Understand the role of an allied health assistant in the healthcare industry and work under allied health professionals. Provide assistance with therapeutic and program-related support to clients in aged care, disability and other health settings.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Work as an Allied Health Assistant and carry out their responsibilities
Assist Allied Health Professionals to provide therapy to meet client goals
Work under the delegation and supervision of Allied Health Professionals
Communicate with a diverse range of clients in healthcare settings
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Understand your role in documenting and reporting
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at a certificate III level
120 hours of work placement experience within the allied health industry
An understanding of how to work under national allied health assistant frameworks
A pathway to further study in allied health and healthcare
Specialist skills that prepare you to assist allied health professionals
A strong foundational knowledge of how the allied health industry operates
The ability to comply with infection prevention and control requirements
Confidence to assist with the delivery of allied health programs to clients 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.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
To complete your work placement setting, your employer may require the following evidence:
Working with Children Check (WWCC)
National Police Check
Vaccination and health screenings
Evidence of an up-to-date vaccination history to be determined by your work placement
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires
If your work placement is with NSW Health you must also sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct and any other forms, complete mandatory online modules, take an occupational assessment, undergo mask fit testing and provide your health care worker/student vaccination record. Visit the NSW Health Student FAQ page for specific information and access to required forms
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in, or 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
Good manual handling skills and the ability to stand for long periods of time
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, healthcare support worker, therapy aide and health administration assistant.
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.
The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance does not have any related 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 12 units of competency, including 7 core and 5 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
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.