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Have you always dreamed of helping people find the right support and information about their health? There has never been a more crucial time for accurate health information and a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is a great way to make that happen.
The course will give you a solid understanding of allied health programs, basic medical terminology, infection prevention and control policies.
You’ll learn to communicate with allied health professionals and patients in a caring, intelligent manner, while being able to work alongside allied health workers. You’ll also learn to put treatment plans in place and discuss therapeutic solutions in aged and disability care, child welfare, youth and multicultural services.
Taught on-campus for 12-months, you’ll attend classes two days a week, making this a really flexible way to fit study in with your work and life commitments. You’ll be guided by our expert teachers, while also being able to put your new skills into action right away in the workplace!
This course will truly take you into any care sector that you’re passionate about, while opening so many doors when it comes to employment in settings like sporting clubs, private practice and hospitals.
Some of those doors could lead to work in occupational therapy, physiotherapy or community rehabilitation. And if you’re wanting to take your studies even further, there are a huge range of options. You’ll be qualified to undertake studies in health and social science, or fitness and wellbeing, while being able to bridge to University with a Bachelor of Allied Science in Occupational Therapy.
Don’t worry, we’ll be here to help you make all of those choices if and when the time comes, because we know they’re not always easy!
Go on, become the industry professional you’re meant to be with a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance at TAFE Gippsland and help set yourself up for a long, rewarding and successful career.
Please note, to achieve this qualification, you will complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within a health setting, either a private practice, hospital, aged care facility or in community services.
TimesMorwell: 01/02/2021: Thursday, Friday 9.00am-3.00pm
Morwell: 12/07/2021: Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am-3.00pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.
Allied health assistance supporting physiotherapist, occupational therapist and community rehabilitation within a private practice, sporting club or hospital setting.
Opportunities for Further Study
After graduating from the Certificate IV in Allied Health, you may continue studies in health and social science, or fitness and wellbeing.
Bridge over to University with Bachelor of Allied Science in Occupational Therapy
Mandatory entry requirements
- 18 years or above
- Police Check and WWC card.
- Completed LLN assessment level required for a Certificate IV level
- Flu vaccination in high peak flu season
Recommended entry requirements
- To be fit and able to move around on feet all day while physically supporting patients and clients while performing job duites.
Specialist Course Information
PlacementMinimum of 120 hours of placement
Placement is arranged by: Institute
Before placement can occur, students must have their:
- Working with children's card
- Police check
- Flu vaccination in high peak flu season
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|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|
|HLTAID003 Provide first aid|
|HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements|
|CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTAHA003 Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program|
|HLTAHA004 Support client independence and community participation|
|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|
|HLTAHA024 Work within a community rehabilitation environment|