Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Are you fascinated by all things allied health? 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.
+ Allied Health Assistant
+ Medical Imaging Assistant
+ Occupational Therapy Assistant
+ Physiotherapy Assistant
+ Health Administrator
+ Duration: 52 weeks
+ Work placement: 80 hours
Local students Yes
International students No
Is this funded?
Yes - Government funding (including JobTrainer) is available to eligible students. Click here to see if you qualify.
How can I study?
This course is available to study on campus, in Melbourne CBD or Werribee. Call us to discuss your options.
National code: CHC43015
Units: 15 core + 3 elective
Location: MCIE CBD Campus, Level 9, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Delivery modes: Class-based or traineeship
Duration: 52 weeks
Assessment: Written, simulated and workplace-based practical observations
Work placement: 120 hours
Students must have access to a computer or laptop to complete this qualification.
* Eligibility criteria applies.
^ Eligibility criteria applies. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding.
Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the course and student ID charges. For information about additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the Domestic Student Handbook.
- Allied Health Assistant
- Medical Imaging Assistant
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Physiotherapy Assistant
- Health Administrator
Students must complete a Pre-Training Review, meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skill standards for Certificate III level study and demonstrate that they are a suitable candidate for this course.
Age at Commencement
It is recommended that students have attained the age of 18 by the course commencement date.
MCIE welcomes all people with disabilities, learning differences and medical conditions. Acceptance in this course is subject to the candidate being able to undertake all course requirements as discussed in the Pre-Training Review, with reasonable adjustment where applicable.
All participants 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’s admin staff permission to apply on your behalf.
Students are required to have sufficient digital literacy skills to access online content, enter answers to written questions and communicate with trainers via email, the student portal or the learning management system.
There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer are available. Fees apply. Refer to the Domestic Student Handbook or contact us for more information on fees, terms and conditions.
Candidates may be required to provide evidence of the following for work (requirements vary according to the workplace policies of the trainee’s employer):
- NDIS Worker Screening Check
- Police Check
- Working with Children Check
- Working with Vulnerable People Registration
- Flu vaccination, COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 test
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program Mandatory Workplacement 80 hours
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
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