TAFE Now

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

HLT33015

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Get the entry level skills essential to support health care professionals, from social workers through to doctors and therapists, providing quality healthcare to Australians.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance with TAFE Now

  • $1,450*

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  • Gov. subsidised (NSW)

    Additional fees may apply

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  • Online

    • Anytime

    • Self paced (12 months)

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    Online Self paced (12 months)

  • $3,750*

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  • Full price

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    • Anytime

    • Self paced (12 months)

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    Online Self paced (12 months)

*Verified March 3, 2017. Prices and fees are advertised by the provider and may be estimates only. Prices and fees can vary or change. Please check with the provider before enrolling. To learn more, read our editorial policy.

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How it works

Entry Requirements
None
Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment

Course Overview

Just as the tip of an iceberg hides a massive foundation, so our health system is sustained by Allied Health. Imagine yourself becoming part of it, assisting medics and other professionals with treatments and therapies to improve situations and lives. Imagine working with all sorts of people to bring relief from sickness and pain. How necessary you are. How appreciated.

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is your entry point to this worthwhile world. It will teach you to support allied health workers in a wide range of fields, from audiology to social work. You will learn to assist in diagnosis, therapy, rehabilitation and direct patient care. You will also grasp medical terminology and learn to communicate with both patients and professionals as part of an effective multi-disciplinary health team.

Use your qualification to gain entry-level employment assisting allied health workers in both the public and private sphere, or as a springboard for higher learning and specialisation. With the Australian health care arena ever expanding, your adaptable and empathetic talents can’t help but be needed.

  • Therapy Assistant
  • Podiatry assistant
  • Physiotherapy assistant
  • Speech pathology assistant
  • Allied health assistant

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance with TAFE Now, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 11 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

8 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    BSBMED301

  • Maintain a high standard of service
    CHCCCS010

  • Communicate and work in health or community services
    CHCCOM005

  • Work with diverse people
    CHCDIV001

  • Recognise healthy body systems
    HLTAAP001

  • Assist with an allied health program
    HLTAHA001

  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    HLTINF001

  • Participate in workplace health and safety
    HLTWHS001

Elective Units

3 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Use business technology
    BSBWOR204

  • Assist with movement
    CHCCCS002

  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCDIV002

  • Work with people with mental health issues
    CHCMHS001

  • Provide first aid
    HLTAID003

Course Provider

TAFE Now has 16 campuses and 2500 staff. North Coast TAFE, having been shaped by the communities it has served since 1928, created TAFEnow in 2012 to enable students to study whenever and wherever. While our home is a 700 kilometre stretch of hinterland from Great Lakes in the south, to Kingscliff (near the Queensland border) in the north we are fast building a solid reputation, nationally and globally, for our online and flexible delivery options.

Registered
1999
Courses
780
Provider Type
Government
Restrictions

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