7 months full time
7 months full time
Allied health assistants work under the direct supervision of health care professionals (such as doctors and nurses) to provide therapeutic and program-related support in a variety of assistant roles such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology and nutrition. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance will build on existing skills and knowledge to advance your career in allied health. Demand for allied health assistants is strong. By 2023 the healthcare and social assistance industry is expected to employ over 1.9 million people, so there are strong prospects for a varied and rewarding career in allied health assistance.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is ideal for those already working in allied health or who have completed the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. Advancing your existing skills and knowledge, you will learn to assist allied health professionals such as occupational therapists or physiotherapists in a number of health care areas, working across all age groups. Melbourne Polytechnic offers dedicated, fully-equipped spaces to learn new techniques and improve existing skills under the supervision of industry-qualified, experienced teaching staff. You will undertake a supervised health sector work placement, with a minimum 120 hours, for real-world experience before you graduate.
On completing the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, you may find work as a therapy assistant or an allied health assistant in a variety of interesting and rewarding fields. This is a career path that provides a range of options and allows you to pursue what you’re truly passionate about. An allied health assistant may find employment in a specialty area or work generically across an organisation in the delivery of allied health assistance services. Your placement will give you the experience and connections to pursue a role in the industry and kick start your career in allied health.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
You will undertake a supervised health sector work placement, with a minimum 120 hours, for real-world experience before you graduate.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways both in the classroom and in the workplace. Assessments include demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in-class activities, simulation, written work, simulation and during work placement
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCCOM005||COMMUNICATE AND WORK IN HEALTH OR COMMUNITY SERVICES||Core||30|
|CHCDIV001||WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE||Core||40|
|CHCADV001||FACILITATE THE INTERESTS AND RIGHTS OF CLIENTS||Core||100|
|HLTAAP001||RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS||Core||70|
|HLTAHA010||ASSIST WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF CLIENT FUNCTIONAL STATUS||Core||90|
|HLTINF001||COMPLY WITH INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES||Core||25|
|CHCLEG003||MANAGE LEGAL AND ETHICAL COMPLIANCE||Core||80|
|HLTAHA001||ASSIST WITH AN ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAM||Core||65|
|HLTWHS002||FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CLIENT CARE||Core||25|
|BSBMED301||INTERPRET AND APPLY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY APPROPRIATELY||Core||60|
|HLTAAP002||CONFIRM PHYSICAL HEALTH STATUS||Core||90|
|CHCCCS002||ASSIST WITH MOVEMENT||Core||25|
|CHCDIS009||FACILITATE ONGOING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT USING A PERSON-CENTRED APPROACH||Core||50|
|HLTAHA009||ASSIST IN THE REHABILITATION OF CLIENTS||Core||90|
|HLTAHA011||Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes||Core||60|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||Core||80|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
Free TAFE places are limited for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for priority courses cover the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
Please note that the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
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Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
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