This Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance gives secondary school students a chance to commence their studies as an allied health assistant. Allied Health Assistants increasingly play an important role in the rehabilitation of clients and patients both in hospital and community settings.
Career opportunities, include:
- Therapy assistant
- Allied health assistant
- Assistant in nursing
- Health services assistant
- Personal care assistant
Pathways to further study:
- HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
- HLT33015 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
- HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
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Studying the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance at Holmesglen
This course is perfect for any secondary students wishing to continue study or work in the Allied Health or Health Industry and is delivered as a two-year part time course.
The course will be delivered through a mixture of online activities, classroom delivery and laboratories, including in a state-of-the art allied health laboratory, community apartment and a simulated hospital environment.
During this course, students will gain industry specific training in basic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, infection control and communication in the health industry.
They will also develop practical skills in patient movement and transport, taking clinical measurements and first aid.
As part of study of this course, students will need to come into close contact with other students and there will be a requirement of physical contact with other students in order to complete some assessments.
Holmesglen has implemented a range of protocols and policies in order to maintain health and safety of students including limiting time on campus, additional cleaning, wearing of PPE and undertaking Federal Government COVID safe training.
All students and staff will be expected to comply with these procedures.
This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.
Timetable: Wednesdays 1.30pm - 4.30pm
||Communicate and work in health or community services
||Provide first aid
||Organise personal work priorities and development
||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
||Participate in workplace health and safety
||Maintain a high standard of service
||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
||Assist with movement
||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
||Recognise healthy body systems
||Take clinical measurements
| Code || Name |
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTHPS001||Take clinical measurements|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
When undertaking the course, students must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student at a Victorian Secondary School.
When undertaking the course, students must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student.
Application for this course must be done via the secondary school in order to determine the prospective student suitability for the course and identify any learning support needs.
Qualification and recognition
Upon completion, students will receive a statement of attainment for the units they have completed for the program HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (partial completion) (incorporating HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance).
Students wishing to obtain the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance will be required to provide evidence of completion for the unit HLTAHA001 Assist with an Allied Health Program AND CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse People to receive their award.
Students wishing to obtain the HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance will be required to provide evidence of completion of the following units to receive their award:
- CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse People
- CHCCCS012 Prepare and Maintain Beds
- HLTHSS007 Handle medical gases safely
- HLTHSS003 Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting
- HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices.
How to apply
If you have further questions, contact VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETis) Coordination Centre.
T: 03 9209 5109
For VET Delivered to Secondary Students Contact your school to discuss fees.