Offering Info

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

  • National Course Code: HLT33015
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT33015-01V02-22STL-039

Location – St Leonards


Part Time



Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

7 Hours per week


36 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance will help turn your passion for health into a rewarding career as an allied health assistant or therapy aide. This entry-level qualification enables you to build essential skills and to explore a range of specialisations.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Assist delivery of allied health programs
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology
  • Work with diverse groups of people
  • Comply with infection prevention, control policies and procedures


Develop the attributes to help get you ahead:

  • Empathy and patience
  • Friendliness and respect
  • Strong communication
  • Flexibility and collaboration
  • Ability to follow directions


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A study pathway to pursue the allied health career of your choice

Career opportunities:

  • Allied health assistant
  • Support worker
  • Therapy aide


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Community Rehabilitation)
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy, Community Rehabilitation)
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy)
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology)
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Podiatry)
  • Diploma of Practice Management

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the health industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


During your study, you will need to meet requirements to complete your coursework.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Check
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider may require

Work placement with NSW Health

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 and provide your health care worker/student vaccination record

Visit the NSW Health Student FAQ page for more information.


Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to circumstances that cannot be replicated in a simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning in the workplace.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 80 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will either arrange your work placement for you or support you to find one.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be adequately fit to deliver First Aid

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course offering, you need to be able to meet the following work placement requirements:

  • you will be required to complete 80 hours of practical experience in a single accredited aged care facility.
  • you are also required to submit a current clear Criminal Record Check and NDIS Worker Check to the class teacher by Week 4,
  • Flu vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine and other health department immunisations as required.

Students have the option to undertake connected delivery and face-to-face delivery on campus. Thursday will be a mandatory attendance class day and Tuesday will be a tutorial day where attendance is highly advised. Entry requirements for this course include completing a literacy and numeracy assessment to a satisfactory level. All students will be required to complete an online enrolment.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a part time, combination course. You must attend approximately 7 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 1 days a week for 36 weeks.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

St Leonards
Phone 131 601

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