Looking for a career assisting people to live active and healthy lives
This qualification reflects the role of allied health assistants who provide assistance to allied health professionals under predetermined guidelines. Depending on the setting, work may include following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional.
6 - 18 months depending on mode of delivery
Classroom or Online
Total Number of Units
80 hours (mandatory requirement)
Units of competency
Maintain a high standard of service
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Recognise healthy body systems
Assist with an allied health program
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Participate in workplace health and safety
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Assist with movement
Assist with the rehabilitation of clients
Students must have standard Language, Literacy and numeracy skills and will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment at Certificate III level. A current Police Check is a requirement before the commencement of practical placement.
Classroom delivery 2-3 days a week, plus 80 hours of work placement.
Online study options available.
In New South Wales you may be eligible under this qualification for Smart & Skilled funding.
In Queensland, you may be eligible under this qualification for Certificate 3 Guarantee Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative.
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Jacky | Skilling Queenslanders for Work participant - Brisbane
I completed my training with breakthru in January 2018. The course was a Certificate III in Individual Support. The trainer was the best I have ever had, as she made the course so interesting and hands on. The trainer's visits and feedback while on practical work placement was super supportive and by the end of the course, I was employed!.
What may be surprising to people reading this is I am in my 60’s!! and have found my dream job!
The three R’s - The Right course, the Right Trainer and the Right Company!! Thankyou breakthru! Life can begin in your sixty’s!