HLT33015 VETDSS - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (Partial Qualification)

Course description

Are you currently attending secondary school and looking to work in the community services or health field? Then this course is for you. You will learn about infection control, work health and safety, communication, medical terminology, and the human body. You will then have the skills you need to work in this sector, where you will be supervised by a qualified Allied Health professional. When you complete the course you may gain credit towards your VCE or VCAL.

Unit HLTAH001 - Assist with an allied health program is not delivered as part of this program, students will gain a partial qualification only.

Work placement/industry experience

Work placement is mandatory for assessments within this program and may occur during the term holidays.

The sourcing of placement will be the joint responsibility of the secondary school, the student and the Local Learning and Employment Network.

Possible career outcomes

  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Patient Services Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

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

2022 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2021
Close: 12 Mar 2022 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2022 VET Full Year
Werribee (area) 
Open: 1 Aug 2021
Close: 12 Mar 2022 
Class DayDelivered The Gordon Werribee Campus
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2022 VET Full Year
Secondary College 
Open: 1 Aug 2021
Close: 12 Mar 2022 
Class Day   Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2022 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2021
Close: 12 Mar 2022 
Class DayIntake is Only for Gordon GTEC Student
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  


Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course if you apply after October.

Entrance requirements

  • Aged 15 years and over
  • Must be attending Secondary School

The Gordon is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pretraining review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pretraining review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

Applicants are expected to have an appropriate literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of year 9.

Selection mode

  • Secondary school referral
  • Via the VETDSS department


Core 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
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 https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work    
  • Workplace tasks    
  • Written assignments    
  • Industry placement    
  • Team projects

Further study options

  • HLT45115 Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 6/10/2021 12:03:58 PM

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