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.
This course format forms part of the Big Dreams Small Steps Program, developed by CQUni and Mackay Hospital and Health Services. The program is offered to local Indigenous High-School students. The entry point for these students is Year 11 via the HLT23215 Certificate II Health Support Services. Students who successfully complete the Certificate II, may be invited to participate in the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance School-Based Traineeship.
Entry into Big Dreams Small Steps is intended to be promoted annually to students finishing Year 10 (students will commence study in Year 11).
(PLEASE NOTE: 2021 is a pilot year)
however all students are required to collect and complete mandatory checks as per CQUniversity policy in preparation for the compulsory vocational placement. Please make yourself familiar with the Compulsory Pre-Placement Requirements.
These Mandatory Vocational Placement Requirements ensure patient and student safety. Also refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Vocational Placement requirements.
Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.
Students will be placed at the Mackay Hospital and Health Service, which is the host employer. Australian Training Works is the GTO.
Vocational Placement is a compulsory part of this course, please refer to the Vocational Placement Guidelines for more details and requirements. Students must meet mandatory requirements as per CQUniversity policy prior to placement. Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to email@example.com or call (07) 4930 9124.
Students studying this course will need to attend one, compulsory three day practical skills workshop. Students will be required to have completed this workshop prior to attending a practical work placement. Workshops details will be provided by your teacher and students should confirm workshop dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire or Apply Now|
|AQF Level||Level 3: Certificate III|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Allied Health Assistants work under the direct supervision of health care professionals (such as doctors and nurses) to provide therapeutic and program-related support in a variety of assistant roles such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology and nutrition.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.
Commencing 23rd August 2021, Concluding 31st October 2022
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHA001||Assist with an allied health program||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|Choose 3 Electives from the list below
Choose 3 electives from the list, ensuring they align with on-the-job responsibilities
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTINF002||Process reusable medical devices and equipment||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|BSBINN301||Promote innovation in a team environment||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|BSBWOR204||Use business technology||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|1||CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services|
|1||HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety|
|2||CHCCCS010 - Maintain a high standard of service|
|2||BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|3||HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems|
|3||HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|4||HLTAHA001 - Assist with an allied health program|
|5||CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people|
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|HLTINF002||Process reusable medical devices and equipment|
|BSBINN301||Promote innovation in a team environment|
|BSBWOR204||Use business technology|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement|
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|Location||Mixed Mode, As per online timetable|
|Start Date||To Be Advised|
|End Date||To Be Advised|
|Start Time||8:30 AM|
|End Time||3:00 PM|
Please refer to the online Timetable for the most up to date details for mixed mode residentials. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change.
Residential School Information
Students studying this course will need to attend one, compulsory four day practical skills workshop. Students will be required to have completed this workshop prior to attending a practical work placement. Students must have completed all written assessment in the first eight units prior to attending the skills workshop.
Residential schools are offered across several CQUniversity campuses including:
Residential school details will be provided by your teacher and students must confirm workshop dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.
Resource and Computing Requirements
It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that you have access to the CQUniversity website. You will be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the internet.
It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission.
All submissions of assessment must be uploaded electronically to the VET Moodle platform.
Clinical Placement Requirements
Students are required to complete:
IMPORTANT: Changes to Mandatory Check Requirements
Depending upon the capacity of the health care providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students will be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed clinical placement. Students will only be offered one placement per student, per course, per term.
Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 4930 9124.