C3271 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

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Plan: C3271 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Campus: VET in Schools


Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Qualification national code: HLT32407
Nominal hours: 498
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years
Owning school: Life & Physical Sciences (155T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/lifephysicalsciences
Partnered offering / Corporate client:
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Objectives of the program

The certificate III covers workers who provide support to allied health professionals-
If you are interested in developing skills for working in the health industry, this program is ideal.
Through the program you will develop the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to:

  • perform relevant allied health interventions under the guidance of an allied health professional
  • provide care and comfort for individuals receiving allied health treatments
  • apply standard precautions to control cross-infection and safely dispose of infectious waste
  • complete and interpret documents relating to the services undertaken by allied health assistants
  • provide effective services when dealing with internal and external customers and clients.
  • work effectively with older people and people with a disability


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Articulation and pathways

 You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT university programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

As this program is being delivered as VET in Schools, the entrance to this program is for the students of the Auspiced schools with RMIT only.



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External accreditation and industry links

This program is being offered as VET in Schools. The students get credit as their VCE subject on the successful completion of this program. Graduates of the program can successfully gain employment in the Allied health industry also.

The School of Life and Physical Sciences has significant links with the Health industry through its Program Advisory Committee. This helps to ensure that the program remains relevant to students and the needs of employers.
Many of the teaching staff within the program are practicing (or have been) industry professionals with industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches the learning environment.


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses, other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, uniforms and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources



Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

You will also have access to the laboratories fully equipped with all allied health equipments.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at: myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.


Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.


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