HLT42512 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
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:
Speech pathology assistant
Occupational therapy assistant
Allied health assistant
Community rehabilitation assistant
15 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:
4 core units
11 elective units
A wide range of electives is available and can be packaged to provide either:
a generic qualification that covers a range of work functions, or
a qualification tailored to address specific workplace requirements
Elective units are to be packaged as follows:
Group A - Allied health electives For award of this qualification (either generic or tailored) a minimum of 5 electives must be selected from Group A Allied Health electives Note that Group A includes Groups B, C D, E, F and G
Groups B to G - electives for allied health assistance specialisations For award of a tailored qualification, to address specific requirements for work in physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, speech pathology, community rehabilitation or nutrition and dietetics, electives must be selected as specified below from the elective group listed for that area of work
Group H electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Health and/or Community Services Training Packages
Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages
HLTHIR402D Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry
HLTHIR506C Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements
HLTIN403C Implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C )
Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. Workplaces may package electives to reflect the functions of workers. Relevant units of competency have been identified and grouped to facilitate selection.
Electives must be selected as follows:
At least 5 electives must be selected from Group A - Allied health electives.
For award of a qualification with a specialisation units must be selected in line with requirements outlined below for the particular area of specialisation
For award of the qualification without a specialisation, electives may be selected from all electives listed as Group A Allied Health electives
Group A includes Groups B-G and 'Other Group A allied health electives'
Further electives are to be selected in line with the Packaging Rules to a total of 11 electives.
Electives required for allied health assistance specialisations
Six industry sectors have identified specific electives required for allied health assistance specialisations.
Where units are achieved as required for the specialisation, this is to be clearly articulated on the transcript (certification) as per the following example:
"This qualification includes Group B electives as required for Physiotherapy"
Group B electives - all 3 electives are required for the Physiotherapy specialisation
Group C electives - all 4 electives are required for the Podiatry specialisation
Group D electives - all 4 electives are required for the Occupational Therapy specialisation
Group E electives - all 3 electives are required for the Speech Pathology specialisation
Group F electives - all 3 electives are required for the Community Rehabilitation specialisation
Group G electives - 2 electives from Group H are required for the Nutrition and Dietetics specialisation
Group A - ALLIED HEALTH ELECTIVES
Group B electives - all required for PHYSIOTHERAPY specialisation
Please note - Pre-requisite units for Nutrition and Dietetics Group G electives below
The following units (from the Certificate III in Nutrition and Dietetic Support) are pre-requisites for units listed as Group G electives for Nutrition and Dietetics (above) and as such must be completed.
HLTNA301D Provide assistance to nutrition and dietetic services
HLTNA302D Plan and evaluate meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
HLTNA303D Plan and modify meals and menus according to nutrition care plans
HLTNA304D Plan meals and menus to meet cultural and religious needs
HLTNA305D Support food services in menu and meal order processing
HLTHIR301C 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.
Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries