry placement, which equips you with the necessary skills to secure employment. Course resources are readily available online to ensure 24/7 access and portability to students. Throughout the duration of your studies you will be trained, assessed and supported by qualified trainers and assessors in a variety of methods which depend on your own mode of study. These may include: Skype, email, phone, online, workplace visits, third party reports by workplace supervisor/s, written workbooks, videoed training presentation and or classroom tutorials.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Have you gained knowledge and skills through your work, life experience, training or education? You may be halfway to a qualification and not realise it. Even if you have never formally studied or trained in a particular area, you may be able to have your skills formally recognised.

Recognition of your current skills and knowledge can occur through credit transferor recognition of prior learning.

What Is Involved?

As part of the recognition of prior learning process your existing skills and knowledge will be assessed against a range of industry standards by a qualified assessor. You can demonstrate your competence in a variety of ways including performing tasks, sharing your stories about how you carry out tasks in the work place or providing work samples and providing evidence of the mandatory 80 hours industry experience.

Credit Transfer (CT)

If you have completed past studies in areas related to the qualification you plan to enrol in you may be eligible for credit transfer. You will need to provide a Statement of Attainment matching the unit of competency you are seeking credit for.

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