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  • HLT43015

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Occupational Therapy
At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in the health sector with this mid-level course that will qualify you to work as an assistant to an occupational therapist in a diverse range of settings.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Community Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

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Course overview

Course overview

Start your career in the health sector with this mid-level qualification. This course is perfect for people looking to gain a broad overview of the healthcare system as well as knowledge unique to occupational therapy. The sector is undergoing strong job growth in Australia with more than 50,000 jobs expected to open in the next five years.

This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge to recognise healthy body systems, interpret and apply medical terminology, and assist in the rehabilitation of clients. You will also gain specialised skills in the fitting of assistive equipment and the development and maintenance of client function status. Our highly-experienced teaching staff are leaders in their field and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to succeed in your studies.

This course will qualify you to work as an assistant to an occupational therapist as well as prepare you to undertake further studies in this field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
BSBMED301
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Other
M00VPC120
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Gold Coast
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
HLTAHA016
Support the fitting of assistive equipment
HLTAHA010
Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
HLTAHA005
Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
HLTAHA003
Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
HLTAHA001
Assist with an allied health program
CHCCCS023
Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS020
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS002
Assist with movement
Other
CHCAGE001
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS001
Address the needs of people with chronic disease
CHCCCS002
Assist with movement
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS006
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCCCS020
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS023
Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS027
Visit client residence
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCDIS007
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCHCS001
Provide home and community support services
CHCLAH001
Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
HLTAHA001
Assist with an allied health program
HLTAHA003
Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
HLTAHA005
Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
HLTAHA009
Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
HLTAHA010
Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
HLTAHA011
Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes
HLTAHA016
Support the fitting of assistive equipment
HLTAHA024
Work within a community rehabilitation environment

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students are aged 18 or older by the course commencement date.

Vocational placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 120 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Please note: prior to placement you will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check). 

If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

You will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these placement requirements, which may include an additional cost of approximately $45 for a Criminal History Check.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You may also be required to purchase uniform items, including TAFE Queensland branded items. These details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation. The purchase of these uniform items may incur additional costs of approximately $35.00.

Need to know

Immunisation Documentation:
You must have commenced the vaccination regimes listed below before or at the time of enrolment.  You must provide full vaccination history for all of the following vaccination regimes, including serology evidence of immunity where indicated. You may also need to contact your local doctor to assist you with this evidence.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Vaccination and serology evidence requirements may alter during your studies, in accordance with changes to industry requirements and/or Australian Immunisation Guidelines.

  • Hepatitis B - you must commence or have undertaken an age appropriate course of vaccination.  Students must not undertake an accelerated course of vaccination. To prove immunity you will need to have a blood test (serology) after the completion of the full vaccination course.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - provide serology or evidence of completed vaccinations.
  • MMR (Measles Mumps and Rubella) - provide serology or evidence of completed vaccinations.
  • dTpa (Adult Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) - provide evidence that you have received a booster within the last 10 years.
  • Influenza is highly recommended.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their documentation remains current throughout their studies.
Any costs associated in acquiring the above documents are in addition to course costs and will be borne by the student.
TAFE Queensland strongly recommends that prior to enrolment students consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland