HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Program Details:

Qualification Code & Name: HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Qualification Description:

This qualification reflects the role of allied health assistants who provide therapeutic and program-related support to persons, in the health, aged care, disability, and any other settings where Allied Health Professionals provide services. Allied Health Assistants work under the delegation and supervision of Allied Health Professionals and assist in identifying circumstances and risks and reporting issues.

Supervision may be direct, indirect, or remote and must occur within organisational requirements, according to the individual allied health assistant’s scope of practice and experience.

They may be engaged to work in single discipline or multidisciplinary roles not limited to health, aged care or disability services and other settings and may also have responsibility for other allied health assistance workers according to their scope of practice.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of clinical placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards, and industry codes of practice.

Qualification Requirements: Total number of units = 18

• 10 core units, plus
• 8 elective units

Delivery Mode/s:

Zoom online-based face to Face blended learning -online (Moodle) Check the timetable with student services.

Units of Competency:

Core Units:

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriate

CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family

CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

HLTAHA027 Assist with an allied health program

HLTAHA047 Engage with clinical supervision and delegation

HLTAHA049 Recognise impact of health conditions

HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

CHCCCS002 Assist with movement

HLTAHA028 Deliver and monitor physical or manual therapy programs

HLTAHA032 Support maintenance of functional status

HLTAHA037 Deliver and monitor a hydrotherapy program

HLTAHA038 Support the use of orthoses or prostheses

HLTAHA039 Assist in the development of meals and menus to meet dietary and cultural requirements

HLTAHA040 Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans

HLTAHA034 Support the development of speech and communication skills

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements for this qualification.


Career Opportunities:

Therapy Aide

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Nutrition Assistant

Speech Pathologist Assistant

Diversional Therapy Assistant

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