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HLT33021 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

HLT33021 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

National ID HLT33021 State ID BID3
Help improve people's quality of life and independence.

Embark on a path towards a fulfilling career in allied health assistance. This course equips individuals with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to support allied health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) ensuring impactful contributions to the field of healthcare

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This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The tuition fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training. Tuition fees are free, but resource fees may be payable for some courses


When Semester 2, 2024.

Study Mode On Campus.

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/or supervision of Allied Health Professionals (AHP).

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

Work with clients with:

  • physical and developmental disabilities
  • mental Health conditions
  • communication barriers
  • supporting client rehabilitation
  • supporting client maintenance therapy.


  • classroom based at Murdoch Campus – All theory and simulations will take place on campus
  • blended study using Blackboard LMS
  • at home study to consolidate in-class learning
  • compulsory Work Placement of a minimum of 120 hours.

  • work as an Allied Health Assistant and carry out their responsibilities including:

    • understanding your role in practicing, documenting and reporting Therapeutic interventions
    • managing group activities and therapy sessions under the instruction and delegation of Allied health Professionals
  • assist Allied Health Professionals to provide therapy to meet client goals and needs
  • communicate with a diverse range of clients in healthcare settings and develop effective communication with clients and teams
  • comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately.

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this training.

  • ability to strictly follow workplace safety standards
  • ability to work with clients of all ages
  • adequate fitness and mobility to support clients with physical disabilities and to participate in First Aid, which requires you to perform CPR while kneeling on the floor
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • good time management and the ability to work with tight deadlines
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • good problem-solving skills
  • literacy and numeracy to year 10 level.

This course requires vaccination, medical test, police clearance, Department of Health criminal clearance, NDIS clearance, and working with children check prior to work placement. See the important information tab for instructions.

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

Semester 2, 2024


Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2024
Where Murdoch
How On Campus

Units and fees


National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately $0.00 $33.25
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services $0.00 $10.25
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people $0.00 $10.25
HLTAHA027 Assist with an allied health program $0.00 $43.25
HLTAHA049 Recognise impact of health conditions $0.00 $43.25
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control $0.00 $72.25
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety $0.00 $69.75


National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Assist with movement
$0.00 $43.75
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
$0.00 $24.75
Recognise healthy body systems
$0.00 $60.50
Provide First Aid
$0.00 $95.50
Conduct manual tasks safely
$0.00 $56.00

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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