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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

National ID: HLT43015 | State ID: AWN3

 

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is appropriate for new or Certificate III qualified allied health assistants who wish to further develop their professional skills. An assistant works under the delegation of the degreed professional (whether it be the Speech Pathologist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or other allied health professional) in a rich variety of settings to promote participation in and achievement of functional independence in activity.

Clients are from a range of ages with varying presentations including physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental health ailments, ageing, developmental disability, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage. The assistant may gain employment in both public and private health settings such as community rehabilitation centres, public hospitals, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics, private practices and community health centres.

This qualification elevates skills and knowledge from the Certificate III to allow for greater management over self and supervision of other allied health assistants. Some employers require Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance as a minimum for employment, especially those where home visiting and acute rehabilitation programs involve more complex clients and less frequent supervision by health professionals.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Allied Health Assistant; Physiotherapy Assistant; Speech Pathology Therapy Assistant; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Therapy Assistant; Nutrition Assistant; Podiatry Assistant; Dietetic Assistant

Allied Health Assistant; Physiotherapy Assistant; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Therapy Assistant.

Further study opportunities:

University Pathway

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Duration

1 semester (6 months) full time

How Full-Time
When Available Semester 2, 2017

Allied Health Assistant; Physiotherapy Assistant; Speech Pathology Therapy Assistant; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Therapy Assistant; Nutrition Assistant; Podiatry Assistant; Dietetic Assistant

Allied Health Assistant; Physiotherapy Assistant; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Therapy Assistant.

Further study opportunities:

University Pathway

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005 AVC29
Confirm physical health status HLTAAP002 AVB18
Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002 WG739
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301 AUK35
Manage legal and ethical compliance CHCLEG003 AVB80
Recognise healthy body systems HLTAAP001 AVB19
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 AVC09

Electives

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems HLTAHA014 AVA98
Assist with movement CHCCCS002 AVC75
Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status HLTAHA010 AVB04
Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program HLTAHA003 AVB09
Facilitate the empowerment of older people CHCAGE001 AVC91
Provide first aid HLTAID003 WG732
Provide support to people living with dementia CHCAGE005 AVC87
Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility HLTAHA005 AVB07
Support the fitting of assistive equipment HLTAHA016 AVA96

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

 

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Page last updated August 24, 2017