Diploma in Allied Health Assistance
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

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.

In this program 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.

Note

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.

Some placement host organisations have chosen to continue requiring COVID-19 vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated, it is important to know that placement opportunities in your program may be limited and may result in a delay to your placement.

Other requirements

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.

Admissions Criteria

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.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
English
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

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.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Allied health assistant.

Course Code
013132
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Fee
CSP/$10006 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Diploma
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1 year Full time or 2 years Part time

Location
Sunshine Coast