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HLT33015 VETDSS - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance~ *


2 Years ½ Day/Week


Geelong CityWerribee






Partial completion

Entry requirements

  • Attending a secondary school
  • Literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of Year 9

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

You will learn

  • Apply effective infection control practices
  • Workplace health and safety protocols to ensure a safe working environment
  • Develop effective communication techniques to interact with clients, colleagues, and healthcare professionals
  • To interpret and apply medical terminology accurately
  • Explore the systems and functions of the human body to better understand healthcare practices

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will receive:

  • Recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence
  • ATAR contribution: if you undertake scored assessment, the study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of your best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study increment
  • A Statement of Attainment for the partial completion of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Dress code and course materials

  • Clothing suitable for program activities, closed in shoes - school uniform

Assessment is based on

  • Practical Workplace Assessment as part of your mandatory Placement (Structured Workplace Learning)
  • Hands-on work    
  • Written assignments    
  • Team projects, class presentations

Further study options

  • Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2024 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 12 Mar 2024 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2024 VET Full Year
Werribee (area) 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 12 Mar 2024 
Class DayDelivered The Gordon Werribee Campus
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  


Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.



Core Units Code Hours
Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005 30
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001 25
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301 60
Maintain a high standard of service CHCCCS010 30
Participate in workplace health and safety HLTWHS001 20
Recognise healthy body systems HLTAAP001 70
Elective Units Code Hours
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control HLTINF006 35
Assist with movement CHCCCS002 25
Organise personal work priorities and development BSBWOR301 30
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern CHCCCS020 20
Take clinical measurements HLTHPS001 50


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check


Date published: 20/11/2023 4:18:04 PM