Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (WA Only)

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Industry Skills Training
  • Awarded by

    Industry Skills Training (RTO: 40486)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

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  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Psychiatric Aide | Health Assistant | Allied Health Assistant | Pharmacy Assistant | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    Please note - this course is available to Western Australian residents only.

    If you are a good communicator, enjoy working with people and are considering a career in the health industry, then this nationally recognised HLT33021 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance qualification from Industry Skills Training could be a great choice for you.

    With an ever-increasing focus on personal health, demand for services of Allied Health practitioners such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, optometrists, audiologists, osteopaths, pharmacists and similar are on the increase. The HLT33021 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance qualification from Industry Skills Training will equip you with all the necessary skills and knowledge required to perform confidently in entry-level roles across a wide range of Allied Health practices. You will learn things such as how to effectively communicate and work in health or community services, interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately, assist with implementation of  Allied Health programs, facilitate individual service planning and delivery and how to work with people with mental health issues.

    Note: This course is available for Government Funding through the Jobs & Skills WA Work Readiness program and 100% discount is available through the Free in '23 (extended into '24) scheme for eligible students. Enquire now to find out if you qualify. This course is NOT available to people on 500 or 600 visas.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    There are no formal academic entry requirements for this course.

    Students will need to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) which we can assist with, photo identification and meet the language, literacy and numeracy requirements.

  • Subject Breakdown

    While obtaining the HLT33021 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance qualification from Industry Skills Training, you may study the following subjects:

    Core units:

    • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 
    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services 
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people 
    • HLTAHA027 - Assist with an allied health program 
    • HLTAHA049 - Recognise impact of health conditions 
    • HLTING006 - Apply basic principles & practices of infection prevention and control 
    • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety 

    Elective units

    • BSBMED303 - Maintain patient records 
    • CHCAGE011 - Provide support to people living with dementia 
    • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems 
    • HLTWHS005 - Conduct manual tasks safely 
    • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid 
  • Why Industry Skills Training?

    Industry Skills Training (IST) is a new and rapidly growing registered training organisation located in WA. It is a specialist registered training organisation (RTO) that has been delivering quality education by personnel that are highly skilled professionals with substantial knowledge through experience at the front line of the industry and education sectors. They deliver a growing scope of nationally recognised qualifications and training, and also provide pathways for those who are interested in furthering their studies.

    Courses are available in the Business, Community Services, Warehousing & Logistics, Retail, and Construction sectors. All course material goes through thorough quality audits to ensure that you only receive the very best in training. Every student has access to their very own dedicated course mentor, who will be there to support you throughout your entire studies.

    Industry Skills Training is a trading name for Australian College of Finance Pty Ltd which is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40486)

    IST is continuously growing as a Registered Training Organisation, doing their best to provide our students with the best possible education we can by providing a flexible, easy to access way of learning with the support of their many trainers and support officers along the way.

    They have a team full of young, vibrant and professional individuals with a strong dedication to putting you and all of your educational needs first. Their aim is to provide you with the skill set and support you need to help you achieve your goals.

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of the course, you will gain a nationally recognised HLT33021 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance qualification from Industry Skills Training.

    This qualification will enable you to commence a career in healthcare industry by equipping you with the required skills and confidence to become a star performer in a wide range of Allied Health practices. You will be able to manage clients and effectively assist Allied Health professionals in an array of fields such as optometry, physiotherapy, osteopathy, pharmacy,  psychology, podiatry, rehabilitation counselling and speech pathology. Knowledge you gain through this course will also give you a stepping stone for further education in the field that will allow you to grow and progress your career in this rewarding field.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in Allied Health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Allied Health Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Imaging Assistant, Nutrition Assistant, Therapy Assistant, Rehabilitation Assistant, Speech Pathology Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nursing Support Worker, Ward Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Wardsperson, Patient Services Assistant, Operating Theatre Technician, Orderly.

  • Let's talk price

    Industry Skills Training offers a number of payment options to suit you commitments and lifestyle. You can either:

    • Pay the full amount up front;
    • Pay course fees by installment; OR
    • Present a signed authority from a third party to invoice that third party for the students fees and charges.

    This course is available for Government Funding through the Jobs & Skills WA Work Readiness program and 100% discount is available through the Free in '23 (extended into '24) scheme for eligible students. Enquire now to find out if you qualify.

    Course fees:

    • Student Tuition Non-Concession rate (Priority Industry Training program)*: $0
    • Student Tuition Concession rate (Priority Industry Training/Work Readiness programs)*: $0


    • The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.
    • For Secondary school-aged persons not enrolled at school, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2022 is $420. The maximum is the total fee for all courses the student is enrolled in.
    • Secondary school aged person means a person who has reached 15 years of age but has not reached the end of the calendar year in which their compulsory education period expires, as defined in the School Education Act 1999. In 2022, these persons will be born on or after 1 July 2003.


    Participants are able to access mainstream training under the Jobs & Skills Priority Industry Training (PIT) and Participation – Work Readiness program and must meet the following requirements:

    • Primary place of residence to be in WA,
    • No longer attending secondary school
    • Holders of a subclass 309, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826 visa;
    • Secondary holders of a temporary visa of subclass 457; or
    • holders of a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790
    • An Australian citizen or a permanent visa holder.

    In addition, Jobs & Skills Participation – Work Readiness program participants must meet further requirements:

    • Unemployed or underemployed & have a written referral from an Approved Participation Referral Agent
    • If self -referred, referred by another agency; or
    • Must hold a health care card or pension card.

    Please enquire to discuss your eligibility.


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