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

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Diploma in Allied Health Assistance

Work as an allied health assistant

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.

Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013132
  • Fraser Coast 019703
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 50.00 Rank - 50
USC program code
SC108
Commence
Semester 1
Duration
1 year full time or part time equivalent
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English
Total courses
8
Total units
96
Footnotes

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. Under the supervision of an allied health professional, they work to implement programs, groups 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 diploma you will:

  • Study the role of allied health assistants in the context of the Australian health and social care system
  • Learn about the anatomical, physiological, psychological and sociological factors influencing human function
  • Develop their communication skills, develop skills in running groups and how to set up and maintain equipment
Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry into the Diploma in Allied Health Assistance you need to be 17 years or older, or have completed Year 12 or equivalent. If you are from a non-English speaking background, you also need to meet USC’s English language requirements.

You also need to be eligible for an ATAR or selection rank equal to or above the minimum selection threshold. As this diploma is being offered for the first time in 2022, the Semester 1, 2022 ATAR/Selection Rank information is not yet available. For advice on your application, you can contact our Student Central team.

How to apply

Applications for 2022 are open now. For more information go to How to apply.

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