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HLTSS00055 Allied Health Assistance - Podiatry Skill Set

National ID: HLTSS00055 | State ID: AD314

Stand out from the crowd with this skill set

If you've completed a Health related Certificate III (or higher) qualification, this specialised Podiatry Assistant skill set will enhance your skills and help improve your employability.

After successful completion you may gain employment working alongside podiatrists and other allied health professionals to provide support to a range of people needing therapeutic and basic foot care as well as people living with foot problems associated with chronic health conditions.

You'll attend campus for a two week intensive face-to-face delivery with the opportunity to gain practical skills at a health clinic before completing a minimum of 120 hours of practical experience in the form of a 3 week full-time placement.

Gain these skills
  • Assist with basic foot hygiene
  • Assist with podiatric surgical procedures
  • Assist with orthotic and footwear preparation and modification
  • Help with balance and fall monitoring in rehab settings
  • Clean, sterilise and store podiatric equipment
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Commitment to working in the health sector
  • Attention to detail
  • Well organised with good time management skills
  • Good listening and communication skills


Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

This skill set is intended for those who have completed a Health related Certificate III (or higher) qualification.  You may be already working in a health care setting or wanting to enter the industry.

Important information

This skill set has a practical work placement consisting of a 120 hours. 
Placement requires either:

  • a minimum three weeks of full-time (40 hour week) practical placement
  • or by individual arrangement

You'll also need to provide evidence of:

  • Working With Children Check
  • National Police Clearance
Job opportunities

After successful completion of this specialised skill set you may gain employment in a range of facilities such as:

  • private and public hospitals,
  • aged care facilities,
  • community rehabilitation centres,
  • private practice,
  • community health centres
Further study
How to apply

Ready to apply for this skill set? 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

This course is currently undergoing delivery planning and information will be available on our website shortly. Check back later, or use the course enquiry form below to have our Client Contact Centre contact you with further information about the next course start, delivery locations and study modes.

Course enquiry

Please note This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the 'How to apply' tab above.

Page last updated August 21, 2020