Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health
An introduction to the allied health workforce
Learn about Australian healthcare. You’ll explore roles and professional values shared across the sector. Choose from electives including psychology and public health. Start to think about your future as a health professional.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 25 Jun 23
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
Learn more about UTAS.
Explore UTAS courses.
QS Ranking 2023
Times Higher Education Ranking 2023
Our student advisors are here to guide you with:
- Enrolling and eligibility
- Fee and loan information
- Credit and recognition for prior learning
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Discuss influences that shape health, health care and health professional practice
- Analyse problems and explore potential solutions by gathering, synthesising and evaluating information from a range of sources
- Communicate health information in ways that are effective for a variety of audiences encountered in health contexts
Higher education via OUA
- Completed any 2 OUA open access subjects of study at the equivalent AQF level, unless otherwise specified.
- Completed at least two undergraduate units (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) within an equivalent AQF Level course or higher.
- Completed the TCE (or equivalent)
- A completed VET Certificate III or higher
Work and Life
If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer if you have work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this program.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here. https://www.utas.edu.au/study/apply/admission-requirements/recognition-of-prior-learning
The Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health is designed for people who are interested in pursuing a career in a health profession.
This program introduces health, the influences of health and illness, and healthcare in Australia. You will explore the roles of different health professionals and examine the ways they work together to undertake work in the promotion of health and management of injury, disability, and disease. You will develop knowledge and skills related to critical thinking, communicating and problem solving within the context of health care. There are opportunities to apply these knowledges and skills by engaging with real-world cases and to identify, examine and challenge their own beliefs and develop skills for life-long learning, which are essential capabilities for all health professionals.
This program will not provide a direct pathway into the allied health degrees including, but not limited to: Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology. However, upon successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health, using your existing competitive GPA (Grade Point Average), you can use this qualification to meet any relevant prerequisites for the allied health programs.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended.
Completion of 1 core subject from the schedule below:
- TAS-CXA111 Healthcare and Health Professionals
Completion of 3 electives from the College of Health and Medicine list subjects from the schedule below:
Research/Evidence Based Practice subject option:
- TAS-PSY211 Research Skills in Psychology
Anatomy and Physiology subject option:
- TAS-CXA112 Anatomy and Physiology of the Head, Neck and Thorax
Psychology subject options:
- TAS-PSY111 Transferable Skills in Psychology
- TAS-PSY112 Brain and Behaviour
- TAS-PSY114 Stress, Self-Care and Mindfulness
- TAS-PSY124 Mental Health and Individual Differences
- TAS-PSY125 Psychological Processes
- TAS-PSY303 Foundational Mental Health Awareness and Response Skills
- TAS-PSY336 Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments
Public Health subject option:
- TAS-CAM106 Foundations of Public Health
Miscellaneous subject options:
- TAS-CXA113 Introductory Linguistics for Speech Pathology
- TAS-CZZ104 Living and Working with Cultural Diversity
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 0.5-2 years from commencement.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
Once you've checked your eligibility, apply and enrol for this degree following the steps. This degree also allows you to get started with Open access.
Select ‘Apply now’
Choose subjects to begin your application. You can choose 1 or 2 subjects to start.
Choose how you want to start
You can apply for the full degree or if you want to start with Open access, enrol into the subjects using the ‘Single subjects’ option.
You can apply for the degree later and the subjects may be credited towards the degree.
Complete your details
Provide your details and select a funding option. You can pay up-front or apply for government funding in your application.
We're here to help answer your questions. Our friendly student advisors provide 7 day support.
This degree offers Open access entry, exclusive to Open Universities Australia.
There’s more than one way to get a degree. Open access allows you to start with single subjects as a way into eligible degrees, regardless of your study history.
Enrol into and complete the required Open access subjects to earn entry in this degree. Most subjects have no entry requirements, are fully government funded (if you’re eligible) and may be credited when you start the degree.
The best part? You can enrol and get started with single subjects now.