Study the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance at Holmesglen and become an important part of the healthcare sector.
Career opportunities, include:
- Therapy assistant
- Physiotherapy assistant
- Occupational therapy assistant
- Community rehabilitation assistant
- Allied health assistant
Pathways to further study:
- sStudies in health and social sciences, or fitness and wellbeing.
Studying the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance at Holmesglen
You'll gain the skills to work directly with allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other clinicians, to provide clients with therapy and support to improve their quality of life.
This course is the ideal choice if you have worked in health in the past and are looking for a return to the health sector.
As the demand for therapy programs in hospital and community settings rise, allied health assistants will play an increasingly important role in the rehabilitation of clients and patients, and promotion of optimal health outcomes.
Allied health assistants often work across health disciplines to assist multiple health professionals and may, in some cases, specialise in one discipline area (such as physiotherapy assistance).
This course is delivered at Holmesglen's Moorabbin campus and will provide you with comprehensive training in the specialty streams of physiotherapy and occupational therapy, as well as information about other areas, including group work and community rehabilitation.
All our clinical specialist units are taught by practising allied health professionals and assistants.
Your learning will be supported through a range of online activities, lectures and tutorials. Practical sessions are conducted in our state-of-the-art allied health facility, with simulated hospital rehabilitation and community environments.
This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.
To receive this qualification you must complete seven core units and nine elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course .
||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
||Communicate and work in health or community services
||Work with diverse people
||Manage legal and ethical compliance
||Recognise healthy body systems
||Confirm physical health status
||Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
||Follow safe work practices for direct client care
||Assist with movement
||Assist with an allied health program
||Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
||Support client independence and community participation
||Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
||Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
||Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes
||Support the fitting of assistive equipment
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
| Code || Name |
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|HLTAHA009||Assist in the rehabilitation of clients|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement|
|HLTAHA001||Assist with an allied health program|
|HLTAHA003||Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program|
|HLTAHA004||Support client independence and community participation|
|HLTAHA005||Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility|
|HLTAHA010||Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status|
|HLTAHA011||Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes|
|HLTAHA016||Support the fitting of assistive equipment|
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Before undertaking clinical placement, you will need to provide evidence of completion for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and be prepared to declare your health and immunisation status, complete a National Police Records Check annually and hold a valid Working with Children Check.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
After completing this course, you will be receive a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.
Connections with industry
Our Department of Allied Health Services and Science has strong partnerships with a number of health services in Victoria, such as Cabrini Health, providing quality clinical placement experiences for our students that are hands-on and meaningful.
They provide you with the opportunity to practise your newly gained skills in a range of settings, including post-surgical, medical, rehab and community.
All placements are well supported by fully qualified allied health clinical staff to produce graduates who are work ready for a career as an allied health assistant.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Apply through VTAC for the February intake for full-time study.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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