You will gain skills and knowledge that will enable you to provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals.
As part of your studies you will learn how to work effectively in community rehabilitation including how to support clients with their daily living requirements, provide support to people living with dementia as well as the fitting of assistive devices.
You will learn how to implement and monitor infection control policy and procedures, comply with legal and ethical requirements and contribute to occupational health and safety.
This course also focuses on occupational therapy and physiotherapy. You will learn how to deliver and monitor a client specific exercise program and assist with the development and maintenance of a client's functional status.
Some units may be delivered online. In addition you will be required to complete industry placement.
This course may provide you with employment opportunities as an assistant to allied health professionals in hospitals, community health and aged care.
There are no formal entry requirements but you must have completed 7 pre-/co-requisite units for this course. Some or all of these units are generally found within the Cert III Health Services Assistance courses.
Pre-/co-requisite units of competency:
Download and complete the Box Hill Institute Application Form to apply for study in 2013.
This course is subject to Government subsidy for eligible students. Complete the eligibility survey now to see if you will receive government assistance for this course. If you are not eligible for government subsidy, the full fee will apply.
$15.26 per hour. This course will typically cost $13,581.40 (full time).If you are an employer seeking training for groups of employees, contact the Institute for a customised package.
Advanced Standing is approved recognition of prior learning that is displayed as an Exemption (EX) on the student’s academic record. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) takes into account the knowledge and skills you’ve already gained through your previous education and work. This may be through formal or informal training, paid or unpaid work experience, and can earn you credit if relevant to your chosen course.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid, life support, casualty management and incident response, until more definitive assistance becomes available.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effective organisation outcomes in the health industry by practicing and promoting legal and ethical work practices to protect client safety and enhance outcomes for the organisation and its clients in the broader health industry context.
This unit deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements relevant in the work place.
This unit specified the workplace performance required of an employee to contribute to OHS processes.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make a home visit for the purpose of delivering health services.