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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

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  • Objectives
    This course is suited to those already working in the field who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. There will be significant upfront assessment and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for existing workers.
  • Entry requirements
    Preference is given to mature age applicants already working in the field. Attendance at an information session. Police check and Working With Children check required. Police Check
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This qualification develops the competencies required to provide assistance to the Allied Health Professional. The graduate will be qualified to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional eg. Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist.
    It is also suited to those already working in the field providing therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals - for existing workers there is the opportunity to be assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Campuses
    Frankston

    Study Mode
    Full-time – blended study

    Duration
    1 year

    Commencement Date and Intakes
    February

    Entrance Requirements
    VCE and/or mature age

    Selection Criteria
    Interview may be required.

    Application Procedure
    Apply direct to Chisholm Institute

    Study Areas
    Communication, Infection Control, Occupational Health and Safety, Teamwork, Client Service, Client Movement, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Recording and Reporting, Client Care, HACC, Older Persons, Disability, Diffcult and Challenging behaviour, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant

    HLTAH301A Assist with an allied health program - 40 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide basic assistance to an allied health professional. This unit of competency provides a general introduction to working as an assistant in the allied health area

    HLTCSD201B Maintain high standard of client care - 30 hours
    This unit describes skills and knowledge for care assistance workers and other workers who have contact with clients required to deliver and maintain a high standard of service

    HLTCSD305B Assist with client movement - 20 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to support clients who require assistance with basic physical movement which may be due to incapacity

    HLTHIR301A Communicate and work effectively in health - 20 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a health setting with clients, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements

    HLTHIR402B Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry – 30 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to effective organisation outcomes in the health industry by practising and promoting legal and ethical work practices to protect client safety and enhance outcomes for the organisation and its clients in the broader health industry context

    HLTIN301A Comply with infection control policies and procedures in health work – 20 hours
    This unit acknowledges the importance of complying with an effective infection control strategy that ensures the safety of the client (or end-user of health-related products/services), maintains personal protection and prevents the transmission of infections from person to person

    HLTHIR506B Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements – 50 hours
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements relevant in the work area

    HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes – 20 hours
    This unit specifies the workplace performance required by an employee to contribute to OHS processes where there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others

    BSBMED201A Use basic medical terminology - 30 hours
    This unit covers understanding and responding to instructions, carrying out routine tasks and communicating with a range of internal/external clients in a Medical Office, using appropriate basic medical terminology.

    HLTAP301A Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context - 70 hours
    This unit of competency describes the basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology required to recognise body systems and their components and to identify and refer alterations associated with the functioning of the human body in the context of health care work

    HLT306B Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour - 20 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour of clients and others. These skills are associated with handling difficult incidents rather than managing ongoing behaviour difficulties

    CHCAC1C Provide support to an older person - 50 hours
    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by workers within their designated role and responsibilities to support an older people maintain their quality of life.

    CHCHC301B Work effectively in a home and community care environment - 50 hours
    This unit covers the introductory skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a home care environment and community settings with clients, family members, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements. Home care services may include: respite care, personal care, household maintenance, personal assistance and food services. Community settings include shops, streets, parks, day programs, venues and vehicles.

    CHCDIS1C Orientation to disability work - 50 hours
    This unit is intended to provide an introduction to working with people with a disability.

    HLTIN403B Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures – 50 hours
    This unit is concerned with infection control responsibilities of employees with supervisory accountability to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures in a specific work unit or team within an organisation

    HLTAH401A Deliver and monitor a client-specific exercise program – 40 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to deliver and monitor a therapeutic exercise program that has been developed by a physiotherapist to address requirements of individual clients with low levels of mobility or specific mobility needs

    HLTAH402A Assist with physiotherapy treatments and interventions – 40 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to support a range of physiotherapy treatments, including respiratory support and electrotherapy

    HLTAH403A Deliver and monitor exercise program for mobility – 40 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to support individuals participating in group physiotherapy programs designed to restore optimum movement and functional independence. Typical programs and treatments may include exercise regimes and the use of gym equipment

    HLTAH407A Assist with the rehabilitation of clients – 90 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to receive and respond to rehabilitation programs developed by allied health professionals

    HLTAH408A Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status – 90 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to support clients to participate in developmental activities that will enhance or maintain functional status

    HLTAH409A Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes – 60 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare and implement group activities to meet individual client outcomes

    HLTAH414A Support the fitting of assistive devices – 70 hours
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work with clients, their carers and other members of a multi-disciplinary team, where appropriate, to provide and fit assistive devices to meet individual client needs. This will include confirmation of the suitability of the prescription, suitability of fit and operation and the capacity or social interaction of the client which may include use of the assistive devices

    Assessment
    May include assignments, project work, presentations, written and practical examinations, workplace assessment

    Features

    Blended Delivery Model;
    -On-campus (equivalent of 2 days a week)
    -Online
    -Clinical placement *There is an induction and support to online delivery

    Career Opportunities
    Allied Health Assistant, Therapy Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/RCC
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course
    Contact the department for further details

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