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Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) - Certificate IV (HLT43015-02V01)
Course brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Career area: Health Services 
Study area: OTHER HEALTH 
National code: HLT43015  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Shellharbour  Full Time  36 Weeks 31-Jan-2017  Tue, Thu 
Features: Traineeships 
Description: This qualification reflects the role of 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. The worker may be engaged to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. The worker, in conjunction with the allied health professional, may have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistance workers.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 
Other requirements: WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification 
Learning pathways: Credit for Prior Learning If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link


This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

Specialisation: (Physiotherapy) 
Support for students: TAFE Illawarra has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children�s centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE Illawarra can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Shellharbour
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Shellharbour Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) 
Offering code: 17SHB-055 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Day/s: Tuesday and Thursday Time: 09:00am-13:00pm & 13:30pm-17:30pm (Tuesday), 10:00am-12:00pm ( Thursday) Block: B Floor: Ground Room: 04 Plus workplacement to be advised. 
Hours per week: 18 
Starting from: 31 January 2017 
About: Clinical practice will occur in a local Hospital and or other Health Care Facility including the on-campus Allied Health Clinic.

Volume of Learning

Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 618 supervised hours There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills

This is a Certificate IV level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.
Target group: Pre-employment, existing workers 
Applying and enrolling: Prior to enrolling in this course you will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) please visit www.usi.gov.au and ensure you have at least one form of identification. To enrol, please use the «Enrol Now or Apply Now» button below.

Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute, Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,550
Second qualification $1,820
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $5,560
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Fee explanatory text: Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown. Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The fee displayed for this qualification is the standard first qualification or traineeship fee (where applicable) for training subsidised by the NSW Government.
The full qualification fee for students who do not meet eligibility for training subsidised by the NSW Government is $ «QUALIFICATION PIRCE»
You can pay your fee up front or enquire about an Instalment Plan.
You can pay for this course in instalments payable throughout the duration of the course. Your fee or instalment plan need to be finalised at enrolment.
Please note that TAFE Illawarra does not accept cash. Payment may be made by Credit Card, EFTPOS, cheque or money order made payable to TAFE Illawarra.
Other information: Students are required to provide and wear their own personal protective equipment during practical lessons and industry placement. This includes appropriate collared shirt, trousers, enclosed shoes. Also required is a towel, text book and pen and note book. The approximate cost for these items will be $250 
Comments: You will be required to attend an initial information and orientation session on Tuesday 2 Februaury 2017 at 09:30am Block: B Floor: Ground Room: 04 Shellharbour Campus.
You will be provided with your timetable for the rest of the semester and required reseources list. You will also be provided with the opportunity to discuss recognition of prior learning RPL.
As this program will require you to complete some hours in the on-campus gym you will be able to discuss issues such as attendance and availability with your teachers at this time.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete partial or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Next steps: Student assessment guides for each unit of comptence will be issued at the orientation session in week one of the course. If you are unable to attend the orientation session you will be required to speak with teaching staff on your first day of attendance. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123