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9 months part time
This course is superseded with an extended transition expiry date of 31/12/2024. All students must have completed placement and submitted all academic requirements by November 22nd, 2024 so that the qualification can be awarded by 31st December, 2024. This course is not suitable for students who cannot fulfil this requirement.
Allied health assistants work under the direct supervision of allied health care professionals (such as occupational therapists and physiotherapists) to provide therapeutic and program-related support. . 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 HLT43015 is ideal for those who with no experience in allied health or for those who have completed the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. This allied health course 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 HLT43015, 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.
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.
This course is taught through blended delivery (a combination of remote and on-campus delivery) at Preston campus. Some practical classes are delivered at Greensborough campus.
All students are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement in a relevant aged care facility. Placement will be in 2024.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Virtual classroom
A blend of both face-to-face and virtual learning with scheduled classes taking place on-campus and in virtual classrooms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Preston: Monday 9:00am-3:30pm
Online delivery: Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm- 9:00pm
4 Saturdays: 24th February, 4th May, 11th May, and 20th July
Commencing 12th February
(Some practical classes may be delivered at the Greensborough campus)
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.
|BSBMED301||INTERPRET AND APPLY MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY APPROPRIATELY||Core||60|
|CHCADV001||FACILITATE THE INTERESTS AND RIGHTS OF CLIENTS||Elective||100|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||Elective||80|
|CHCCOM005||COMMUNICATE AND WORK IN HEALTH OR COMMUNITY SERVICES||Core||30|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core||40|
|CHCLEG003||MANAGE LEGAL AND ETHICAL COMPLIANCE||Core||80|
|HLTAAP001||RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS||Core||70|
|HLTAAP002||CONFIRM PHYSICAL HEALTH STATUS||Core||90|
|HLTAHA001||ASSIST WITH AN ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAM||Elective||65|
|HLTAHA005||SUPPORT THE DELIVERY AND MONITORING OF PHYSIOTHERAPY PROGRAMS FOR MOBILITY||Elective||70|
|HLTAHA009||ASSIST IN THE REHABILITATION OF CLIENTS||Elective||90|
|HLTAHA010||ASSIST WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF CLIENT FUNCTIONAL STATUS||Elective||90|
|HLTAHA011||CONDUCT GROUP SESSIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL CLIENT OUTCOMES||Elective||60|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid||Core||18|
|HLTINF006||Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control||Elective||35|
|HLTWHS002||FOLLOW SAFE WORK PRACTICES FOR DIRECT CLIENT CARE||Core||25|
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|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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 2021. 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.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
The Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) 22469VIC offers hands-on experience with NDIS participants and people with a lived experience of disability.
For compulsory work placement of 120 hours you must:
Recommended vaccinations and immunisations:
See health.gov.au for recommended immunisations for health care workers.
The unit HLTAID011 Provide First Aid requires students to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor. Additional units require students to demonstrate and complete manual handling tasks. Students must be able to fulfil these requirements independently.
You will undertake a pre-training review and a literacy and numeracy assessment. Learners will be best equipped to achieve the course outcome if they have:
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
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Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.