Working in the allied health industry means you'll be part of a team focused on holistic care. This qualification will provide you with the skills to support allied health professionals, (e.g. physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists) in their private practices or healthcare facilities. You'll be interested in not just the medical aspects of health, but how people function and how you can help them maintain independence. As a member of an allied health team, you can make a real difference to people’s lives. There are several compulsory fieldwork tasters and placements as part of the program, so you'll gain real-world experience. Upon successful graduation, you'll be on your way to a fulfilling career providing therapeutic and program related support.
- Communicate and work in health or community services
- Work with diverse people
- Manage legal and ethical compliance
- Recognise healthy body systems
- Confirm physical health status
- Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
- Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
- Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
- Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
- Support the fitting of assistive equipment
- Assist with movement
- Work with people with mental health issues
- Assist with an allied health program
- Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
- Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAHA003 Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
HLTAHA005 Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
HLTAHA010 Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
HLTAHA016 Support the fitting of assistive equipment
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
HLTAHA011 Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
Additional selectable units may apply.
The method of assessment varies and can include (but is not limited to):
- Observation in the workplace or simulated environment
- Written tasks, including quizzes
- Research tasks, including projects
- Oral presentations
- Group work
By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF qualification.
- Leisure and recruitment officer
- Personal care assistant
- Therapy assistant
- Podiatry assistant
- Physiotherapy assistant
- Speech pathology assistant
- Occupational therapy assistant
- Allied health assistant
- Nutrition assistant
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- McKoy Street Main Campus VIC
Full-time: 12 months
2 days per week, 9am-4pm
Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of their first clinical placement. During relevant stages of the course, students complete a 15 day period (120 hours) of clinical placement for which 100% attendance is required. Students will need a current police check, working with children check and an updated immunisation record. These placements are organised by Wodonga TAFE. The specific aims of the Clinical Placement are:
- To apply knowledge learned during your studies in the workplace;
- To gain skills that are recognised by industry;
- To become familiar with employers’ expectations;
- To increase your employment options and employability skills; and
- To broaden your understanding of the industry.
You must complete a Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to your application being sent to the department for assessment:
- Test registration must be completed via Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wodonga-tafe-core-skills-profile-for-adults-cspa-acer-assessment-schedule-tickets-49078183167, and select from registration dates listed. All literacy and numeracy registrations must be completed by the applicant by 12pm on the business day prior to the test date via the registration page.
- Attendance is required strictly 15 minutes before start time in Room A116, Building A, Wodonga TAFE, 87 McKoy Street, Wodonga. All candidates must attend with their Photo ID and Booking Confirmation.
- Note: Completion of and passing the literacy and numeracy entry test does not guarantee a place in the course at Wodonga TAFE. Numbers are limited and selected applicants will be contacted to attend an interview.
From 1 January 2019, Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that will pay your tuition fees to study in this selected course at Wodonga TAFE, if you’re eligible, subject to minimum numbers.
Government Funded $3,581.25 (Tuition $3,581.25, Materials $0.00)
Concession $716.25 (Tuition $716.25, Materials $0.00)
Fee For Service $4,775.00 (Tuition $4,775.00, Materials $0.00)
Fees Additional Information
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the 'Apply Now' tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
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On successful completion of this course, students are eligible for membership with the APA under the PTA (Physiotherapy Assistance) category. The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance provides a foundation on which you can pursue a career in health. Charles Sturt University offers a three-year undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science, which provides a pathway to a professional career in health (for example in medicine, physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, or speech pathology).
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