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HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Course Details

Course Summary

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. 

Entry Requirements

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.

Vocational Placement and Work Integrated Learning

Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.

Additional information

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 nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au 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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4,290.00 (2021)
$4,290.00 (2022)
Subsidised Full Fee $1,089.00 (2021)
$1,089.00 (2022)
Subsidised Concession Fee $385.00 (2021)
$385.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $390.00 (2021)
$390.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit $99.00 (2021)
$99.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $35.00 (2021)
$35.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $26.40 (2021)
$26.40 (2022)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 8 core units
  2. Complete 3 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*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.

BDSS Course Structure

Commencing 23rd August 2021, Concluding 31st October 2022

  • Mixed Mode
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Core
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

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
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

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
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

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Project
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
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Residential Schools/Workshops

BDSS Course Structure

This course includes compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops. Select your preferred location for further details.
Mixed Mode
HLT33015 Allied Health Assistance
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
Compulsory Yes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

BDSS Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

BDSS Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

BDSS Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Online Timetable

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:

- Townsville

- Mackay

- Rockhampton

- Gladstone

- Bundaberg.


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:

  • mandatory work placement of at least 80 hours of work in a therapeutic workplace, and
  • the assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes work placement and/or simulated assessment

IMPORTANT: Changes to Mandatory Check Requirements 

  • In compliance with CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, there has been a number of changes for your mandatory check requirements. These changes take effect and are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.   
  • Please click here for full details of your requirements or access these requirements via the Moodle Site.    
  • Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks. You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions.

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 nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.