About the course

About the course

Are you looking for a rewarding career in allied health? By completing a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, 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, among many things:

  • 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
  • communicate well
  • 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.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 1 semester 3 days per week

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion you can be employed as a Grade 2 Allied Health Assistant in a range of health services, including community, clinical and rehabilitation.

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Entry Requirements

You must have:

  • a current National Police Check
  • a Working With Children’s Check
  • the Healthcare Workers Schedule A immunisations
  • good computer skills 
  • access to a computer to access Student Web

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


To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for a traineeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.


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.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation

Following successful completion you may wish to apply for the Certificate IV in 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

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,751.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $350.00
Full Tuition Fee $6,901.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$165.00
Retain Course Items***$100.00
^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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