Course Details - HLT33015 and HLT33115 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Plympton International College)

 The information on this page has now been updated and confirmed for 2021. However, it is still possible that there may be some changes to this information prior to the commencement of the course.

WASSN TitleCertificate III in Health Services and Allied Health Assistance
QualificationHLT33015 and HLT33115 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
RTOTAFE SA (National Code 41026)
Host OrganisationPlympton International College
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
Course DescriptionThis course trains workers who provide assistance to allied health professionals. Workers at this level operate under direct supervision and do not conduct programs or therapeutic interventions. You can gain employment as an Allied Health Assistant, Occupational Therapy Aide, Physiotherapy Assistant, Speech Pathology Aide, Podiatry Assistant, Nutrition Assistant or Diversional Therapy Assistant. Allied Health Assistants work with social workers, physiotherapist, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation therapist, medical imaging staff and nurses. This is a TGSS (Training Guarantee for Secondary Students) course. The fee is paid fully or partially by the government to the RTO (Registered Training Organisation) although in some cases there may be an additional gap fee that needs to be paid as this course may not be fully funded. Families may or will be required to pay for the TGSS fee if one is required for the course you will attend. Please check the level of subsidy with your school as to how much the school will support.
PathwaysFurther Educational Pathways: Year 2 of the Certificate III Allied Health Assistance - Year 2. When students achieve the certificate they can either apply for University or further tertiary education. College courses: HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and dietetics) HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech pathology) HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational therapy) HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness BSB31115 Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical) University Undergraduate courses: Allied health Clinical exercise physiology Disability and inclusion Environmental health
Entry RequirementsCompletion of first year of the course.
Delivery Location(s)Plympton International College, 21A Errington Street, Plympton, SA, 5038
Dates and Times36 weekly sessions at Plympton International College on Wednesdays from 09:00 until 15:05.
Commencement date 03/02/21.
Work Placement10 days
Year 1: 40 hours Year 2: 80 hours
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 40 SACE credits
40 Stage 1 Credits in Year 1. 80 Stage 2 credits if completing both first and second year.
Units Of Competency
CoreHLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems70 nominal hours
 HLTAHA001Assist with an allied health program65 nominal hours
 BSBMED301Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately60 nominal hours
 CHCCCS015Provide individualised support30 nominal hours
 HLTAID003Provide first aid18 nominal hours
 CHCCCS002Assist with movement25 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Home School Cost$860.00
This cost consists of $800 RTO costs and $60 for personal equipment and materials, invoiced to the Home School by the Host School.

Department for Education (public) schools in Western Adelaide region (WASSN) will subsidise the training cost for students if it is part of the students’ genuine career pathway and SACE. Please check the level of subsidy with your Home School. Private school students and families please see your school’s VET Leader to find out about the VET Payment Policy in your school.
Student Cost$160.00
This cost consists of $60 personal equipment and materials and a compulsory Regional VET fee for all courses, to be invoiced to the family by the Home School.
Cost NotesThese costs are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice. Please note non WASSN school student enrolments will incur an administration fee of $100 per student accessing any of the Regional VET courses, to be invoiced to the non WASSN School by WASSN.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    10
Maximum   14
Public Transport167/168 (Glenelg to City), Stop 12 or 13 on Mooringe Avenue. 100 (Arndale Shopping Centre to Glen Osmond), Stop 184 on Marion Road. 262/265 (Marion Shopping Centre to City), Stop 12 on Anzac Highway. See for bus routes and timetables.
Contact PersonMr Lee Copeland
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