In a nutshell
The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) offered by Open Colleges, in partnership with Integrated Care Management Training (ICMT), will give you the skills and training to begin your career as a physiotherapist’s assistant or aide, or allied health assistant.
This online allied health course will give you a thorough education in the areas of health care crucial to being a skilled assistant, such as communication in a health context, assistance in rehabilitation, assistance in physiotherapy treatment, organisational effectiveness in health and WHS processes. Upon completion of this program you will have the skills and knowledge to pursue a new career as a trained and competent assistant.
Students 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 assistance program, the subjects you’ll 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
- HLTAHA003 – Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
- HLTAHA005 – Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
- CHCCCS002 – Assist with movement
- 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.