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Overview

Course code:

HLT33015

Next available intakes:

February

Course length:

Part Time: 2 years

Campus:

Moorabbin

This Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance gives secondary school students a chance to commence their studies as an allied health assistant or an assistant in nursing.

The first year of the two-year part time course is a generic year that all students complete. Students will be required to undertake some units after the completion of their VCE/VCAL program if they wish to receive the full qualification.

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.

You will learn using role plays, simulations, project work and a total of 80 hours of structured workplace learning over two years (40 hours per year), which will be undertaken in a variety of healthcare settings, including medical, sub-acute, acute, community and rehabilitation areas.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.


Course structure

Timetable: Wednesdays 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Students completing the VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) Allied Health Assistance course will partially complete the requirements for the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health 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 to receive their award.

ASSESSMENT

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

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

CHCCCS010

Maintain a high standard of service

CHCCCS026

Transport individuals

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

BSBWOR301

Organise personal work priorities and development

CHCCCS002

Assist with movement

CHCCCS020

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

HLTHPS001

Take clinical measurements

Code Name
BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCCCS010Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCCS026Transport individuals
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAID003Provide first aid
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCCCS002Assist with movement
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
HLTHPS001Take clinical measurements

Entry requirements

Apply through your secondary school.

When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

ATAR Contribution
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Health must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student's best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for VCE VET Health, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

Students who undertake additional training from certificate III and achieve a further Units 3 and 4 sequence may be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).

Note: from 2019, increments for unscored VCE VET programs will be calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four. The policy change is outlined in the VTAC Gazette Nov-Dec 2017

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website.

Scored assessment
Scored assessment is available for HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Health must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 66% of the overall study score and an end-of-year examination, worth 34% of the overall study score.

Scored assessment is based on the Units 3 and 4 sequence of HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

PATHWAYS

If you complete the requirements for the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, this can provide you a direct pathway into the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance and you may also continue your studies in courses in health and social sciences, and fitness and wellbeing.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

If you complete the certificate, this course produces workers who provide assistance to physiotherapy professionals, and registered and enrolled nurses.

Workers at this level operate under direct supervision and do not conduct programs or therapeutic interventions.

Job roles include:
- Therapy assistant
- Physiotherapy assistant
- Allied health assistant
- Assistant in nursing
- Health services assistant.


How to apply

If you have further questions, contact VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETis) Coordination Centre.

T: 03 9209 5109

E: vetis@holmesglen.edu.au


Fees

For VET Delivered to Secondary Students Contact your school to discuss fees.


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Allied Health Open Days

A career as an allied health professional is about making your lasting mark in the healthcare sector. With health our most precious commodity, the need for skilled workers is important within any society. Help make your positive contributions to an in-demand field while building a strong knowledge base and furthering your career options. Visit us on Open Day to find out more about our courses. Join us for a presentation that will highlight pathway options, VET in School options and information relevant to your study interests. You will also have the opportunity to complete a tour of Holmesglen�s allied health lab and treatment areas. Once the presentation and tour has concluded, our teachers will be available to answer your questions. Start your career in the allied health sector. Register now.

- , Thu, 08 Aug

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

Health services assistants are tasked with making a positive difference in their field and society. A professional works with passion, respect and empathy when providing important help across areas of patient transport and movement, food service, bed maintenance, infection control, and clinical cleaning. Visit us on Open Day to get started and find out more about Holmesglen's Health Services Assistance course. Join us for a presentation that will highlight your study and career options and receive information relevant to your study goals. You will also have the opportunity to complete a tour of Holmesglen�s practical health sciences areas. Once the presentation and tour have concluded, our teachers will gladly be available to answer your questions. Note: After the presentation at 5.30pm, you will also have the opportunity to apply for the course and do a BKSB (Basic Key Skills Builder) Pre-Training Assessment which could take up to 2 hours. Begin your career in the health services sector. Register now.

- , Thu, 08 Aug

Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

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