The Diploma in Allied Health Assistance is a one-year qualification that gives you the foundational skills to work as an allied health assistant or in related fields. Allied health assistants support allied health professionals such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, dietitians and podiatrists to implement programs and one-on-one supports for people with disabilities and health conditions. They also support the day-to-day running of the practice, managing aspects such as bookings and equipment. You will study the role of allied health assistants in the context of the Australian health and social care system, and learn about the anatomical, physiological, psychological and sociological factors influencing human function. You will also develop your communication skills, skills in running groups, and learn how to set up and maintain equipment. For more information, visit Diploma in Allied Health Assistance at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.
This program comprises of both online, on campus and blended courses. There is also one course in the Diploma that includes a fieldwork opportunity. Not all required courses available at Fraser Coast campus, online delivery mode is available for these courses.
This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.
The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
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Allied health assistant
1 year Full time or 2 years Part time