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.
Completion of the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.
There are no other entry requirements for this course 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 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.
The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.
Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.
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 enquires should be directed to the Work Integrated Learning Team (WIL Team) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 4930 9124.
Students studying this course will need to attend 2 x 2 day compulsory practical skills 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|
|AQF Level||Level 3: Certificate III|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Allied health assistants are key members of the allied health team who support allied health professionals and provide direct client care, in the public or private sector.
They are responsible for providing client support, managing appointments, reporting, client education, assisting people to prevent or to manage health conditions.
Under supervision you can work as a direct support for Allied Health Professionals - these could include: Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist, Music Therapists, Dietitians/Nutritionists, Podiatrists.
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.
This program is typically delivered over a 12 month period. However, as it is competency based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHA001||Assist with an allied health program||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|1||CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services|
|1||HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|1||HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety|
|2||HLTAHA001 - Assist with an allied health program|
|2||CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement|
|3||CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people|
|3||CHCCCS010 - Maintain a high standard of service|
|4||CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|4||HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems|
|4||BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|5||HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid|
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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 email@example.com or call (07) 4930 9124.