Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
Workplace, Online/Blended
2 years
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments
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Course Overview

Are you already working in the Allied Health industry but want to get some formal qualifications? This Traineeship is the perfect platform to make that happen.

You’ll be able to hone the skills you already have, while learning new ones in order to provide assistance to allied health professionals under predetermined guidelines.

Taught in a combination of online and on-campus workshops, you’ll only need to attend workshops one day per week, meaning you can continue working and earning without having to take too much time off. It also means you’ll be able to put your new skills to use right away, gaining hands-on experience in an industry you’re already so passionate about.

When you finish this course, there are so many work opportunities open to you – it all just depends on the setting you want to work in!

You may find yourself working as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, a Physiotherapy Assistant, or an Allied Health Assistant following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional.

But what if you want to take your career even further? Well, that’s an option too if you choose to study a Certificate IV in Allied Heath Assistance, a Certificate IV in Leisure and Health or a Diploma of Nursing. All of these courses will extend your skillset, allowing you to increase your employment opportunities and chase your career goals at the same time.

There has never been a better time to gain new qualifications, and what better way to do it than with a Traineeship in an industry you already love. Come and study with us and become the industry professional you’re meant to be.

Please note, students will require a Working with Children’s Check, a Police Check, and an LLN and PTR assessment at a Certificate III level to complete this course.

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.


Workplace (delivery & assessment is conducted in students place of work)
Workplace role plays or demonstration, log books, theory and practical, observations, workbook, Moodle

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (Traineeship).

Career Opportunities

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physiotherapy assistant
  • Allied health assistant

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • LLN and PTR assessment at a certificate III level
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations

Online requirement

Participants will need access to a computer and a reliable internet connection


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



80 hours to be logged and completed at the workplace during their traineeship
Placement is arranged by: Student

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

Course units
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements


Case studies, short answer questions, practical demonstrations, problem solving, journals, reports, oral presentations.