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.
- Specific therapeutic interventions
- Effective communication with clients and team
- Supporting individual client needs
- Managing therapy groups
- Use of assistive equipment
I have the following attributes:
- Enjoy working with people
- Have strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Energetic, positive attitude and passion for helping others
- Caring, understanding, patient and calm
|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|
In addition to the 16 units this course includes a 120 hour practical placement. This work placement is organised for you by North Metropolitan TAFE.
You do not need to have completed a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance first but some students may find this beneficial especially if returning to study after a long break or upon leaving high school.
If you enjoy working with people, have strong communication/ interpersonal skills and believe you have the ability to study at a certificate IV level it may be possible for you to enter this course.
Other costs in addition to course fees:
- Polo Shirt (approx. $29)
- Police Clearance (approx. $72) prior to commencement of work placement and employment
- Working with Children’s Check (WWC) prior to commencement of work placement and employment
- First Aid Certificate and CPR
- Department of Health Screening Card
- Medical Clearance
Including vaccinations - you will need to provide proof of immunisation against:
- Chicken Pox (Varicella)
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
- Hepatitis B
- Influenza (annual)
- MRSA test
- TB test results
Other job titles may include:
- Physiotherapy Assistant
- Allied Health Assistant
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
Study options and next steps
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Semester 1, 2022
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue) - On Campus
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|Where||Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)|
Half price fees
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Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types. They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students. Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.
Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T 1300 300 822