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Vocational Education & Training

HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Not available to international students.
Overview

HLT43015

Casuarina

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Therapy Aide
Area of study
Allied Health Sciences
Health
Health and Nursing
Nursing and Midwifery

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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Health include:
>Physiotherapy assistant
>Speech pathology assistant
>Diversional therapy assistant
>Nutrition assistant
>Occupational assistant
>Therapy assistant

Credit transfers and pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline. <br />

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Further training pathways from HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance include various undergraduate degrees.

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification. However, applicants who wish to commence this course need to have the required skills and knowledge to undertake the qualification at this level; e.g. completion of Year 10 or equivalent, and a general command of spoken and written English, to be able to meet industry standards for communication.

Everyone employed or volunteering in child-related work is required by law to hold an Ochre Card. It will, therefore, be a mandatory requirement to hold an Ochre card in order to complete any placement.

Students can apply for an Ochre Card through SafeNT/NT Police or the Northern Territory Government:

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the HLT Health Training Package.

Additional information

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Casuarina

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

Course structure

To achieve a HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance a total of sixteen (16) units of competency must be completed comprising seven (7) Core and nine (9) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 813 - 965.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 80
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status 90
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60
  Total nominal hours for core units 395
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement 25
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern 20
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 100
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services 50
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program 65
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients 90
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
  Total nominal hours for elective units 498
Other electives To study these electives the students must be employed in a health care facility/clinic where they have access to appropriate telehealth technology.
HLTADM001 Administer and coordinate Telehealth services 50
HLTADM002 Manage Telehealth technology 60
  Total nominal hours for elective units 418 - 570
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 813 - 965

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2021: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.
2022: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

International Students

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