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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

  • National Course Code: HLT43015
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT43015-01V02-20GOS-180

Location – Gosford

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

15 Oct 2020

Study Commitment

17.2 Hours per week

Duration

40 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

  1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Meet NSW Healths - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Healths requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

  1. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check. Visit: http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/about_us/structure/specialist_operations/forensic_services/criminal_records_section

  2. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENS SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

  1. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • Answer online application Questions
  • In current employment in the Health, Aged Care or Community Services Industry OR Hold a Cert III Qualification or above in Health, Fitness or Community Services.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To be currently employed in the Health or Community Services Industry
  • To have the physical ability to complete tasks required of an Allied Health Assistance (Manual Handling, standing for long periods, perform 2mins of continuous CPR)
  • To be able to complete online Self Directed Learning Activities & participate in online training sessions
  • Complete minimum 120 hours work placement in an Aged Care, Acute Care, Disability or Allied Health setting

Please note that some Face to Face sessions & Information sessions may need to be delivered online due to Covid-19 Social Distancing Requirements in place at the time of delivery.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time day blended course. You will need to attend approximately 8.2 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 40 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 9 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including prescribed reading and pre and post class activities (including knowledge assignments) or attending optional tutorial / computer session with ESO support 6hrs per week, Fridays 9.00am-3.00pm.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Have current experience or qualifications in the Health & Community Services Industry & would like to gain employment as an Allied Health Assistant.
  • Are able to participate in online learning & self directed learning activities.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Course Coordinator, TAFE NSW Workplace Supervisor / Assessor, Optional support from Educational Support Officer on Fridays 9am-3pm in a computer room at Gosford TAFE.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on a Thursday from 9.00am to 3.00pm with Friday as an optional support session from 9.00am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAHA016 Support the fitting of assistive equipment

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Gosford
Corner of Henry Parry Drive & Margin Street, Gosford
Phone 131 601

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