Become a qualified allied health assistant and invest your compassion for people and the community into a rewarding career. This entry-level qualification will enable you to build foundational skills and explore one or more interests from a broad variety of specialist areas.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Assist allied health professionals in delivering allied health programs
Provide First Aid and basic emergency life support
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Interpret and apply medical terminology
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Build a strong foundational knowledge of how the allied health industry operates
Industry experience with 80 hours of work placement
Assist allied health professionals
Comply with infection prevention and control requirements
Assist with the delivery of allied health programs to people under supervision
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
Working with Children Check (WWCC)
National Police Check Vaccination and health screenings
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires
NSW Health has additional requirements including: agreement to the NSW Health Code of Conduct and any other forms, complete mandatory online modules, take an occupational assessment and provide your health care worker/student vaccination record. Visit the NSW Health Student FAQ page for specific information and access to required forms.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in and/or have experience working in a health-related field
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Adequate fitness and mobility to deliver First Aid, such as performing CPR while kneeling on the floor
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Allied health assistant, Support worker and Therapy aide
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 Units of competency, including 8 core and 3 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
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