HLT33021 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of a new worker wanting to become an Allied Health Assistant and gain entry to the aged care, disability and other health sectors. They may provide assistance, under the delegation and supervision of Allied Health Professionals (AHP).

Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote, according to the individual Allied Health Assistant’s scope of practice and experience.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of clinical placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Course: 12 units (7 core units plus 5 electives units) plus manditory 120 hours working in an Allied Health workplace setting
Timeline: Course Completion: maximum time 1 year
Course Payment: maximum time 41 weeks

Student Selection - Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance

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

Fees - Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance


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 

Eligibility for a C3G training subsidy by the QLD State Govt. includes.

  • be a Queensland resident
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students)
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
  • not hold a certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training)
  • not be enrolled in another qualification (not including foundations skills training).

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

Applicants / Students Refer to the QLD Govt. VET Investment Plan Student Factsheet below for more information



(Qld State Government VET Investment Plan-Funded Programs)

No fees if the trainee is under 25 years of age.


Contribution fees for trainees over 25 years of age.

As per the 'Student Contribution Fee' set by the Qld Govt. User Choice funding plan for Traineeships and Apprenticeships. Please contact us for further information. All fees are payable in increments of $25 per week.

School-based traineeships DO NOT incur any student contribution fees.

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 PA

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8 Compulsory Units
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately C
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services C
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people C
HLTAHA027 Assist with an allied health program 120 hours industry placement
HLTAHA049 Recognise impact of health conditions 120 hours industry placement
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control 
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety C
5 Elective Units
CHCCCS002 Assist with client movement E
HLTAID011 Provide first aid E
CHCAGE007 Recognise and report risk of falls
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern  E
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems  E

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Resources - Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance

Certificate in Allied Health Assistance 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 - Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance

  • Allied Health Assistant

Outcome - Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance

On successful completion of the Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance  qualification, participants mayl receive a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

Course Pathway - Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance

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

Student Intake - Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance

All year (except for end of year closure)

Industry Placement - Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance

Students enrolling in Certificate lll Allied Health Assistance will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of Industry Placement, if not employed in the sector.

How is Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance Delivered & Assessed?

The course knowledge is delivered and assessed online, Concurrent to gaining knowledge you will either be working or volunteering in an allied health setting to learn, and practice the practical skills imbedded into the course. Evidence relating to your practical skills is gathered by the assessor and involves a mix of observations, supervisor reports and projects, depending on the unit requirements.

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 Allied Health Assistance, 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 Allied Health Assistance 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 - Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance

If you have completed past studies in areas related to the Certificate lll in Allied Health Assistance qualification 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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