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Have you always dreamed of helping people find the right support and information about their health? A Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance will give you a solid understanding of allied health programs, basic medical terminology, infection prevention and control policies. You’ll also learn to communicate with allied health professionals and patients in a caring, intelligent manner.
Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to work alongside allied health workers, putting treatment plans in place and discussing therapeutic solutions in aged and disability care, child welfare, youth and multicultural services. This course will truly take you into any care sector that you’re passionate about.
This qualification reflects the role of students who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals.
With the Certificate IV in Allied Health offered at TAFE Gippsland you have three specialisations that you can work under:
- Occupational Therapy
- Community Rehabilitation
To achieve this qualification, the student will complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within a health setting, either private practice, hospital, aged care facility or community services.
TimesThursday and Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
One online day
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
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
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|