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Delivery Days

Tuesday and Wednesdays


8:30AM to 4:30PM


15 Weeks (Including 3 weeks work based training)


Fee Free

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of a new worker wanting to become an Allied Health Assistant and gain entry to the aged care, disability and other health sectors. They may provide assistance, under the delegation and supervision of Allied Health Professionals (AHP).

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-entry study or qualification requirements, but to be eligible, you must:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 449, 785, 786, 790, or 820; or
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457 or 482**; or
  • a bridging visa holder who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 866; or
  • a bridging visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 785 or 790.
  • Reside in Western Australia;
  • Possess suitable English language, literacy and numeracy skills (e.g. you will need to be able to read, understand and communicate care requirements on a care plan);
  • Have a current COVID-19 vaccination (unless exempt); and
  • Provide a copy of your passport or photo identification.
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). We recommend that you create your USI before you book your course.

Additionally, you need to attend and achieve a satisfactory result on the language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test. The LLN test will be conducted either face to face in a hard copy or via eLearning: Moodle. The LLN test will determine whether the student needs additional support to achieve the following ACSF Levels-

Learning – Level 3,
Reading – Level 3,
Writing – Level 3,
Oral Communication – Level 3
Numeracy – Level 3

Prior to undertaking practical placement, you will be required to provide:

  • Current Police Clearance (no older than six months) or NDIS Worker Screening Check; and
  • A current flu vaccination (unless exempt).

Units to Complete

You will need to complete the 12 following units to successfully achieve the qualification. The units fall under three categories- Core, Compulsory and Elective. The elective units have been selected to meet the requirements for the qualification. Students will also need to undergo at least 120 hours of clinical placement.

BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriatelyCORE
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesCORE
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCORE
HLTAHA027Assist with an allied health programCORE
HLTAHA049Recognise impact of health conditionsCORE
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and controlCORE
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safetyCORE
CHCAGE011Provide support to people living with dementiaELECTIVE
CHCCCS002Assist with movementELECTIVE
CHCCCS038Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving supportELECTIVE
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsELECTIVE
CHCLEG001Work Legally and EthicallyELECTIVE

Possible Job Opportunities

  • Therapy Assistant
  • Allied health assistant
  • Speech pathology assistant
  • Physiotherapy assistant
  • Podiatry assistant

Course Overview

Acquire the expertise necessary to support allied health practitioners—such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists—in executing therapy regimens aimed at enhancing clients’ quality of life and autonomy.

Throughout this program, you’ll develop skills tailored to aiding adults and seniors facing diverse challenges, including physical disabilities, mental health issues, developmental delays, communication obstacles, and social hardships. You’ll benefit from guidance provided by a dedicated team of allied health professionals, enriching your learning journey with their insights and experiences. While the emphasis lies on serving adult and elderly populations.

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