Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (Traineeship)

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Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (Traineeship)

Whether you’re new to the industry or looking to brush up your skills, this course is a great pathway to assistance work in medical imaging, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and other allied health contexts.

Job prospects

+ Therapy Assistant

+ Physiotherapy Assistant

+ Allied Health Assistant

+ Podiatry Assistant

+ Speech Pathology Assistant

+ Pathways to further studies including Nursing and Occupational Therapy


+ Duration: 52 weeks

+ Work placement: 80 hours

Local students Yes

International students No

Is this funded?

Yes - Government funding is available to eligible students. Click here to see if you qualify.

How can I study?

Training and assessment are conducted primarily in the workplace. Call us to discuss your options.

National code: HLT33015

Units: 8 core + 3 elective

Location: Training and assessment are conducted primarily in the workplace

Delivery modes: Traineeship

Total duration: 52 weeks

Delivery weeks: 46 weeks

Holiday weeks: 6 weeks

Traineeship: $250 / Concession $50

Full Fee: $3,000

*This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding to eligible candidates. Eligibility criteria applies.

Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the program and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.

  • Therapy Assistant

  • Physiotherapy Assistant

  • Allied Health Assistant

  • Podiatry Assistant

  • Speech Pathology Assistant

  • Pathways to further studies including Nursing and Occupational Therapy


There are no prerequisite qualifications required to enter this program.

Education and skills

Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for this program level, and demonstrate they are a suitable candidate for this program.


You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of at least 18 years of age.

All candidates require a Unique Student Identification (USI) number. If you do not have a USI number you can apply for one online at https://www.usi.gov.au/students, or you can give MCIE administration staff permission to apply on your behalf.

Students with disabilities

MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this program is subject to candidates’ ability to undertake all program requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustments where applicable.

Digital technology

Students must have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email, the student portal and the learning management system.

Industry requirements

Candidates may be asked to provide evidence of the following for work placement (requirements vary according to host employer policies):

  • National Police Check

  • Working with Children Check

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check

  • Flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccinations

Prior experience

Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are available. Credit Transfer is free of charge. RPL application fees are $145 per hour. Please click here for more information on RPL fees, terms and conditions.

Core units

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service

Elective units

CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements

Nationally Recognised Training

This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.

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