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HLT33015 / HLT43015

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

Gain valuable skills and experience in allied health assistance that will set you up for a career in a growing sector of the healthcare industry.

Kick-start your career as an occupational therapy assistant with a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

Completing a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) will lead you towards a career assisting an occupational therapist and helping improve the quality of life of individuals who’ve suffered from illness, injury or accident. If you want to work in the healthcare field with patients to help make their lives easier, then an occupational therapy assistant could be the role for you.  

Through these dual courses, you’ll learn the necessary skills and training required to work as an allied health occupational health assistant who aids health professionals under predetermined guidelines. Depending on the setting, work may include following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional.  

The dual qualifications are structured so that upon completion of the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance where you gain an entry level understanding of the industry, you move straight into a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) to focus on your specialty area and streamline your learning experience.  

According to research conducted by PayScale, the average occupational therapy assistant salary in Australia sits at a median of $52,000 annually, sitting between a low of $49,000 and high of $61,000. As a well-paying, in-demand role, working as an occupational therapy assistant will set you up for a thriving career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of your patients.  

Enrol in a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) today and gain nationally recognised qualifications that will lead you to your dream job.   

The HLT33015 Certificate III and the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) is a Nationally Recognised course.

Course Outcomes

With a nationally recognised dual qualification in allied health assistance, you’ll be prepared to enter the workforce and be open to a wide range of employment opportunities. There’s so much you can do with the skills and experience gained through this course and these will be looked upon favourably by employers.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational therapy assistants partner with occupational therapists to develop and deliver programs for patients, helping them perform day-to-day tasks more comfortably and confidently. Regular tasks include fitting assistive equipment as directed by the occupational therapist.

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Allied Health Assistant

Working directly with allied health professionals, you will help develop programs and conduct therapeutic activities to identify, treat, and prevent various conditions and illnesses in patients. 

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Physiotherapy Assistant

A Physiotherapy Assistant is a hands-on and highly patient-based role. Your responsibilities will include providing patient care and supporting patients to complete their treatment plans related to their injury, illness, or disability.

Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the next year. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 23 November 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 197.

Course snapshot
Qualification

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

Delivery structure

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Theoretical Elements: 

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform. 

Practical Elements: 

120 hours of work placement with an allied health professional sourced by the student.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

Theoretical Elements: 

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform. 

Duration

Up to 18 months

Study load
  • 120 hours of practical work placement.
  • 19 course units to complete.
  • Complete one course unit every 3 weeks to graduate in 18 months.
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Delivery Structure

Starting with the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and then moving into the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) the entire course can be broken down into four parts:

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1. Theoretical

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance - Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.

Components

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11 course units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.
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2. Work Placement

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance - When undertaking both qualifications the student must complete at least 120 hours of practical placement with a qualified allied health professional. Please note if you undertake these qualifications separately, you will be required to complete 80 hours in the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and a further 120 hours in the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy).

Components

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Students will need to source work placement with an Allied Health Professional.
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Where required, we may assist you in identifying work placement options.
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3. Theoretical

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) - Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.

Components

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8 course units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.

Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).

Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.

MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.

Internet Browser: Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

Office Equipment:  Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.

Mobile Phone with Video Capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course may require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.

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4. Work Placement

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) - When undertaking both qualifications the student must complete at least 120 hours of practical placement with a qualified allied health professional. Please note if you undertake these qualifications separately, you will be required to complete 80 hours in the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and a further 120 hours in the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy).

Components

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Students will need to source work placement with an Allied Health Professional.
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Where required, we may assist you in identifying work placement options.

Units

Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Cost & Payment

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (including all resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 197.

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