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HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance - Physiotherapy

National ID: HLT43015 | State ID: AB92

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.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification may prepare you for roles such as, Therapy Assistant. Other job titles may include: • Physiotherapy Assistant • Allied Health Assistant

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue) One semester No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

National ID: HLT43015 | State ID: AWN3

Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.After completing this course you could be employed as an allied health assistant, or with the growing need for specialised care you could find roles as physiotherapy therapy assistants (PTAs) or occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) supporting rehabilitation and developmental therapy programs.

You do not need to have completed a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance first but some students may find this beneficial especially if you are returning to study after a long break or upon leaving high school. If you enjoy working with people, have strong communication/ interpersonal skills and believe you have the ability to study at a certificate IV level it may be possible for you to enter this course.

You will learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage.

You will also develop skills in specific therapeutic interventions, effective communication with clients and team, supporting individual client needs, managing therapy groups and the use of assistive equipment, all done with the knowledge of safe work practices, legal and ethical considerations and current industry standards.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Allied Health Assistant; Physiotherapy Assistant; Speech Pathology Therapy Assistant; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Therapy Assistant; Nutrition Assistant; Podiatry Assistant; Dietetic Assistant

On successful completion of the 16 Certificate IV Allied Health Assistance units and the 120 hour practical placement, students with the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance qualification are prepared for a wide range of job options as allied health assistants, occupational therapy assistants or occupational therapy assistants.

Further Study Option(s)

University pathway

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Mount Lawley

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Mount Lawley One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
View this course on South Regional Tafe's website

Albany

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Albany One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

National ID: HLT33015 | State ID: AWK5

Working alongside allied health staff is a growing industry

Gain the skills to assist allied health professionals (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) with the implementation of maintenance therapy programs to improve a client's quality of life.

During this course, you will learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage. 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.

Online learning makes up part of the course delivery and access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning is provided. You will be supported in learning the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions and simulation activities before undertaking a full-time work placement.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an allied health assistant or therapy assistant.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a Therapy Aide, Therapist Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant

, Allied Health Assistant and Speech Pathology Assistant.

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy)

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)

Mount Lawlwy

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Joondalup (McLarty Avenue) One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
Mount Lawlwy One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
View this course on South Regional Tafe's website

Albany

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Albany Six months Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

National ID: HLT37015 | State ID: AWK3

Did you know that over one quarter of all people admitted to hospital have an operation? Many more have treatments that require sterile equipment to be used. You could assist in ensuring that patients are protected from infection during their care.

You will learn about infection control and prevention, how the body works and medical terms. You will also learn how to clean, inspect, package, sterilise and distribute instruments and equipment for surgical and clinical procedures.

Being able to work with others and carry out your work safely is also important and is covered in this course.

On completion of your course you will be able to work in a private/public hospital, in a private/public clinic or in an operating theatre's sterilising service or department.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to provide a range of activities in a sterilisation department.

When you complete the Certificate III in Sterilisation Services you will be ready for a career in a sterilisation service or department as an assistant, technician or instrument technician.

Further StudyOption(s)

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies, Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations

Course overview

View this course on North Metro Tafe's website

Mount Lawley

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Mount Lawley One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history
View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Murdoch

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Murdoch One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

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Develop the practical skills and knowledge to care for and enhance the appearance of nails.Learn about how to provide manicures, pedicures and specialised nail enhancement procedures such as gel and acrylic nails. You can also choose to learn how to apply nail art.

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Hairdressing

These courses provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to perform a full range of hairdressing services including fundamental and creative haircutting, styling, colouring, perming and straightening on male and female clients. You’ll also learn to perform reception duties such as making appointments and writing up client record cards, and client consultation and advice.

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Beauty Therapy

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Massage Therapy

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Sport Development

Make what you love what you do! Sport development gives you the practical skills and knowledge to develop, coordinate, coach and officiate in a range of sports. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a professional athlete, you can join the athlete development program and concentrate on training in your specialist sport.

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Pathology

A qualification in pathology will open up a world of diverse employment opportunities within the healthcare system. Working at the forefront of pathology services, a pathology collector provides valuable service in hospital wards, outpatients, and in community collection centres ensuring specimens requested for pathology testing are collected appropriately to be forwarded to the laboratory.

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