An Allied Health Assistant has a hands-on role, assisting Allied Health professionals (Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, and Community Rehabilitation Therapist) with the health care plans of their clients.
A treatment plan is set out by the Allied Health professional to support the diagnosis of the client/patient. Then the primary role of the Allied Health Assistant is to follow up the treatment plan with the client/patient to assist with their recovery and to support the patient/client with their health care to increase mobility, independence and their ability to care for themelves.
In this collaborative role, the Allied Health Assistant will work to provide a high standard of patient therapy and support in order to improve the client’s quality of life and wellbeing.
Allied Health Assistants can also help reduce the risk of complications in chronic conditions or following illness or injury.
This qualification covers workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. The worker is required to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional.
Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote and must occur within organisation requirements.
The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional
There is a mandatory placement component for successful completion of the course. This will be carried out over a four week period.
You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.