In a nutshell
This online Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) (HLT43015) offered by Open Colleges in partnership with Integrated Care Management Training (ICMT), 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 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) (HLT43015) must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.
How can Open Colleges help you? Find out more here.
What you’ll need
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:
- Have completed Year 10, or equivalent; OR
- Hold a certificate II or higher; OR
- Have at least 2 years' relevant vocational experience in a role that requires written documentation and communication
Applicants must be aged 16 or older.
In this allied health 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
- 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
- HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. All courses are delivered by correspondence, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.