This qualification reflects the role of allied health assistants who provide assistance to allied health professionals under predetermined guidelines. Depending on the setting, work may include following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
There are no entry requirements for this course however, there are mandatory clinical placement requirements which need to be met. Mandatory Clinical Placement Requirements As per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.
Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.
Additional informationStudents are required to complete: - Mandatory work placement of at least 80 hours of work in a therapeutic workplace, and - The assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes work placement and/or simulated assessment IMPORTANT: Changes to Mandatory Check Requirements In compliance with CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, there has been a number of changes for your mandatory check requirements. These changes take effect and are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards. Please click here for full details of your requirements or access these requirements via the Moodle Site. Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks. You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions. Depending upon the capacity of the health care providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students will be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed clinical placement. Students will only be offered one placement per student, per course, per term. Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to email@example.com or call (07) 4930 9124.
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|AQF Level||Level 3: Certificate III|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
On completion of this course employment options may include a Physiotherapist Assistant, Podiatry and Speech Pathology Assistant or Care worker.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.
12 - 18 months full-time
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAHA001||Assist with an allied health program||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS010||Maintain a high standard of service||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|1||HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|1||CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services|
|2||HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems|
|2||HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety|
|3||BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|3||CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement|
|4||HLTAHA001 - Assist with an allied health program|
|4||CHCCCS010 - Maintain a high standard of service|
|5||CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people|
|6||CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
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Please refer to the online Timetable for the most up to date details for mixed mode residentials. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change.
Residential School Information
Students studying this course will need to attend one, compulsory four day practical skills workshop. Students will be required to have completed this workshop prior to attending a practical work placement. Students must have completed all written assessment in the first eight units prior to attending the skills workshop.
Residential schools are offered across several CQUniversity campuses including:
Residential school details will be provided by your teacher and students must confirm workshop dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.
Resource and Computing Requirements
It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that you have access to the CQUniversity website. You will be required to undertake various components of study in the course using email and the internet.
It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission.
All submissions of assessment must be uploaded electronically to the VET Moodle platform.
Clinical Placement Requirements
Students are required to complete:
IMPORTANT: Changes to Mandatory Check Requirements
Depending upon the capacity of the health care providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students will be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed clinical placement. Students will only be offered one placement per student, per course, per term.
Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 4930 9124.