Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health Assistance - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health Assistance

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health Assistance gives you entry-level skills to work as an allied health assistant or in related fields. Allied health assistants work under the supervision of allied health professionals (such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians and podiatrists) to implement programs, group activities 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.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 55 OP - - Rank - 55
USC program code
Semester 2
6 months full time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Other requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Total courses
Total units
Not available to international students on a Student visa.

You'll learn about the anatomical, physiological, psychological and sociological factors influencing human function and the role of allied health assistants in the context of the Australian health system.

The Undergraduate Certificate of Allied Health Assistance provides a direct pathway to the Bachelor of Health Science, or to a wide variety of other undergraduate degrees at USC.

Admission requirements

Completion of Year 12 or be 17 years of age; and meet minimum selection threshold ATAR 55.

Fees for short courses

As part of the Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package, USC is offering a limited number of Commonwealth supported places in the Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health Assistance in 2021. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be a domestic student, and meet the citizenship and residency requirements. For more information visit Commonwealth supported places. Eligible students are able to defer payment through HECS‑HELP.

Commonwealth supported places for short courses available under the Federal Government's Job Ready Graduates package are only available for 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported.

How to apply

To apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health Assistance, submit the completed online application form via Apply USC.

Note: the Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health Assistance is pending final approval for 2022.

Program structure

Introductory courses (4) 48 units

HLT111 Allied Health Assistance A
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology B
SPX103 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

PLUS select 1 course (12 units) from:

HLT150 Indigenous Wellbeing Foundations
PUB112 Public Health Foundations

Total units: 48

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • The Undergraduate Certificate of Allied Health Assistance provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Health Science and other health majors at USC.
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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