Allied Health

Allied Health Assistants support the work done by Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and other Allied Health Professionals. It is the perfect career pathway for those who want to help people affected by physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental health ailments, ageing, developmental disability, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage to achieve functional independence.

By studying one of our qualifications, you will learn how to work in a rich variety of settings with children, adults and the elderly. You will develop the skills and knowledge you need to gain employment in a range of facilities such as community health and rehabilitation centres, public hospitals, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics and private practices.

Course list

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Free* Half price in 2021 Half price^ Infection control Online Skill sets
* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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National ID: HLT33015
State ID: AWK5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Work alongside allied health professionals to help implement therapy programs for clients

Gain the skills to assist allied health staff (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) with the implementation of patient rehabilitation or maintenance therapy programs.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Working alongside allied health staff is a growth industry

Gain the skills to assist allied health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) with the implementation of maintenance therapy programs to improve a client's quality of life.

During this course you'll learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage. You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course.

Online learning makes up part of the course delivery and access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning is also provided. You will be supported in learning the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions and simulation activities before undertaking a full-time work placement.

As a successful graduate you'll have a wide range of job options depending on where your passions lie and you may gain employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics, private practices and not for profit organisations.

 

Certificate III
National ID: HLT43015
State ID: AWN3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Make a difference in other people’s lives to improve their quality of life.

This certificate is appropriate for new or Certificate III qualified allied health assistants who wish to further develop their professional skills. You'll be working under the delegation of qualified professionals in a rich variety of settings to promote participation in and achievement of functional independence in activity.

Do you want to make a difference in other people’s lives? Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.

Our Mt Lawley campus will be offering the generic range of units to provide you with the skills necessary to seek employment as as an allied health assistant (AHA).
If you are seeking a specialised focus on physiotherapy, this will be offered at our McLarty campus.

You may find employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals and community rehabilitation, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics, private practices and not for profit organisations.

You will learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage, all done with the knowledge of safe work practices, legal and ethical considerations and current industry standards.

You will gain the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions, simulation activities and workplace learning. Then you will undertake six weeks of full-time placement which North Metropolitan TAFE organises for you via our range of industry partners. Online learning makes up a small part of the course delivery but you will also have access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning.

You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course.

Some students have gone on to study allied health degrees at university after this course has ignited their passion.

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT43015
State ID: AB92
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance - Physiotherapy

Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.

You could find employment as an allied health assistant or in a specialised role as a physiotherapist assistant supporting rehabilitation and therapy programs.

Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.

With the growing need for specialised care, after completing this course which has a physiotherapy specialisation, you could find a role as a physiotherapy assistant (PTA) or you could be employed as an allied health assistant (AHA), supporting rehabilitation and therapy programs under the guidance of a qualified physiotherapist. You may find employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals and community rehabilitation, aged care facilities, private practices and not for profit organisations.

You will learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, all done with the knowledge of safe work practices, legal and ethical considerations and current industry standards.

You will gain the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions, simulation activities and workplace learning. Then you will undertake six weeks of full-time placement which North Metropolitan TAFE organises for you via our range of industry partners. Online learning makes up a small part of the course delivery but you will also have access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning.

You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course.

Some students have gone on to study allied health degrees at university after this course has ignited their passion.

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT57915
State ID: AWM7
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology

Work alongside anaesthetists preparing and monitoring patients.

Growth in this field continues to be stable and employment rates are high. You'll be equipped to assist in every step of anaesthetic procedures.

Be part of a vital health care team

This qualification will equip you to work alongside an anaesthetist undertaking the work tasks required of an anaesthetic technician. This includes preparing patients for anaesthesia and then monitoring them during and after surgery.

You are likely to be exposed to a wide range of surgeries with differing needs as well as to unexpected occurrences and allergic reactions requiring you to respond quickly. 

The Diploma course is a very practical, hands-on course, delivered in a face to face classroom format as well as in the simulated anaesthetic technology laboratory. The course is delivered over 18 months and includes a full time clinical placement in a hospital or clinic, organised by North Metropolitan TAFE.

Diploma
State ID: AE218
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Skill sets

COVID-19 Collection Skill Set

Demand for workers in the Pathology industry is high - get the skills you need to start your career.

You'll undertake three units of competency to gain entry level skills to work safely in the pathology industry.

The COVID-19 Collection skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to collect, prepare and dispatch a pathology specimen for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing — a technique used to copy small segments of DNA and to diagnose infections such as COVID-19.

This training will get you job ready for working in hospitals or outpatient clinics, GP clinics and specialist rooms, home collection services and other public and private healthcare settings equip you with the skills and knowledge to. It includes learning to work in compliance with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

The skills you gain are highly transferrable, with PCR used in a number of laboratory and clinical techniques including DNA fingerprinting, detection of bacteria, and diagnosis of genetic disorders. Your skills can also be used for the collection of pathology specimens in anthropological and forensic examination, which could be a pathway into a range of interesting work areas including forensic and criminal sciences.

Skill set
State ID: AE161
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*

COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set (Fee Free)

This skill set is free for everyone

This skill set was developed in consultation with WA employers in the aged care and disability services sectors and the Community Services, Health and Education Training Council to get you job ready for entry-level employment.

This skill set is free for everyone

This COVID-19 Direct Care skill set was developed in consultation with WA employers in the aged care and disability services sectors and the Community Services, Health and Education Training Council. It contains three units of competency chosen to get you job ready for entry-level employment.

  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
  • HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely 
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 
Skill set
National ID: HLT47115
State ID: AWL9
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support

Contribute to safer medication dispensary administration

Gain a range of skills and knowledge including how medications work on the body and how to take them safely, maintaining a sterile environment and medication storage procedures.

A rewarding career supporting hospital pharmacists

During this course you will learn how to support the hospital pharmacist in ensuring patients receive the correct medications and information about how to take their medications safely. This is important because medication errors continue to be the highest number of recorded incidents in health care.

Your attention to detail in reading prescriptions and then recording and labelling medications, will contribute to safer medication dispensary administration. By supporting the hospital pharmacist to provide clear and detailed information to patients about their medications you will be helping patients with many different conditions to understand why they have been prescribed certain medications.

You may choose to go on to work as a hospital pharmacy technician or as a technician at a pharmaceutical company, where you may compound medications for critically unwell patients. Your skills and knowledge may also prove highly valuable at your local pharmacy.

Certificate IV
National ID: HLTSS00064
State ID: AE112
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Online
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set

Protect yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases

Gain an understanding of how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection. This skill set is most suited for those that are working in the health care sector, or those that would like to acquire a new skill before returning to employment.

Protect yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce to practice safe infection control procedures. This skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assist in protecting yourself and others in the community from infectious diseases. 

You will understand how infections are spread, ways of preventing the spread of infection and how to protect yourself and others from infection.  It is most suited for those that are working in the health care sector, or those that would like to acquire a new skill before returning to employment.

This online course allows you to undertake studies within your own timeframe. You will receive a short induction and ongoing support from your lecturer. Once you have completed the online study component you will be required to book into a four hour practical lab session at our Mount Lawley campus where you will practice skills and undertake a workplace assessment.

 

Skill set
National ID: HLT37215
State ID: AWJ9
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price in 2021

Certificate III in Pathology Collection

Make a difference to people's lives

You'll learn to safely take venous blood and other samples, about how the body works, how to prevent the spread of infection as well as medical terms which you will be able use in any further health related studies you may choose to undertake.

Make a difference to people's lives

Do you want to be a part of the health team that assists clients to recover their health status? You could do this by learning how to collect blood samples and other specimens for testing.

You will gain transferable skills which you will be able use in any further health related studies you may choose to undertake.

This course also provides you with the opportunity to meet many different people and help them to feel at ease during their visit.

Certificate III
State ID: AE219
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Skill sets

Pathology Collection Skill Set

Demand for workers in the Pathology industry is high - get the skills you need to start your career.

You'll undertake three units of competency to gain entry level skills to work safely in the pathology industry.

Would you like to be an important part of a team assisting clients to return to better health?

The Pathology Collection Skill Set, which you will complete under the supervision of a trained phlebotomist, will give you the skills to obtain blood samples from a patient for laboratory testing and get you job ready for working in hospital wards or outpatient clinics, GP clinics and specialist rooms, home collection services and other public and private healthcare settings.

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to perform a pathology collection role, comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures, and be able to identify and respond to clinical risks in pathology collection. You’ll also learn important communication skills for working in health care or community services.

Skill set
National ID: HLT37015
State ID: AWK3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

An essential support service for the health industry

Help protect patients from infection. During this course you will learn how to clean, inspect, package, sterilise and distribute instruments and equipment for surgical and clinical procedures. You will also learn about infection control and prevention.

An essential support service for the health industry

Did you know that over one quarter of all people admitted to hospital have an operation? Many more have treatments that require sterile equipment to be used. You could assist in ensuring that patients are protected from infection during their care.

Being able to work with others and carry out your work safely is an important part of sterilisation work and is covered in this course.

On completion of your course you will be able to work in a private or public hospital, a clinic or an operating theatre sterile supply department.

 You'll find our proposed part-time timetable here(opens in a new tab)

Certificate III
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