Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.
Duration: 6 to 12 Months
Delivery Mode: Workplace / Traineeship, Online
Start Date: Enrol Anytime
Recognition: Nationally Recognised Training
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance reflects the role of workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. The worker is required to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional. Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote and must occur within organisation requirements. The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional. The worker 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.
The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance:
- acute care and hospitals
- rehabilitation centres
- aged care facilities
- community and primary healthcare
- schools that are involved with delivering programs to children with special needs.
- Nutrition Assistant
- Physiotherapy Assistant
- Podiatry Assistant
- Therapy Assistance
There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the certificate IV level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.
Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.
Students must satisfy the following age, English and Academic requirements:
- Age: must be 17 years or over
- Undertake Pre-Training Review
- Undertake LLN and digital numeracy assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
- Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smart phone with an internet access
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:
- lectures / Instructions
- demonstrations and modelling
- practice opportunities
- brainstorming activities
- group discussions
- guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies
- Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
- The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.
- Box Hill
Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)
Assessment method may include:
- Knowledge Questions
- Written Assignment & Case studies
- Workplace Assessment
- Log Book
- Projects / Research Reviews
All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)
To achieve Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance qualification the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. If a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.
The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance requires 16 units of Competency.
7 core units and 9 elective units.
|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|
Industry Suggested Electives:
Group A electives – PHYSIOTHERAPY specialisation
|HLTAHA003||Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program|
|HLTAHA005||Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility|
Group B electives – PODIATRY specialisation
|HLTAHA006||Assist with basic foot hygiene|
|HLTAHA007||Assist with podiatric procedures|
|HLTAHA008||Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise|
Group C electives – OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY specialisation
|HLTAHA010||Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status|
|HLTAHA016||Support the fitting of assistive equipment|
Group D electives – COMMUNITY REHABILITATION specialisation
|HLTAHA004||Support client independence and community participation|
|HLTAHA024||Work within a community rehabilitation environment|
Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.