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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy)

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Allied health assistants (AHAs) provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
HLT43015
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul
Domestic Fees
$14,637 total

About this course

Allied health assistants (AHAs) provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists. The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional. AHAs may be engaged to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. The worker, in conjunction with the allied health professional, may have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistance workers.

Students who have successfully completed the Certificate III in Allied Health HLT33015 are eligible for an upgrade stream. Students will receive credit for past subjects and are able to complete the Certificate IV within six months. A fantastic way to study, upgrading your qualification, while you are already working in the field

TIMETABLE: Three days per week
All students are required to complete 120 hours of practical placement to successfully complete this course.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with theoretical components of the course online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available.

Practical skills training and assessment will be carried out in scheduled small classes to meet social distancing requirements. Practical Placement is a required component of this course and will be scheduled as soon as possible with an appropriate placement host. Given the current environment, however, this may take longer than normal and therefore, expected completion dates for the course may need to be extended to take account of deferred placement.

If you have any queries on the practical placement of a course, please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or enquiries@chisholm.edu.au.

Entry requirements

All applicants are required to complete BSKB and must obtain exit level 3 in both literacy and numeracy (working at level 4)., Applicants are required to have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent, Minimum of 16 years of age, Parental agreement for students under 18 years of age required, Please note: students need a Valid Working with Children Check (volunteer), a clear national police check and immunisations to undertake practical placement. Students will be unable to successfully complete the course without completing placement

Study locations

Berwick

Frankston

Career pathways

  • allied health assistant
  • occupational therapy assistant
  • physiotherapy assistant
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