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HLT33015 & HLT43015

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance & 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.

Kickstart 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 a profession as 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 profession, 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.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Education

Whilst there are no formal recognition of prior learning (RPL) or entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.​​​​

Minimum Age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to successfully complete the online part of the education support course you will need regular access to the following:

  • 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
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

Work Placement

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. 

Students may need to undertake a Working with Children check to meet individual work placement employer requirements.  

We will assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing.

Qualification

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

Delivery

Online course, combined with 120 hours of practical work placement available

Length

The length of the course is up to 18 months

Study Load

Submit 1 unit of competency every 3 weeks to graduate in 18 months

Cost

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

In just 18 months from commencement of your studies, you’ll be fully qualified and ready to enter the workforce. There are several career pathways possible with a Certificate III and IV in Allied Health Assistance under your belt. The skills you learn at Foundation Education will be transferrable across a variety of healthcare related roles for you to pick from.

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. 

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.

Medical Imaging Assistant

A medical imaging assistant works in the radiology department of a hospital, clinic or other health care facility. The assistant is a valued member of a health care team, assisting the radiologic technologist with patients during the imaging process. 

Physiotherapy Assistant

Encourage patients to complete their treatment of injury, illness or disability-related physical issues. 

Delivery Options and Length

Online course, combined with 120 hours of practical work placement

Flexible online learning, via My eCampus, combined with 120 hours of work placement with an allied health professional sourced by the student.

The length of the course is up to: 18 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.

Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.

Instalment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.

Online course, combined with 120 hours of practical work placement

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology. It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various medical administration contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgment using appropriate knowledge to provide technical advice and support to a team.

CHCCCS010

Maintain high standard of service
This unit describes the skills and knowledge to deliver and maintain a high standard of service.

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

HLTAHA001

Assist with an allied health program
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide basic assistance to an allied health professional. This unit applies to allied health assistants working in a health or community context. 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.

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

BSBINN301

Promote innovation in a team environment
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to be an effective and proactive member of an innovative team. It applies to individuals who play a proactive role in demonstrating, encouraging or supporting innovation in a team environment. The individual may be a team participant or a team leader. Teams may be formal or informal and may comprise a range of personnel.

BSBWOR204

Use business technology
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use computer software and organise electronic information and data. It applies to individuals who apply a limited range of practical skills with a fundamental knowledge of equipment use and the organisation of data in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

* HLTAID003

Provide first aid
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. *This course contains units, HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for these units at a reduced price or you may source your own training provider. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid and CPR certificate for us to process a Credit Transfer against these units on your student record.

CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, before developing and monitoring policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology. This unit applies to individuals working directly with clients and who assist in the provision of health care services. Some disciplines may be subject to state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members. This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

BSBINM301

Organise workplace information
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise and apply workplace information in the context of an organisation’s work processes and knowledge management systems. It applies to individuals who perform a defined range of skilled operations in various work contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate knowledge of information management to provide technical advice and support to a team.

* HLTAID001

Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. *This course contains units, HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for these units at a reduced price or you may source your own training provider. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid and CPR certificate for us to process a Credit Transfer against these units on your student record.

HLTINF003

Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about infection prevention and control procedures, integrate those procedures into work practices and monitor workplace performance.

HLTAHA010

Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support clients to participate in developmental activities that will enhance or maintain functional status. This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of an allied health professional.

HLTAHA016

Support the fitting of assistive equipment
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with clients, their carers and other members of a multi-disciplinary team where appropriate, to assist with fitting assistive equipment to meet individual client needs. This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of an allied health professional.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

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Flexible Online Study

All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.

Dedicated Student Support

Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry-relevant Courses

Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.

Nationally Recognised Training

All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited. 

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