This course is offered as an apprenticeship as well as a non apprenticeship 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.

National Code HLT33015
Study Areas Health Programs
Study Level Traineeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 6 months

Course Type Traineeship
Campuses Box Hill, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $165.00
Retain Course Items*** $35.00

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, 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.

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

February & July

Full time: 6 months (Thursday & Friday from 9am to 4pm)

Box Hill, Lilydale

You must have:

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

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

To apply as a trainee you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre and have a training contract with an employer


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE 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.

Following successful completion you may wish to apply for the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. 

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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.

Completion of 11 units, including 8 core units and 3 elective units. 

In addition, you must complete at least 80 hours of work providing basic assistance to an allied health professional.





Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:56pm