Previous Version Version Effective: 21st of March, 2022
Version Effective: 21st of March, 2022

PDC90987 - Skills for Allied Health Assistants

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential will enable you to further develop and demonstrate the necessary knowledge and practical skills required of competent Allied Health Assistant through a variety of authentic learning experiences including simulation activities, industry placement and case studies. Depending upon the setting for your work experience, you may be required to follow therapeutic treatment plans and interventions under the supervision of an Allied Health professional. Further, you will be guided to develop a portfolio of evidence that illustrates your capacity to operate as an Allied Health Assistant. Upon the successful completion of this micro-credential, you will be eligible to apply for your Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance VET award.

This micro-credential is also awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?


Entry Requirements

This micro-credential is only available to students enrolled in the following courses:

  1. CB84 Occupational Therapy
  2. CB85 Physiotherapy
  3. CB86 Podiatry
  4. CB87 Speech Pathology

Further, students must have successfully completed the following units PRIOR to enrolling in this short course:

  1. ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health
  2. ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
  3. PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology
  4. BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1
  5. BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2


Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $240
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

Only eligible students can apply for this micro-credential (see Entry Requirements).

  1. Once you have selected your desired micro-credential, you can now add it to your shopping cart to enable you to purchase more than one "course" in a single transaction. 
  2. Once you have added all the micro-credentials you wish to purchase, you will be directed to the payment gateway and will be asked to "authenticate" your account on our Learning Management System Be Different. 
    • If you are an existing CPD student, please use sign in options used to access CPD micro-credential courses in Be Different.
    • If you a new student to CPD, please select option “Don’t have an account?” Sign up now and follow the prompts to create a new account.
  3. After successful authentication, you will be redirected to the CQUniversity secure payment gateway. Please add your payment details to complete the transaction. 
  4. Following a successful payment, you will automatically be redirected to the course in the Learning Management System Be Different where you will find your selection of micro-credentials on your Dashboard. 
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

At the successful completion of this micro-credential, students will be eligible to apply for their Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance VET award (conditions apply, see below).

Conditions:

Students must have successfully completed the following units in addition to this short course to be eligible to apply for the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance:

  1. ALLH11001 Introduction to Allied Health
  2. ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals
  3. PSYC11010 Fundamentals of Psychology 
  4. BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1
  5. BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*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.

Micro-credential

The total amount of time required to complete this micro-credential will be as follows:

  • Online learning content, resources and materials = 20 hrs
  • 3 Day Residential School = 20 hrs
  • Professional Practice Placement = 80-120 hrs
  • Assessment = 5 hrs

Total = 125 - 155 hrs

  • Mixed Mode
No units are associated with this course


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Behave professionally and ethically within an Allied Health setting
  2. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and competencies typical of an Allied Health Assistant
  3. Reflect upon the scope of practice of an Allied Health Assistant
  4. Develop a portfolio of evidence relevant for the attainment of the vocational award of Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

Assessment

  • Online Quiz(zes)
  • Practical Assessment (Residential School)
  • Case Studies
  • Professional Practice Placement (80-120 hours)

All assessment tasks are PASS / FAIL competency-based.

Award

Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio. 

Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

There are currently no intakes for this course.
More Details
No additional details have been provided.