Become an allied health assistant in your chosen field of podiatry, nutrition, speech pathology and more in the rewarding and dynamic allied health industry. Learn the practical, clinical and administrative skills needed to assist allied health professionals and care for a broad range of people.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Confirm clients’ physical health status
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Interpret and apply medical terminology
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Work with diverse people
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Industry experience with 120 hours of work placement
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A valid Working with Children Check (WWCC)
Evidence of an up-to-date vaccination history to be determined by your workplacement
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in and/or experience working in a health-related field
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Be adequately fit and mobile to deliver First Aid such as performing CPR while kneeling on the floor
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Allied health assistant, Physiotherapy assistant, Podiatry assistant, Speech pathology assistant, Diversional therapy assistant, Nutrition assistant, Occupational therapy assistant and Therapy assistant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 7 core and 9 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
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