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 2 - 2023

Term 3 - 2023 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 3 - 2024 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.

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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: 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
The VET qualification and units of competency are monitored and updated as required.
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
Residential school is an integral part of skill and knowledge development and will continue to be offered to students as part of their learning and assessment.
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
This portfolio assessment task is currently under review and changes will be made accordingly.
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
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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
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