Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance 

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.


AQF Level

Certificate III

Course Duration

6 - 18 months depending on mode of delivery

Delivery Method

Classroom or Online

Total Number of Units


Work Placement

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

Facilitate individual service planning and delivery



Entry requirements

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.


Funding eligibility

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.


Course Locations

Locations are available upon request. Please speak to our friendly training team for more information

Career opportunities

  • Allied Health Assistant

  • Therapy Assistant

  • Physiotherapy Assistant

  • Podiatry Assistant

  • Speech Pathology Assistant


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Graduate stories

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!

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