CB66 - Bachelor of Allied Health

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Allied Health produces work-ready health professionals who have the knowledge, skills and necessary qualifications to make a real difference within the wider Allied Health community. Throughout this course you will develop your knowledge in a broad range of topics including anatomy and physiology, health psychology, evidence-based practice and rural and remote health. This course will provide you with opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills in rich and authentic learning environments through laboratory activities, research projects and work-integrated learning where you will be engaged in genuine, real life professional experiences. You also have the option to complete the vocational award of HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, through successful completion of your first year of study as an embedded VET award. This vocational award enables entry to the allied health workforce as an Allied Health Assistant. At the completion of your studies, you will be well-placed to find employment as a competent health professional within the allied health industry and/or to continue with further studies at an honours or postgraduate level.

Career Information

Graduates of the Bachelor of Allied Health degree from CQUniversity will have the expertise to enter a wide range of relevant Allied Health employment fields throughout Australia. They will be exceptionally well placed to fill roles within aged care, Indigenous heath, community health project management, health promotion, public health, health research and articulation into other health education courses. Students will have the opportunity to gain their Certificate 3 Allied Health Assistant qualification as a part of their study within this degree which will enable them to graduate as recognised Allied Health professionals. Students can choose to exit the course after their first year with a Diploma of Health Science, or after two years with an Associate Degree.

The Bachelor of Allied Health will also provide students with the necessary skill set to enter professional graduate entry Masters courses. Many Allied Health careers now prefer postgraduate qualifications, and as such, our Bachelor of Health Science is the first step to a rewarding career in Allied Health. Graduates will potentially be able to enter postgraduate education courses towards registering in professions such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Speech Pathology.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BAlliedHlth
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2022

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2022

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2021

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2021

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton
Townsville

Term 2 - 2016

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Bundaberg
Distance
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2022

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2022

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2021

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2021

Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2019

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health courses eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 courses.
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Health Science (Allied Health) and then wish to transfer into one of the discipline specific allied health programs eg., Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology must re-apply through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre QTAC (QLD campus offerings) or UAC (NSW campus offering) for a place in any of these 4 programs.
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 60 | ATAR 60
Entry Requirements

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or 
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four component.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Student should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning. To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following: -

  • Student Deed Poll
  • Working with Children Card
  • Criminal Police Check

Additional checks and documentation may also be required, depending on the type of placement site as different organisations / placement sites. For additional information, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.

Health Requirements

As a part of this course, students will undertake work integrated learning. To participate in work integrated learning, students may require the following vaccinations:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • DTpa (Whooping Cough)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Tuberculosis Screening

Additional vaccinations may also be required. This will depend on the type of placement site and the site location, as different states have different vaccinations regulations and requirements. For instance, students who undertake placement in remote Australia may be require the Hepatitis A and Japanese encephalitis vaccination. Placement in Western Australia and Northern Territory require students also have the MRSA – Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus vaccination before commencing placement, and some states also require students to have the Influenza Vaccination (some states have this as a requirement and other states this is recommended but not mandatory).

Students may also be required to hold a current First Aid / CPR certificate. For additional information, please refer to the CQUniversity Handbook.

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that potential applicants also complete either Biology, Chemistry or Physics to a Yr 12 level.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CB70 - Associate Degree of Allied Health CL13 - Diploma of Health Science
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School All students will be required to attend a compulsory Residential School for ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants. Further, some students may also be required to attend additional compulsory Residential Schools throughout their study if: - students study via Online - students select elective units with a residential school component
Click here to view all Residential Schools

Practicum/Work Placement

ALLH13009 - Students will be required to undertake 60 hours of professional placement in an Allied Health setting. During this placement, students will be required to undertake and perform duties typical of a work-ready Health professional. Whilst every effort will be made to arrange placement within the student's community, this is not guaranteed, which may mean that students are required to travel for their professional placement.
ALLH11010 - Students will be required to undertake 80 hours of professional placement in an Allied Health setting. During this placement, students will be required to undertake and perform duties typical of an individual seeking their vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. Whilst every effort will be made to arrange placement within the student's community, this is not guaranteed, which may mean that students are required to travel for their professional placement.

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 55
2020 106
2019 121
2018 133
2017 135
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic, professional and field experience settings.
  • Respecting an individual’s or group’s religion, culture and other differences.
  • Complying with medico-legal requirements relating to informed consent, privacy and confidentiality with patient/ client information in academic and clinical settings.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being receptive and responding appropriately to viewpoints, constructive feedback and direction from academics and clinical staff.
  • Interacting positively and effectively with academics, clinicians, professional staff, patients/ clients and other students.
  • Contributing to online discussion forums and tutorials with peers and academics using respectful language and tone.
  • Effectively controlling emotions, responses and behaviours when dealing with challenging situations in academic and clinical settings.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Understanding and complying with all relevant policies and procedures applicable to your health profession.
  • Requiring a current National Police Check (not older than 3 years) and a current working with children check ("Blue Card").
  • Declaring any personal issues which could have an adverse effect on your ability to carry out reasonable or usual duties typical of an Allied Health Professional (“CQU Preclinical Student Declaration”).
  • Complying with preclinical requirements and the policies of clinical facilities (e.g. requiring nationally recognised first aid and CPR training, adhering to immunisation and infection control policies – including having up to date immunisations as specified by clinical facilities, workplace health and safety policies, mandatory training and uniform requirements).
  • Complying with the requirements for student registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Understanding and adhering to professional policy around the use of social media.
  • Understanding and preparing for the additional costs and travel that may be associated with the course (e.g. uniform requirements, textbooks, support material and equipment such as a stethoscope) and clinical placements (e.g. travel, accommodation and living costs associated with clinical placements located outside of your primary residence, completing preclinical health and training requirements such as a National Police Check and immunisations).
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in discussion activities using English language appropriate to the context.
  • Providing team members with clear and concise verbal and written reports which relate to patients/ clients.
  • Recognising, interpreting and using nonverbal cues (e.g. eye contact and facial expressions) during activities related to the course and professional placement.
  • Constructing assessment work to academic standards with attention to correct grammar, punctuation and structure.
  • Documenting charts, records and reports to meet legal and professional requirements.
  • Using a computer for studies, regularly accessing the internet for research, and email system for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using word processing for development of assignments.
  • Accessing and interacting with other students and lecturers through Learning Management Systems such as Moodle, Zoom and Sonia (placement management tool).
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Using appropriate knowledge to complete learning activities and academic assessment tasks.
  • Acquiring, utilising and consolidating knowledge spanning and drawing together all coursework subjects.
  • Making safe, efficient and appropriate patient/ client care decisions from retained knowledge and skills.
  • Performing professional tasks within reasonable set timeframes.
  • Applying knowledge of policy and procedures in clinical settings.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear documentation (e.g. charts, records and reports) meeting legal and professional requirements.
  • Interpreting information within a variety of academic and clinical situations.
  • Paraphrasing, summarising and referencing in accordance with appropriate academic conventions (e.g. American Psychological Association (APA)).
  • Interpreting graphical and statistical information including scientific literature, pictographs, diagrams, graphs and clinical assessments.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to take and record accurate measurements (e.g. range of movement) and calculations (e.g. Body Mass Index).
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Focusing on and recognising objects either close or distant.
  • Observing nonverbal behaviour and other situations in a variety of professional settings.
  • Safely operating electronic equipment in laboratory and clinical settings.
  • Hearing verbal communication from academics, clinicians, professional staff, patients/ clients and other students.
  • Accurately interpreting verbal communication/ directions given by academic and clinical staff.
  • Detecting visual changes in posture and movement and visually analysing functional activities and other therapeutic interactions.
  • Performing assessment and treatment techniques requiring auditory detection and discrimination.
  • Performing assessment and treatment techniques requiring tactile discrimination.
  • Appropriately using touch to convey positive messages to patients/clients such as emotional support and encouragement.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on topics taught during the course of study, and on difficult and/or sensitive situations requiring judgement or action.
  • Identifying when a practice issue is outside your scope or expertise.
  • Identifying when your practice may be negatively affected by your personal experience and/or reactions.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively and consistently participating in activities related to the course.
  • Undertaking examinations and online quizzes with adequate, sustained levels of physical energy and concentration.
  • Participating in learning clinical skills and engaging in simulation activities during on campus learning and teaching situations.
  • Performing consistent care and completing repetitive tasks during practice with sustained concentration and physical energy over extended time periods with minimal breaks.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Incorporating a range of gross motor skills while participating effectively in activities related to the course.
  • Maintaining balance while safely mobilising and transferring individuals or resources including transferring delicate equipment.
  • Safely and effectively evaluating patients/clients who have varying physical capacities in various positions and environments (e.g. hospital bed, floor, car seat).
  • Performing assessment and treatment techniques requiring manual dexterity and fine motor skills including the use of specific equipment.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Evaluate the contemporary health care systems including the multi-cultural and societal factors that underpin modern practice
  • 2. Discriminate normal functioning of the human body from the pathology of disorders and disease processes
  • 3. Explain the role of health professionals in the health care continuum
  • 4. Inform and improve professional practice through the location, evaluation and synthesis of evidence-based information relevant to Allied Health
  • 5. Demonstrate the necessary skills of a competent health professional in a broad range of multidisciplinary environments
  • 6. Communicate professionally to diverse audiences within interprofessional environments
  • 7. Engage in reflective practice within a broad range of multidisciplinary environments.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Allied Health Liberal Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Community and Public Health Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Occupational Therapy Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Physiotherapy Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Speech Pathology Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Psychology for Health Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 16 Total credit points: 96

Recommended Allied Health MINORS for all other (non-CB66) students:

Allied Health:

  1. ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health
  2. HLHT12028 Health Promotion Strategies
  3. ALLH13011 Rural and Remote Practice for Allied Health Professionals
  4. HLTH13035 Health in all Policy

Research for Health:

  1. ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
  2. ALLH12006 Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals
  3. ALLH14002 Research Project for Health Professionals 1 
  4. ALLH14001 Research Project for Health Professionals 2

Recommended Allied Health MAJOR for all other (non-CB66) students:

  1. ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health
  2. ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
  3. ALLH12006 Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals
  4. HLHT12028 Health Promotion Strategies
  5. ALLH13011 Rural and Remote Practice for Allied Health Professionals
  6. HLTH13035 Health in all Policy
  7. ALLH14002 Research Project for Health Professionals 1
  8. ALLH14001 Research Project for Health Professionals 2

ALL students must accumulate a total of 144 credit points.

These credit points will be broken down into eight (8) core units, eight (8) discipline units and eight (8) breadth / extension units.

Students wishing to gain the vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance at the end of year 1, are advised to complete ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants in Term 3. By doing this, students will also reduce their year 2 study workload.

YEAR 1

All students are required to complete six (6) compulsory core units in Year 1.

Students are then required to choose two (2) units from their selected minor/s or major to complete their first year of study, provided eligibility and requisite requirements are met.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health Practice
ALLH11006 Life Course Development for Health Professionals
PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology
ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1
BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2

YEAR 2

All students are required to complete four (4) compulsory core units in Year 2.

Students are then required to choose four (4) units from their selected minor/s or major to complete their second year of study, provided eligibility and requisite requirements are met.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ALLH12006 Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals
ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants
SOCL11060 Being Bad
MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology

YEAR 3

All students are required to complete six (6) compulsory core units in Year 3.

Students are then required to choose two (2) units from their selected minor/s or major to complete their third year of study, provided eligibility and requisite requirements are met.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC13010 Pharmacology
ALLH14002 Research Project for Health Professionals 1
ALLH13011 Rural and Remote Practice for Health Professionals
ALLH14001 Research Project for Health Professionals 2
ALLH13009 Work-Integrated Learning for Health Professionals
MBIO12013 Microbiology for Health Care
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Many Indigenous Australians experience poorer health than other Australians, especially in rural, regional and remote communities. As such, they require care that is contextualised within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander systems of kinship, reciprocity and spirituality, and which acknowledges the intergenerational effects of past government policies, discrimination and racism on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. In this minor, you will engage with colonialism taking you into the national context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and perspectives in interface with non-Indigenous power and authority. You are enabled to make connections to the international global and colonial context. You will develop skill sets to critically investigate, argue and interpret issues around identity, nationalism and power, and to question issues and approaches that purport to be about ‘reconciliation’. You develop into a critical and ethical thinker enabled to be a transformative citizen skilled in the struggle for social justice.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
INDG11006 Education and Learning: Colonisation and Decolonisation in the Cultural Interface
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
INDG11015 Contemporary Indigenous Issues
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

Allied Health Liberal Studies Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students are required to complete four (4) elective units from any of the CB66 Minors, provided eligibility and requisite requirements are met.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

Community and Public Health Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

The health landscape in Australia is changing rapidly and it is vital that health professions and policies adapt to meet the changing needs of our population. This requires a specialised combination of skills and knowledge to achieve system-wide change. Within this minor, you will learn about current and future health challenges in our population and develop skills in identifying needs and populations at risk, changing systems to improve health, advocating for disadvantaged groups and contributing to healthy public policy.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH11027 Foundations of Health
HLTH12032 Community Assets and Needs Assessment
PBHL11002 Public Health and Chronic Disease
HLTH13035 Health in all Policies
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

Introduction to Occupational Therapy Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

This minor is designed to introduce you to the profession of occupational therapy, including occupational, biomedical, and social foundations. Occupational therapists support people of all ages, and their families, to engage in their desired and required occupations and activities of daily life, optimising physical and mental health and wellbeing. During this minor you will be introduced to: the scope of contemporary occupational therapy practice; the history of occupational therapy; occupational therapy theories and models; foundational professional skills, including interviewing; how personal, environmental, and occupational factors can represent strengths and barriers to occupational engagement; and the support occupational therapists provide to people to achieve their goals. This minor is subject to quota availability.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
OCCT11002 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice
OCCT11001 Introduction to Activity and Occupation
BMSC12007 Neurological Physiology & Measurement
HLTH13035 Health in all Policies
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

Introduction to Physiotherapy Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Physiotherapy is an exciting and rewarding allied health profession that has employment opportunities in hospital, community, sports and occupational settings. Physiotherapists work collaboratively with other health care providers to improve the quality of life for individuals with health and/or movement disorders. In this minor, you will develop an understanding of the ethical, legal and professional frameworks that underpin physiotherapy practice, including evidence-based and inter-professional healthcare. You will acquire basic knowledge and skills in the assessment of posture and movement, and the safe use of therapeutic massage, manual handling, and mobility aids in the context of physiotherapy practice. You will also be introduced to the physiological and biochemical determinants of exercise performance, and develop basic skills in the assessment and prescription of exercise for healthy individuals. This minor is subject to quota availability.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSIO11003 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 2
PSIO11004 Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 1
ESSC12001 Exercise and Sport Physiology
HLTH13035 Health in all Policies
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

Introduction to Speech Pathology Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Speech pathology is an exciting field that helps people overcome communication difficulties that prevent them from fully engaging with people around them. In this minor, you will develop an understanding and appreciation of how communication disorders across the lifespan create barriers to participation in community, education and employment. Strategies to facilitate development of language in children and improved understanding and use of language to promote better health outcomes will also be explored. This minor is subject to quota availability.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SPCH11001 Introduction to Communication and Swallowing Disorders
SPCH12006 Linguistics
SPCH12002 Communication Development and Disorders in Early Childhood
HLTH13035 Health in all Policies
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors

Psychology for Health Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

In this minor, you will explore the intimate relationship between psychology and health. You will examine the social protective factors of community connectedness and how they relate to health behaviours. There is a focus in this minor on identifying key social innovation concepts and applying theory to real-world situations where you will focus on best practice strategies. This includes brief individual interventions to the development of national health promotion policy and applying theoretical approaches to modify behaviours within a health context.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH11027 Foundations of Health
HLTH12028 Health Promotion Strategies
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
PSYC13022 Learning & Behaviour Modification
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Become an Allied Health Assistant as a part of your study!

 

As a CB66 Bachelor of Allied Health student, CQUniversity is proud to offer you the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance VET Qualification as a part of your study. This certificate is the minimum qualification that you will need to gain employment within most sectors of the Allied Health Industry. As such, once you have this qualification, you will be able to gain employment as an Allied Health Assistant (AHA) in a variety of fields. This means that you could start working as an AHA to a Health Professional (including a Physiotherapist, Speech Pathologist, Podiatrist, Occupational Therapist and many more), and be paid for it whilst you complete your study. It's an opportunity for you to start working within your desired field and to learn the ropes, meet people and start to establish your professional networks!

 

To be eligible to apply for this certification you are required to have passed the following seven units in your first year of study:

  1. ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health
  2. ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
  3. BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1
  4. ALLH11006 Life Course Development for Health Professionals
  5. BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2
  6. PSYC11010 Foundations of Psychology
  7. ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants

ALLH11010 Skills for Allied Health Assistants involves a 4-day residential school, followed by 80 hours of professional industry placement. The rest of the unit content is delivered online, via distance. The majority of the work required to pass this unit is attached to your residential school and your professional placement. This unit is the ONLY additional study you will be required to undertake to be eligible to apply for your Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance Qualification, and this unit can also be counted as an elective within your study plan, so no additional fees are required. This unit will also be offered as a Term 1 unit from 2021, however we strongly encourage all students to take this unit as a Term 3 unit, as it limits the impact on your study load in Term 1.

 

It is ONLY once you have successfully completed all seven of the above units that you will be eligible to apply for your Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance qualification.

This qualification will help you to gain employment and will provide you with an additional qualification that others will not have AND it will allow you to start working within the industry much sooner.

 

FAQs

I have received credit for one of the mandatory units from prior study completed at another university, am I still eligible for the embedded award?

If you receive credit / RPL for some of the mandatory units above, you will not be eligible to receive the embedded Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.  The mapping of a VET award is extensive and requires us to not only show where we taught specific content, but also when we assessed it. As such, we are unable to offer the Certificate III in Allied Health as an embedded award for anyone who has not completed the listed units, delivered through CQUniversity.

 

I have completed my Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance; can I receive credit towards the Bachelor of Allied Health?

Unfortunately, there are no exemptions recognised with either the Bachelor of Allied Health or the Bachelor of Speech Pathology for those who have completed the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. This is because there are segments of the Cert III embedded throughout 6 Higher Education (HE) units. In addition, any of our students interested in gaining their Cert III are also required to complete an additional unit, so that all competencies are met for the Cert III award. As such, there is no capacity to grant credit for complete HE units.