Specialise in occupational therapy and build a rewarding career supporting the important work of allied health professionals. Help patients of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to recover and improve their everyday skills for happier, more productive lives.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Assist with the development of an allied health program
Recognise healthy body systems
Interpret and apply medical terminology accurately
Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
Support the fitting of assistive equipment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Complete 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer
Work with real clients delivering real-world support during work placement
Gain the option to pursue a generalist or specialist allied health career of your choice
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:
Working with Children Check (WWCC)
National Police Check
Vaccination and health screenings
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires
NSW Health has additional requirements including: agreement of the NSW Health Code of Conduct and any other forms, complete mandatory online modules and take an occupational assessment and provide your health care worker/student vaccination record
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A keen interest in community health
A genuine interest in the well-being of people
Good listening skills
The ability to work as a team
The ability to follow instructions
Respect for timeliness and deadlines
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, Occupational therapy assistant and Therapy aid
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 (Occupational Therapy) 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.
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