Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

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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.

Job prospects

+ 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 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.

Traineeship: $250 / Concession $50

Full Fee: $3,000

* 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

Education/Core Skills

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.

Special Needs

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.

Digital Technology

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

Nationally Recognised Training

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

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