In a nutshell
The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) offered by Open Colleges gives you the training to start your career in occupational therapy.
If you’re keen to help those affected by illness, injury, accident or ageing to resume everyday activities, then this is the course for you. In this online occupational therapy course, you’ll learn to interpret and apply medical terminology, assist with client movement and rehabilitation, respond to challenging behaviour, undertake case management, and implement infection control policies.
You’ll also develop key management and communication skills to give you a professional edge in the workplace. Students may require a current First Aid Certificate to commence placement at some workplaces.
Students of this course must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.
What you’ll need
To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have completed Year 10, or equivalent; OR
- Hold a certificate II or higher qualification; OR
- Have at least 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
Students are required to be at least 18 years of age.
- Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level; or
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
- 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
- You will need access to a reliable computer and an internet connections, as well as basic computer skills.
- Students need to be fit to:
- Stand or stoop for long periods of time
- Undertake light physical labour
- Manage exposure to blood, chemicals, and other bodily fluids
- Learners undertaking the unit HLTAID003 Provide first aid, will be required to undertake Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) continuously for a minimum 2 minutes while kneeling on the floor as indicated in the assessment requirements for the unit.
In this allied health course, the subjects may study include:
- HLTAHA001 – Assist with an allied health program
- CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships
- CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
- BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
- HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
- HLTAAP002 – Confirm physical health status
- HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
- HLTAHA010 – Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
- HLTAHA016 – Support the fitting of assistive equipment
- HLTAHA009 – Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
- BSBINM301 – Organise workplace information
- HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life support
- HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.
The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.