In a nutshell
If you are looking to start a successful healthcare career, this HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance dual qualification from Foundation Education can open many doors in this exciting field. By completing this course and becoming a qualified Allied Health Assistant, you will gain all the necessary skills to confidently assist other health care professionals in diagnosing, preventing and treating a range of conditions and illnesses across a wide variety of fields, from physiotherapy and occupational therapy to nutrition and dietetics.
The course is structured in a way that will streamline your studies and allow you to complete both Certificate III and Certificate IV qualifications without having to complete additional practical work. Initially you will study units required for completion of Certificate III that will teach you all the basics of allied health work, followed by a Certificate IV course which will give you a more in-depth and specialised understanding of various functions you will perform as an Allied Health Assistant.
You’re required to do at least 120 hours of work placement prior to graduation.
At the completion of the course you will have all the knowledge required to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional and you will be able to commence work in a range of health institutions such as hospitals, private practices, community health centres or care homes.
What you’ll need
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
As this is an online course you will need a reliable PC or a laptop and an internet connection.
When undertaking both qualifications the student must complete at least 120 hours of practical placement with a qualified allied health professional. Please note if you undertake these qualifications separately, you will be required to complete 80 hours in the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and a further 120 hours in the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. Students may need to undertake a Working with Children check to meet individual work placement employer requirements.
We will assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing.
When completing this HLT33015 Certificate III and HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance dual qualification from Foundation Education, you may study the following units:
- BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
- CHCCCS010 - Maintain high standard of service
- CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
- HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
- HLTAHA001 - Assist with an allied health program
- HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
- HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
- BSBINN301 - Promote innovation in a team environment
- BSBWOR204 - Use business technology
- HLTAID011* - Provide First Aid
- CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
- HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
- HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- HLTINF007 - Implement and monitor infection prevention and control standards, policies and procedures
- BSBINM301 - Organise workplace information
- HLTAHA011 - Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes
- HLTAID009* - Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- HLTAHA010 - Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
*This course contains the units, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid and HLTAID009 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for these units at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid and CPR certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against these units on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.
Why Foundation Education?
Foundation Education provides students with access to quality vocational education and employment opportunities alongside their sister brand, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), and a robust network of industry partners all around Australia.
With courses designed by industry experts, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to graduate with the job-ready skills employers seek. Plus, you can learn at your pace and place with flexible study options.
Whether you're interested in a career as a Dental Assistant, Teacher Aide, Office Manager, Physiotherapy Assistant, or something else, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go.
The Foundation Education difference means:
- Flexible Online Study – The theoretical component of the courses can be completed online at your own pace.
- Dedicated Student Support – Industry-experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.
- Industry Relevant Courses – Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready.
- National Recognised Training - Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements.
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