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.
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.
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
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Maintain a high standard of service
Communicate and work in health or community services
Recognise healthy body systems
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Participate in workplace health and safety
Organise personal work priorities and development
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Take clinical measurements
| Code || Name |
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service|
|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|
Apply through your secondary school.
When undertaking the course, you must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL student.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
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 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.
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.
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
For VET Delivered to Secondary Students Contact your school to discuss fees.