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HLT33021 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance


Next intake To be advised
Duration Part-time: Delivered in VETDSS area only

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. 

If you are a Gordon VCE student

This course is offered to Gordon VCE students one day per week. To APPLY, select the VCE ONLY apply button below. As you will be studying in conjunction with VCE the entry requirements, learning outcomes and assessments differ. This course may be delivered under VETDSS as a partial qualification. Fees APPLY for this course – see the Fees section below.

Work placement/industry experience

Work placement is required in this course. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne. As per worker vaccination requirements , all applicants for this course must be triple vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 prior to undertaking placement which is a requirement for completion of this course. Students are required to provide evidence of full vaccination status, including booster dose, as part of their placement documentation which is provided to placement facilities. Students that cannot provide valid evidence will not be able to complete placement and therefore unable to complete this course.

Possible career outcomes

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

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 during business hours to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

Additional attendance information

VETDSS: PT - one afternoon per week | Wednesday | 1.30pm - 4.30pm

  • Applicants must be 15 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2.
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide an Exemption from School form prior to undertaking the course.

  • Applicants must be attending Secondary School.
  • Each applicant is required to submit an expression of interest through their secondary school for course selections.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Work placement requirements

Applicants must have a Police Check issued in the year of placement to be able to attend placement. Applicants under 18 years age, will require their parent or guardian to sign their consent to undergo the check as the student will still be classed as a minor.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control HLTINF006 35
Assist with movement CHCCCS002 25
Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005 30
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301 60
Organise personal work priorities BSBPEF301 30
Participate in workplace health and safety HLTWHS001 20
Recognise healthy body systems HLTAAP001 70
Recognise impact of health conditions HLTAHA049 100
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern CHCCCS020 20
Take clinical measurements HLTHPS001 50
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Assist with movement CHCCCS002 25
Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support CHCCCS038 120
Organise personal work priorities BSBPEF301 30
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety CHCDIV002 25
Recognise healthy body systems HLTAAP001 70
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern CHCCCS020 20
Take clinical measurements HLTHPS001 50


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Workplace Tasks
  • Written assignments       
  • ​Questioning
  • Observations and practical demonstrations 
  • Portfolio (work samples)
  • Product (reports, projects, role plays etc) 
  • ​Workplace evidence

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.36 per hour 660 AUD $238.00 AUD $6,038.00
Standard Tuition AUD $1.80 per hour 660 AUD $1,188.00 AUD $6,038.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $13.97 per hour 660 AUD $9,220.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Education Levy AUD $99.00


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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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: 19/04/2024 4:01:09 PM