Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.
With the growing need for specialised care, after completing this course which has a physiotherapy specialisation, you could find a role as a physiotherapy assistant (PTA) or you could be employed as an allied health assistant (AHA), supporting rehabilitation and therapy programs under the guidance of a qualified physiotherapist. You may find employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals and community rehabilitation, aged care facilities, private practices and not for profit organisations.
You will learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, all done with the knowledge of safe work practices, legal and ethical considerations and current industry standards.
You will gain the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions, simulation activities and workplace learning. Then you will undertake six weeks of full-time placement which North Metropolitan TAFE organises for you via our range of industry partners. Online learning makes up a small part of the course delivery but you will also have access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning.
You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course.
Some students have gone on to study allied health degrees at university after this course has ignited their passion.