Course Outline

This qualification reflects the role of allied health assistants who support Allied Health Professionals (AHP) such as Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists, Dietetics and Occupational Therapists 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 qualification is also offered as Traineeship and is also Government Funded under the Skilled Assure Supplier (SAS).

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National Code HLT33015 Delivery Mode Blended delivery Assessment Mode Online, Practical and self-study Duration 6 – 12 months including practical placement Location Strathpine, QLD | Station Road Burpengary Qld


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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

There are no prerequisites for this nationally recognized qualification.

Admission Requirements:

There are no barriers to entry based on age (other than post-school students over 16), gender, social or educational background. Students need to be able-bodied and have the physical capacity to undertake the practical application of the program.

The student should have foundation skills at the ACSF levels listed below.  This is tested during our Pre-training review.  Each student is required to complete the Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment to determine what level they are currently working at & if they are suitable to proceed with this qualification.  Where students do not have skills, they may be provided with additional support to develop their literacy and numeracy skills to this level if appropriate, or alternatively, they will be provided information on other more appropriate courses.

USI Requirements:

Learners are required to comply with Evidence of enrolments at the time of enrolment with DIVTEC Training and Further Education. Students are required to provide appropriate forms of IDs to confirm their eligibility to enrol in this course. Students are required to apply for unique student identification (USI) number while their study period in Australia and this information will be handed to the students at the time of orientation (

IT Requirements:

This qualification requires a basic understanding and use of computers and the internet. Support will be provided as required to develop the student’s skills.

Course Structure

To successfully achieve the HLT33015 – Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, eleven (11) units must be completed which are made up of:

  • 8 core units
  • 3 elective units

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Practical Placement - MANDATORY

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance has a mandatory requirement to obtain a practical placement. Students often find placements hard to source and difficult to manage.

DIVTEC Training and Further Education can solve this this for you!

Through its industry partners we can coordinate and place our students where they will complete the mandatory 80 hours.

This practical placement will not only assist in developing work-ready skills but will also help to consolidate the skills and knowledge for some units that you study.

Training Delivery

The course is delivered in a blended way incorporating self-paced independent learning supported by online learning. Support is provided by your trainer on a needs basis through email and phone contact.


Types of Traineeships available:

  • Fulltime
  • Part time (Minimum of 15 paid hours per week over each 4 week period throughout duration of apprenticeship/traineeship.)
  • School Based (Minimum of 7.5 paid hours per week of paid employment. This may be averaged over a 3 month period. Over the period of a year, the employer must provide at a minimum the equivalent of 375 hours (50 days) of paid employment. Please see your school’s vocational guidasnce officer for more details.
Unit Code Unit Name Core / Elective
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program Core
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid Elective
HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Elective
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement Elective
Career Opportunities

The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Allied Health Assistant.
  • Patient Services Assistant.
  • Therapy Assistant: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Dietetics

Note: Information provided as a guide only. List developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (

Payment Plan

DIVTEC Training and Further Education offers you a Payment Plan, which enables you to pay for the Full Fee For Service course over its duration. Your first instalment is required as part of the enrolment process. Following commencement, you will be debited electronically each week until the completion of your payment plan.

For more details about the Payment Plan option please contact 3855 9215 or email: [email protected]




“Completing my certificate 3 of Allied Health through Divtec in my few last years at school exceedingly helped me get my ‘foot in the door’ in the healthcare industry. When I first chose Allied Health as my elective class during school I was totally unaware what allied health actually was. However, completing the course and attending my placements I started to really understand what it was all about and quickly found out I had a passion for helping people, which has lead me on the path to my nursing career as a current studying RN. My trainers at Divtec were kind, understanding and enthusiastic. It wasn’t until my last placement with Divtec that I was offered a position on the Allied health team by Dani Cameron. She believed I had potential and saw the passion I had gained for helping people with disability needs on my placement. I am forever thankful that I was able to have the opportunity to be apart of the Allied Health team with such little experience. I’ve made many friends and gained excellent rapport with my clients. If you have the opportunity to be able to study Allied health in your last few years of schooling and are interested in a healthcare career, It’s definitely an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss”.


“Studying online in the classroom was easy to navigate.  Dani / Divtec provided opportunities to have hands on practical experiences both in the classroom and within the Community to enhance my skills and knowledge that I learnt in theory.  After completing my Cert III in Allied Health, I am now studying Physiotherapy at university”.


“I studied Allied Health with Dani / Divtec in year 11 and year 12, the class work was captivating and not just workbook theory.  The trainer provided engaging activities and real life stories which made learning fun and provided an easy way to comprehend what was being taught.  Practical placement at the Disability Day Centre was the highlight of my time, where it helped me apply the theory that I learnt into real life situations and gave me the opportunity to apply myself and all that I learnt.  My trainer Dani was beyond helpful in explaining how I can use my Cert III Allied Health after year 12 and commence a career in the Health / Disability Sector. I am now as Support Worker enjoying working with clients and seeking to continue my studies with Divtec to further enhance my knowledge and qualifications”.


All Programs (Government Subsidised and Full Fee)

Fee Type Student Fee Public (Government Subsidised) - Co-contribution Fee $150 Non-concessional | $75 Concessional Full Fee for Service (Non-subsidised) $3,800 Full Fee for Service (Non-subsidised) - VET In Schools (Dual Qualification with HLT23215 - Certificate II in Health Support Services $950 Traineeship (Government Subsidised) - Student Contribution Fee $619.20 Non-Concessional (depending on Unit selection) | $247.68 Concessional (depending on Unit selection) Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) $2,000

Student Contribution Fee | Co-contribution Fee:

These fees are the cost of the training and assessment services. It must be made by you, the student, or by a third party such as your employer.

Concessional Student Requirements:

  • Hold a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person
    who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card;
  • Provides DIVTEC Training and Further Education with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, his or her partner, or the person of whom the student is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;
  •  Is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  •  Has a disability; or
  • Is an adult prisoner



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RTO ID: 32535

Nationally Recognised Training
This training course is a Nationally Recognised Certificate and meets AQF standards.

DIVTEC Training and Further Education has met the Government’s requirements to provide subsidised training. This gives vocational education and training (VET) students, parents and employers confidence that the training delivered by DIVTEC Training and Further Education will develop skills that are valued by industry and will lead to employment.