Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Course Code: HLT42507
This qualification covers 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.
This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.
Occupational titles for these workers may include:
•Occupational therapy assistant
•Community rehabilitation assistant
•Speech pathology assistant
•Allied health assistant
The following units of competency should be either achieved before this qualification or must be undertaken as part of the qualification:
BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAH301B Assist with an allied health program
HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
HLTCSD201C Maintain high standard of client service
HLTCSD305C Assist with client movement
HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health
HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
All workers undertaking work in health need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Health Training Package.