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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $3586 (2018)
$3806 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $902 (2018)
$957 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $319 (2018)
$341 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $346 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $87 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $31 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course however, there are mandatory clinical placement requirements which need to be met. Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.

Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Clinical Placement for more details.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

On completion of this course employment options may include a Physiotherapist Assistant, Podiatry and Speech Pathology Assistant or Care worker.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 8 core units
  2. Complete 3 elective units
Standard Course Structure

12 - 18 months full-time

  • Mixed Mode
Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately More Information
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service More Information
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program More Information
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement More Information
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information

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 HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
1 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
2 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
2 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
3 BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
3 CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
4 CHCCCS010 - Maintain a high standard of service
4 HLTAHA001 - Assist with an allied health program
5 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
6 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

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
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Mixed Mode

There are four course intakes for 2018, available in February, April, July and September.
12 - 18 months full-time
This course is delivered by Mixed Mode where students study online and will also be required to attend a compulsory, on-campus residential school during their study to learn the practical elements which are compulsory prior to attending work placement.  Residential schools are offered across several CQUniversity campuses.  Residential school details will be provided by your teacher.  Students must confirm residential school dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.  

Students must have approximately 15 hours per week available for study. Students will be supported through the VET Moodle platform, Zoom sessions, phone and email. 
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

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:

- Cairns

- Townsville

- Mackay

- Rockhampton

- Gladstone

- Bundaberg

- Noosa


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.