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Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015

This course will enable you to work alongside allied health workers in instigating treatment plans and therapeutic solutions in a range of areas including in aged and disability support, child welfare, youth and family services, housing or multicultural services.

What Will You Learn

The course will teach you how to assist with allied health programming, effectively communicate with both professionals and patients, interpret basic medical terminology and comply with infection prevention and control policies. Following completion of this course you could find work supporting dentists, physios, podiatrists or speech pathologists in a range of settings like hospitals, medical practices, mental health clinics, schools, aged care facilities or in a community health organisation.

How Long will it Take?

This course is delivered over a period of 20 weeks. Daytime or evening courses are available. 80 hours of work placement is also a requirement of the qualification.

Eligibility

*Australian citizen/perm resident /NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder

  • Aged 15 years or older, and
  • Live or work in New South Wales, and
  • No longer at school or equivalent

How will I Learn?

  • Daytime course - two days per week classroom training, one day per week flexible learning and work placement. Work placement is a requirement of the course and can be arranged by the College. Work placement hours will differ from the class hours and will take place on nominated days within the timetable including two Wednesdays.
  • Evening course – two evenings per week plus 3 Saturdays plus 80 work placement hours (two weeks). This can be organised by the College and will be discussed on enrolment. Additional hours of self study are also required.

Students will need to obtain a NSW Police Check prior to commencement of work placement. A working with children check may also be needed depending upon the requirements of the workplace.

The training will be delivered in the College’s fully equipped nursing training room by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.

Assessments

You wil be required to complete some self study and assessment work in your own time. There is usually a short answer question section and small project associated with each unit of competency. Some units of competency require training and assessment of practical skills and this will be done by your trainer in the College’s simulated workplace and/or during work placement.

Pathway to Further Training

This course provides a clear pathway to other health or community services qualifications at Certificate IV or Diploma level.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL must apply for this at least two weeks prior to the course commencing. Credit transfer will be given for any units of competency completed previously with another RTO that are relevant to this qualification.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a Federal Government requirement that all students undertaking nationally recognised training in Australia must apply for a USI. The USI application process is a simple online procedure. Full details are available on the College website or at www.usi.gov.au.

Work Placement

Work placement is a requirement of the course and can be arranged by the College. Work placement hours will differ from the class hours and will take place on nominated days within the timetable.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL should mention this on enrolment.

Compulsory Checks

Students will need to obtain the following prior to commencement of work placement:

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence used (eg passport or driver’s licence) when creating your USI eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used.

Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia.

Please contact the College on 9970 1000 if you require assistance.

Traineeships

This qualification can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Fran Butterworth at fran@nbcc.nsw.edu.au or call 9970 1007.

Course cost

The subsidised course cost under the Smart & Skilled Program is from $1440 ($240 for Commonwealth Welfare recipients). An interest free payment plan is available. Limited fee free scholarships are available for eligible students who are 15-30 years of age and either a Commonwealth Welfare recipient or the dependant of a Commonwealth Welfare recipient. Students in receipt of a Disability Support Pension or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are also eligible for a fee exemption. Evidence of eligibility for a fee exemption will be required.

Who to Contact?

Contact Jo Hawes on 9970 1008 or Fran Butterworth on 9970 1007 or email jo.hawes@nbcc.nsw.edu.au to enrol or for further information.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015.
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Assist with an allied health program (HLTAHA001)
  • Participate in workplace health and safety (HLTWHS001)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Assist with movement (CHCCCS002)
  • Maintain a high standard of service (CHCCCS010)
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (BSBMED301)
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern (CHCCCS020)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Contact us

Community College Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113