This is a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course delivered to secondary school students and can only be completed as part of a VCE or VCAL program. This course is suitable if you are interested in working in the health care sector and becoming an allied health assistant. The two years of delivery gives you an opportunity to commence studies in the health field and experience a health environment through structured workplace learning.
Students will be required to complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment (LLN) prior to enrolment to ascertain the level of support required to complete the course. Students must be over the age of 15 years. The test is conducted at your school. Applications are made through participating schools only.
The structured workplace learning component is arranged by the secondary school and consists of a compulsory 80 hours. Students are placed in aged care facilities, rehabilitation centres, clinics, and hospitals.
HLTWHS001: Participate in workplace health and safety HLTINF001: Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures CHCCOM005: Communicate and work in health or community services CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people CHCCCS010: Maintain a high standard of service HLTAAP001: Recognise healthy body systems HLTAHA001: Assist with and allied health program BSBMED301: Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBWOR301: Organise personal work priorities and development CHCCCS002: Assist with movement CHCCCS020: Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Special elective – VCE scored program
HLTHPS001: Take clinical measurements
VCE Scored program exam units
BSBMED301: Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately HLTAAP001: Recognise healthy body systems
The course provides a dual pathway into further VET studies and university courses.
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Diploma of Nursing
Diploma of Community Services
Students who wish to enter a bachelor degree and are currently a partner school with ACU may be eligible for up to 12 additional entry points to ACU. Visit our website for further information.
ACU offers degrees in nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and other health professions.