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Allied Health courses offer students a chance to expand on their skills and knowledge in a wide variety of health fields. Whether you have an interest in dental, optical, nutrition, first aid or Work Health and Safety courses, there’s a TAFE NSW course to suit.

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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Course code: HLT43015

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. The worker is required to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional. Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote and must occur within organisation requirements. The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional. The worker may be engaged to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. The worker, in conjunction with the allied health professional, may have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistance workers. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Statement of Attainment in Soil Management

Course code: 160-17348V

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with the sampling and testing of soil or growing media sampling and testing, monitor and control the nutritional requirements of and applications to plants across a range of situations and environments and prepare and mix raw materials into a suitable feedstock mixture for commercial-scale composting and compost feedstock mixtures to manufacture compost products.

Certificate III in Animal Studies

Course code: ACM30110

This course is for people wanting to increase their experience in working with animals. It is a general animal care qualification to prepare you for job roles such as an animal care receptionist/support officer, animal control and regulation assistant, animal shelter assistant, animal health officer on indigenous communities or an assistant animal welfare officer. The course enables you to build on your animal care skills and knowledge and extend your experience in a variety of workplaces. Whilst undertaking this course it is highly recommended that you seek to gain a period of work experience in an animal care workplace. This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and increase your experience working with others in an animal care facility. By completing the course, you will be able to complete animal care hygiene routines, maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing, plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals and comply with infection control policies in animal work. Pathways from this course include higher level qualifications in animal technology, captive animals, companion animal services and veterinary nursing.

Certificate III in Horse Industry Practice (Performance Horse)

Course code: 10229NAT

This course provides participants with a range of knowledge and skills needed to perform the following functions associated with the role of groom/strapper/senior groom for performance horses: - handle, feed, exercise, groom and care for horses - work with a wide variety of horses of different sizes, features and temperaments - work within workplace procedures and codes of practice within designated timeframes - communicate effectively with supervisors and team members alike - be capable of administering first aid to humans and to horses.

Certificate II in Animal Studies

Course code: ACM20110

This course is for people wanting to gain experience in working with animals. It is an entry point into the animal care industry and prepares you for job roles such as an animal attendant in a kennel, cattery, animal shelter or pet shop. The course enables you to develop skills and knowledge required for the care and maintenance of animals in a variety of workplaces. You will learn about the animal care industry and careers available in its many sectors. Whilst undertaking this course it is highly recommended that you seek to gain a period of work experience in an animal care workplace. This will allow you to practise what you have learnt and experience what it is like to work with others in an animal care facility. By completing the course, you will be able to catch and handle a range of animals, feed and water animals, complete animal care hygiene routines, assist in the health care of animals and communicate effectively with supervisors and colleagues. Pathways from this course include higher level qualifications in animal studies animal technology, captive animals, companion animal services and veterinary nursing.

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What job opportunities could an allied health course lead to?

An allied health course can lead to many job opportunities including dietitian and health coach.

TAFE NSW offers a wide range of courses at a number of levels to suit your needs.

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