About the course

About the course

In this allied health assistance course you’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills to work as an effective allied health assistant in a range of services.

As an allied health assistant, you will support allied health professionals with the provision of therapy in areas such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, nutrition and dietetics, and podiatry.

During this course, you will learn how to:

  • follow treatment plans for therapeutic interventions with clients
  • conduct programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional
  • understand and use medical terminology, anatomy and physiology knowledge 
  • follow the principles and procedures for infection prevention and control
  • apply workplace health and safety principles
  • assist with client movement
  • work with disabled clients
  • deliver effective customer service 

To achieve this health qualification you must complete at least 80 hours of industry placement (organised by Box Hill Institute) providing basic assistance to an allied health professional.

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Intake Dates & Course Length

18 May and 13 July

Full time: 6 months (this is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery for practical simulation 3 days per week)

Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion you will have the skills to apply for positions such as allied health assistant in a range of services.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to achieve a minimum score of 3 for CSDT testing, have at least average computer skills and have a good command of the English language. In addition, applicants should be physically fit to meet the requirements of the role.

You will require access to a computer with a microphone and camera.

Prior to practical placement you must obtain:

  • a current National Police Check
  • a Working With Children’s Check if aged over 18
  • the Healthcare Workers Schedule A immunisations

You are required to attend a scheduled information session before enrolling in this course. 


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

After successful completion you may wish to apply for entry into Certificate IV Allied Health Assistance.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Free-TAFE or Job TrainerGovernment Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$366$1,828$6,978
Service Fee$166$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83$83
Material Fee$165$165$165$165
Retain Course Items$100$100$100$100
Total Course Estimate$514$880$2,342$7,492
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$514$880$2,342$7,492

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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