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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy)

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Our industry connections mean when you  study allied health courses at Holmesglen, you learn from experts in the field through a range of placement opportunities including post-surgical, medical, rehab and community. 
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This Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance gives secondary school students a chance to commence their studies as an allied health assistant or an assistant in nursing.

The first year of the two-year part time course is a generic year that all students complete. Students will be required to undertake some units after the completion of their VCE/VCAL program if they wish to receive the full qualification.

The course will be delivered through a mixture of online activities, classroom delivery and laboratories, including in a state of the art allied health laboratory, community apartment and a simulated hospital environment.

You will learn using role plays, simulations, project work and a total of 80 hours of structured workplace learning over two years (40 hours per year), which will be undertaken in a variety of healthcare settings, including medical, sub-acute, acute, community and rehabilitation areas.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.


Study the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance to become a health services assistant, specialising as a theatre technician.

The course is delivered at Holmesglen's Moorabbin campus and provides comprehensive training in assisting
health professionals in an operating theatre. This involves:
- preparing and maintaining an operating theatre and its equipment
- assisting surgical team during operations
- providing support to patients in the recovery room.

All our clinical specialist units are taught by practising health professionals.

Your learning will be supported through a range of classes, online activities and tutorials. Practical sessions are conducted in our state-of-the-art allied health facility, with simulated hospital and community environments.

Our Department of Allied Health Services and Science has strong partnerships with a number of health services in Victoria, providing quality clinical placement experiences for our students that are hands-on and meaningful.

Placements provide you with the opportunity to practice your newly gained skills in a range of settings.

All placements are well supported by fully qualified clinical staff to produce graduates who are work ready for a career as an health services assistant.


Study the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance to become a health services assistant, working across health disciplines to assist other health professionals with patients.

The course is delivered at Holmesglen's Moorabbin campus and will provide you with comprehensive training to perform essential services such as: patient transport and movement, food service, maintaining beds, infection control and clinical cleaning.

All our clinical specialist units are taught by practising health professionals.

Your learning will be supported through a range of classes, online activities and tutorials. Practical sessions are conducted in our state-of-the-art allied health facility, with simulated hospital and community environments.

Our Department of Allied Health Services and Science has strong partnerships with a number of health services in Victoria, providing quality clinical placement experiences for our students that are hands-on and meaningful.

Placements provide you with the opportunity to practice your newly gained skills in a range of settings.

All placements are well supported by fully qualified clinical staff to produce graduates who are work ready for a career as an health services assistant.


Study the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance at Holmesglen and become an important part of the healthcare sector.

You'll gain the skills to work directly with allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other clinicians, to provide clients with therapy and support to improve their quality of life.

This course is the ideal choice if you have worked in health in the past and are looking for a return to the health sector.

As the demand for therapy programs in hospital and community settings rise, allied health assistants will play an increasingly important role in the rehabilitation of clients and patients, and promotion of optimal health outcomes.

Allied health assistants often work across health disciplines to assist multiple health professionals and may, in some cases, specialise in one discipline area (such as physiotherapy assistance).

This course is delivered at Holmesglen's Moorabbin campus and will provide you with comprehensive training in the specialty streams of physiotherapy and occupational therapy, as well as information about other areas, including group work and community rehabilitation.

All our clinical specialist units are taught by practising allied health professionals and assistants.

Your learning will be supported through a range of online activities, lectures and tutorials. Practical sessions are conducted in our state-of-the-art allied health facility, with simulated hospital rehabilitation and community environments.

Our Department of Allied Health Services and Science has strong partnerships with a number of health services in Victoria, such as Cabrini Health, providing quality clinical placement experiences for our students that are hands-on and meaningful.

They provide you with the opportunity to practise your newly gained skills in a range of settings, including post-surgical, medical, rehab and community.

All placements are well supported by fully qualified allied health clinical staff to produce graduates who are work ready for a career as an allied health assistant.

This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.


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