About the course

About the course

This allied health course will give you the skills and knowledge to work as an Allied Health Assistant, providing therapeutic and program-related support to clients who are under the care of an allied health professional. Allied Health Professionals include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, speech therapists and podiatrists. 

You will conduct allied health therapeutic and program-related activities under the guidance and direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional. While doing so, you will be required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the relevant allied health professional you are working with.

This course has been designed with a focus on physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Upon completion you may work as a specialised physiotherapy assistant or occupational therapy assistant, or work generally across an organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. While doing so, you may also have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistant workers, in conjunction with the allied health professional.

To achieve this qualification, you must complete at least 120 hours of work placement.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February & July

Full time: 7 months (3 days per week)

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 may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities including:

  • Allied Health Assistant (Grade 3)
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
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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

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

You will be required to undertake a Literacy and Numeracy test. The required level for entry in this course is exit level 3 for reading, writing and numeracy.


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 other allied health courses

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Fees & Finance Options

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

Free TAFEGovernment Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$629$3,147$15,327
Service Fee$160$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80$80
Material Fee$240$240$240$240
Retain Course Items$100$100$100$100
Total Course Estimate$580$1,209$3,727$15,907
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$580$1,209$3,727$15,907

* 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).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates 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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