ALLH11010 - Skills for Allied Health Assistants

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will enable you to further develop and demonstrate the necessary knowledge and practical skills required of a competent Allied Health Assistant. You will engage in a variety of authentic learning experiences including practical scenarios, case studies and work-integrated learning where you will be supervised by an industry Allied Health professional. Upon successful completion of this unit, you will have developed a portfolio of evidence that illustrates your capacity to operate as an Allied Health Assistant.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


  • ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health
  • ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
  • BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Case Study 0%
4. Professional Practice Placement 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Communication
This unit is well designed, as all content is delivered prior to residential school and then there is no content to cover during placement.
It is recommended that the design of this unit be continued as it's important students have all necessary content prior to attending their residential school. it is also important that students be able to focus on their professional placement, without having to worry about additional workload.
Action Taken
The unit remained the same in design and delivery, except for the introduction of H5P activities to provide students with additional learning resources to further support their learning journey.
Source: Student Communication
The format of the lectures (pre-recorded and delivered in a series of short videos each week) assisted student learning
It is recommend that the format of the lectures remain the same as students feel this approach helps them to maintain their concentration, find and review concepts more efficiently and to engage with the materials in shorter periods of time.
Action Taken
Weekly content continued to be delivered in small / short recordings. These recordings will be reviewed and updated as necessary to ensure content remains up to date and includes relevant content.
Source: Personal Communication - Director of Allied Health, Rockhampton Hospital
The quality of the ALLH students attending professional placements is of a high standard
It is recommended that this unit continue to be reviewed to ensure quality of content and quality of assessment tasks, as well as quality of teaching to ensure that we continue to produce high quality students.
Action Taken
This unit was reviewed to ensure quality of content and assessment tasks. All content and assessment tasks will be updated prior to its next offering to encompass relevant content and to continue to improve the learning experience for students.
Source: Vocational Education Training (VET) Australia
All VET Health qualifications will undergo review, with qualifications likely to see changes in content and assessment requirements.
It is recommended that ALLH staff continue to work collectively with VET to ensure all changes to the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance are met and implemented.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback
The residential school experience was really helpful prior to undertaking professional placement practice, as it provided opportunity to build confidence in practical skills.
It is recommended that students continue to be provided with opportunities during the residential school to practice and refine their practical skills, as building their confidence prior to them commencing their professional practice placement is important.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback
The Portfolio assessment task contains some repetitive questions.
It is recommended that this assessment task be reviewed to ensure that questions are not repetitive. If questions are repetitive, they should be modified and/or removed to limit over assessing of learning outcomes.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Behave professionally and ethically within an Allied Health setting
  2. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and competencies typical of an Allied Health Assistant
  3. Reflect upon the scope of practice of an Allied Health Assistant
  4. Develop a portfolio of evidence relevant for the attainment of the vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

Upon the successful completion of this unit, you may be eligible to apply for the vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance 

Conditions apply.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Case Study
4 - Professional Practice Placement
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10