Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Male and female healthcare workers.
Be an important part of a healthcare team — FEE FREE!

The healthcare industry is about more than doctors and nurses - it takes a team of allied health workers to support all of the medical services that happen every day across Australia.

A new version of this qualification is available here

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist allied health staff such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists by helping implement the patient's rehabilitation or maintenance therapy programs, and preparing written and verbal reports on their progress.

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
VET for secondary students
Industry: Health and Beauty | Health, Beauty and Fitness |
National course code: HLT33015 | WA State ID: AWK5

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Embark upon your career in the health sector in this rapidly growing field.

Allied health specialties are set to grow by 22% over the next 3 years, experiencing the second-highest growth across the health sector.

You will learn how to recognise healthy body systems, interpret and apply medical terminology, assist with an allied health program, and communicate and work in health or community services. 

Successful completion of this course may qualify you to work as an assistant alongside allied health professionals, allowing you to specialise in dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, or podiatry services.

When you complete this course, you will be ready for a career in Allied Health Assistance. You will have the skills and knowledge to assist allied health staff (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) by helping implement the patients rehabilitation or maintenance therapy programmes, and in preparing written and verbal reports on their progress.

You will gain these skills

  • Assist to plan and run therapy programs under supervision of an Allied Health Professional
  • Communicate with clients, carers and health teams including reporting to supervisors
  • Interpreting and applying medical terminology
  • Knowledge of the body systems
  • Comply with and apply infection control and work health and safety principles in a health setting
  • Empower older people
  • Provide First Aid
  • Assist with movement of clients with mobility impairment
  • Work appropriately with culturally diverse clients and co workers

South Regional TAFE is transitioning this qualification to the new training package in 2024. Students will be enrolled into the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Fees may vary for courses transitioning to the new training package. 


Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.

This is an ideal qualification for those wishing to enter the health industry and support allied health professionals and their client. The qualification equips students with the skills and knowledge to attain employment in roles such as Therapy Assistant, Physiotherapy assistant, Allied health assistant, Podiatry assistant or Speech pathology assistant. The course includes an 80-hour work placement, which is organised by AMA Training Services in conjunction with the student. https://www.amatraining.edu.au/course/hlt33015-certificate-iii-in-allied-health-assistance

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The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance reflects the role of people who provide assistance to allied health professionals under predetermined guidelines. Allied Health Assistance roles work may include:

  • Following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions
  • Conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional.

Call us to find out more information 1300 411 371. 

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HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance - Become qualified, find employment, be empowered. Up-skill and get job ready with this Allied Health qualification. This nationally accredited qualification in HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance will help you prepare to enter the health services industry. You will gain knowledge in a range of fields that implement and provide treatment plans and therapeutic solutions for clients in a variety of different fields such as child welfare, hospital or even disability support. This nationally accredited qualification is delivered in a classroom environment and has a work placement component. Help someone live their best life by enrolling into this course today! In 2024 this course is Fee FREE. Contact us today to find out more: 1300 757 296. 

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This nationally accredited qualification helps you prepare to enter the health services industry. You will gain knowledge in a range of fields that implement and provide treatment plants and therapeutic solutions for clients in a variety of different fields such as child welfare, hospital, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, disability support and many more!
Study now and help someone live their best life. This qualification is delivered both in the classroom for jobseekers, or as a traineeship (on the job and flexible in your work environment).
Call us today on 1300 046 744 to find out more!

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Wesley have developed an innovative program to address a growing industry need in Cert III Allied Health Assisting.  Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is for learners entering into roles as allied health assistants, applying a wide range of skills to provide assistance to allied health professionals within predetermined guidelines. Working alongside allied health staff is a growth industry in Australia.  Gain the skills to assist a variety of allied health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, speech pathologists, some areas of aged care, rehabilitation services) with the implementation of therapy programs to improve a client's quality of life and independence. 

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The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.