Assist with an allied health program

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTAH301B, 'Assist with an allied health program'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Provide relevant information to clients

1.1 Understand the role of the allied health professional and assistant

1.2 Adhere to confidentiality policies at all times.

1.3 Provide basic accurate information to clients/prospective clients regarding allied health services

2. Prepare for therapy session

2.1 Discuss therapy/treatment program and confirm with appropriate supervising allied health professional

2.2 Obtain information from relevant sources according to organisation policies and supervising allied health professional

2.3 Check resources/equipment required for therapy program to ensure suitability and working order

2.4 Recognise and minimise environmental hazards in accordance with organisation requirements

2.5 Prepare the client for therapy under direction of relevant supervising allied health professional who may not be present

3. Provide assistance with therapy session

3.1 Assist with therapy tasks according to instructions of allied health professional who may not be present

3.2 Maintain general therapy precautions

3.3 Seek clarification/feedback as required

3.4 Take appropriate actions to ensure comfort, safety and privacy of the client

3.5 Reinforce, clarify and explain therapy goals to clients under supervision of allied health professional

3.6 Support and coach clients to achieve identified therapy goals under supervision of allied health professional

3.7 Deal with accidents/incidents appropriately and report to the supervising allied health professional

4. Use therapyequipment correctly and safely

4.1 Use equipment according to instructions set by supervising allied health professional

4.2 Follow OHS guidelines for particular pieces of equipment

4.3 Use equipment according to manufacturer and supervising allied health professional instructions

5. Feedback appropriate therapy information to supervising allied health professional

5.1 Pass on significant information to appropriate supervising allied health professional

5.2 Document information according to organisation policy and procedures

6. Assist in the design and construction of simple therapy materials/equipment

6.1 Assist the allied health professional to identify gaps in therapy material resources and develop solutions

6.2 Update therapy materials on a regular basis as instructed

6.3 Construct aids/adaptations in accordance with allied health professional's instructions

7. Complete required administrative duties

7.1 Maintain statistics in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

7.2 Maintain stock levels in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

7.3 Book in clients for appointments in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

8. Apply a primary health care approach

8.1 Demonstrate a holistic understanding of health as wellbeing, rather than focusing on disease or its absence

8.2 Work with an awareness of multiple determinants of health, including housing, education, nutrition and communication

8.3 Support and facilitate the involvement of the client and, where appropriate, the community in planning and provision of services

8.4 Promote good health and a preventive approach to maintaining health as part of own work role, where appropriate

8.5 Demonstrate recognition of and support for the importance of access and equity in provision of health services in line with own work role

8.6 Reflect evidence based practice in own provision of health care services

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTAH301B appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT32407 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT42507 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

And the skillsets: