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 themselves.
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
Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.
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 for 80% discount on the tuition 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).
Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don’t meet the upskilling requirement.