HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

National ID: HLT33015 State ID: AWK5
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This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Working alongside allied health staff is a growth industry

Gain the skills to assist allied health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) with the implementation of maintenance therapy programs to improve a client's quality of life.

During this course you'll learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage. You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course.

Online learning makes up part of the course delivery and access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning is also provided. You will be supported in learning the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions and simulation activities before undertaking a full-time work placement.

As a successful graduate you'll have a wide range of job options depending on where your passions lie and you may gain employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics, private practices and not for profit organisations.



This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from January 1 2021 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Effective communication with clients and teams
  • Support individual client needs
  • Manage therapy groups using safe work practices and to current industry standards
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with people of all ages
  • Good communication skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Emotional maturity
  • Good problem-solving skills
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

You will need to complete a three week full-time work placement which North Metro TAFE organises for you via our range of industry partners.

Typical Timetable

Full-time is usually 9:00 - 3:30pm from Tuesday to Friday.
Part time runs over two days per week. 


Other costs in addition to course fees:

  • Polo Shirt (approx. $29)
  • Police Clearance (approx. $72) prior to commencement of placement and employment
  • Working with Children’s Check (WWC) prior to commencement of work placement and employment
  • Medical Clearance

Including vaccinations - you will need to provide proof of immunisation against:

  • Influenza (annual)


Other job titles may include:

  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Speech Pathology Assistant 

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

After successful completion of the Certificate III Allied Health Assistance, you will only need to complete 9 more units (of the 16) to gain HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy).

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees until 31 December 2025. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee). Please see below an approximate estimate of what you will pay on enrolment.

Annual Full fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
770.00 110.00 880.00


Annual Concession fee

Tuition fee
Resource fee
400.00 110.00 410.00

These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.

  • Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible. 
  • For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
  • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

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Semester 1, 2021

Duration 6 Months
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Where Mount Lawley
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Semester 2, 2021

Duration 1 Semester
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