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Work alongside physiotherapists and occupational therapists in a dynamic allied health team making a real difference in people’s lives

Allied health assistants (AHAs) provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists. The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional.

AHAs may be engaged to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. The worker, in conjunction with the allied health professional, may have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistance workers.

This course follows a flipped classroom methodology, where students are exposed to learning content online via myChisholm, prior to on campus tutorial to consolidate key concepts. The classes are a mix of theoretical learning and practical application of skills that they will use in workplace situations once graduated.

Classroom learning is supported by online content which the student access via myChisholm, with an expectation that this is completed every week before commencement of lab-based activities.  

The assessment of several units is undertaken in Chisholm’s Allied Health Assistance Lab

TIMETABLE: 3 days per week, mix of theory and practical
All students are required to complete 120 hours of practical placement to successfully complete this course.

Course code
Delivery location
Berwick, Frankston
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year.
Start dates
30 January, 15 July

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.