Certificate IV In Allied Health Assistance

Certificate IV In Allied Health Assistance

Course Code
:
HLT43015
Department
:
Health CoE
Study Area(s)
:
Allied Health, Free TAFE
Campus
:
ESSENDON
Course Length
:
Full-time(9 months)

Start Date(s): February 25
2021
End Date(s): December
2021
Days and Time: Wednesday 9 - 4 pm
Thursday 1.30 - 8.30 pm
scheduled Saturdays 9 - 3.30 pm

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of online/face-to-face practical assessment. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Our combination model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. 
  
You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

Practical Placement is a mandatory component of this course. Kangan Institute will make efforts to secure an appropriate placement. Due to the current environment and circumstances outside our control, placements may be delayed. This may then impact the completion dates for this course and deferment of graduation.

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.

Before you can start your practical placement, you will need to provide the following compulsory requirements:

•       A valid Working with Children Check (Volunteer)

•       A satisfactory National Police Check – National Police checks are conducted via fit2work. An account with fit2work will be created using the student’s name and the Bendigo TAFE issued student email address, once studies in the program have commenced. Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.

•       An up to date immunisation/vaccination record as per course requirements

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

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. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. 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.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBMED301Interpret And Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately (BSBMED301)60
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)30
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)40
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)80
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)70
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status (HLTAAP002)90
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)25

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCCCS002Assist with movement (CHCCCS002)25
HLTAHA001Assist with an allied health program (HLTAHA001)65
HLTAHA003Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program (HLTAHA003)85
HLTAHA004Support client independence and community participation (HLTAHA004)70
HLTAHA005Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility (HLTAHA005)70
HLTAHA010Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status (HLTAHA010)90
HLTAHA011Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes (HLTAHA011)60
HLTAHA016Support the fitting of assistive equipment (HLTAHA016)70
HLTAHA024Work within a community rehabilitation environment (HLTAHA024)55

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course.  Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods.  You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate.  This is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

If you are selected for this course and would like information on Skills Recognition, please contact 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au  

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2021 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$2807.25
$561.45
$7889.85
Apprentice/Trainee
$N/A
$N/A
$N/A

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$51.50

Average course
consumable fees*
$584.50

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2021 Student Services Fee (Table 3)


 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2021: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
985 985 $2.85 $0.57 $8.01

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2021. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule.

Can I apply?

  • Must be aged 18 years or older
  • Must Attend an Information Session
  • A pre-training review interview and LLN assessment with ACSF Level 4 Literacy and Level 3 Numeracy 
  • Written Assessment
  • National Police Record Check – must be dated within 12 months of practical placement
  • Up to date Immunisation including Flu Vaccination (Mandatory for Placement)
  • A valid Working with Children Check
  • Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration

Where and how can I study?

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. 
  
You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

This course is run from the Essendon Campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge, and professional attributes to work in public and private hospitals, clinics and the rehabilitation in a Health Care environment.

By completing this course, graduates can have the opportunity to work across a large range of Allied Health areas. Our learning facilitators are all qualified and bring with them current work practices in these specialist areas. Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Community Rehabilitation Assistant. It is emerging as the preferred qualification in hospitals and super clinics and rehabilitation centres.  

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills and knowledge enabling you to assist and work with Specialist Clinician in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Community Rehabilitation as Allied Health Assistants in a Health Care environment.

What qualifications will I receive?

When you successfully complete this course, you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework, this program is nationally recognised.  

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students completing the course can undertake further studies including diplomas in specialist key therapy areas as well as the Diploma of Nursing at Kangan Institute's Moonee Ponds campus. Students can also undertake the Bachelor of Health Sciences at La Trobe University's Bundoora Campus.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you may click the 'Apply Here' button to begin our online application process. 

How will I be selected for this course?

Applications are now open for our next intake, commencing in February 2021.

Applications can be made via the 'Apply Here' button at the top of the screen.  

As part of the application process, you are required to attend an information session where you will be given comprehensive course information; including fees, practical placement and the units you will study. You will also be able to ask any questions that you may have. You must also sit an English and Maths assessment, as well as a written assessment, on campus, before you can be considered for a place in the course.