A career in Allied Health Assistance
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.
Please note that students are required to organise their own work placement and breakthru College is not responsible to ensure that you have a placement. If you are having trouble securing a placement, please contact your Trainer/Assessor for help as soon as possible.
Students will also be required to obtain a number of clearances as listed below. However, it is the student’s responsibility to check with their work placement host organisation regarding what screening is required as organisations may each have slightly different requirements.
- National Police Certificate
- Working with children check
- Vaccination record check
- Code of Conduct check
Total Number of Units
Please select your enrolment type:
NSW Government funded enrolment
QLD Government funded enrolment
Units of competency
The course consists of 11 units of competency and is delivered within a period of 6 months (for face to face mode) or 12 months (for online delivery mode). A work placement of 80 hours is also required.
|Code||Title||Core or Elective|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service||Core|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTAHA001||Assist with an allied health program||Core|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||Core|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||Core|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately||Core|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate responsible behaviour||Elective|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement||Elective|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||Elective|
Code | Title | Core or Elective
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 appropriatel
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Assist with movement
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
Doing the Individual Support course through breakthru led me to regular employment in the disability sector. Since completing my course I have moved up two levels in pay rate, supported co-workers passing on and sharing the knowledge I obtained. I am no longer on benefits, which was the most important thing I wanted to achieve thanks to the breakthru teams dedication and support this has been possible. I am very grateful to the staff there for there help and support.
The staff and trainers went 'above and beyond' to support and encourage all of us with the necessary knowledge and understanding to successfully complete the course. Personally, I found nothing was too big or small for breakthru to assist and the three weeks of practical training gave me the extra confidence and skills needed to find employment. I have been employed as a Personal Care Worker/Support Worker in the community since completing my course, the team at breakthru are truly worth their weight in GOLD.
The course trainers delivered each course perfectly. We were well prepared and equipped with exactly what we needed to carry out our roles as support workers. breakthru even went to the extent of finding workplace placements once we completed the theory work. I was oﬀered employment right where I did my work placement.