In a nutshell
This online HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) offered by Open Colleges in association with Integrated Care Management & Training Pty Ltd (RTO: 90197), gives you the education and skills to forge a successful career as a speech pathology assistant.
Whether you’re changing careers, keen to bolster existing skills or just entering the workforce, this online health assistance course qualifies you to work under a qualified professional to assist clients to overcome speech, understanding and swallowing difficulties caused by conditions like autism, stroke, stuttering, cleft palate and Down’s syndrome.
You’ll learn to support the development of speech and communication skills, provide support in dysphagia management, and assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems. You’ll also develop skills in case management, conducting group sessions, and legal and ethical compliance procedures.
Gain practical skills
Students of the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.
The Certificate IV will be issued by Integrated Care Management & Training Pty Ltd.
PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrollment with Open Colleges.
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 you 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
- HLTAHA012 – Support the development of speech and communication skills
- HLTAHA013 – Provide support in dysphagia management
- HLTAHA014 – Assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems
- BSBINM301 – Organise workplace information
- HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life support
- HLTAID011 – 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.