HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

Introduction

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Podiatry) course will cover the fundamental knowledge and skills to become a qualified podiatry assistant. Podiatry assistant helps to assist podiatrists with clinical work, as well as surgical duties to improve the patient’s foot’s health and well-being.

In this course, you will learn about the common foot disorders and injuries and treatments, dressing procedures and other responsibilities that podiatric assistants must undertake Under supervision of podiatrists, the podiatry assistant may be engaged to work in a specialty area of podiatry or work generically across the organization in delivery of allied health assistance services.

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Course Details

HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)
Amount of Training :  990 hours
AQF Level :4
Course Delivery : Blended
Campuses : Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Cochin (India)
Organisation delivering the program :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
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HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)
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“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)
  • 52 weeks full time
  • Amount of Training is 990 hours
  • On campus (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth) and Blended
  • Available to domestic students only

16 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 7 core units
  • 9 elective units

CORE UNITS

CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM005 Community and work in Health or community services
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

ELECTIVE UNITS

BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
HLTAHA006 Assist with basic foot hygiene
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAHA001 Assist with allied health program
HLTAHA007 Assist with podiatric procedures
HLTAHA008 Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients

With the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Podiatry) in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:

  • Therapy Assistant
  • Podiatry Assistant
  • Community Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Allied Health Assistant

We offer pathways into higher level qualifications so that on completion of this certificate you can further your education with:

  • Diploma of Practice Management
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Podiatry

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the HLT43015- Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) is:

State Funding
Victoria Government subsidised: $0
Concession: $0
Western Australia Government subsidised: $1,142.10
Concession: $338.40 *
New South Wales No State Funding Available

*The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.

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Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia
Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081, Australia
Perth Campus
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia
Cochin Campus
37/1989 A, Bhattathiripad Road, Kaloor, Kochi – 682 017, India

Blended Delivery

The course is delivered in a blended form, which means theory will be delivered online with on-campus simulation based training and assessment and workplace based professional experience placement.

There are no pre-requisites or other training package entry requirements for this course.

You are, however, required to meet the admission criteria in order to meet industry requirements. This includes that you have:

  • 16 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate
  • Immunisation (this is required for the Professional Experience Placement)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Successfully complete an ACSF test and can work at Level 3 for all indicators (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission)

Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:

  • Strength: To assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: To bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined spaces
  • Hearing: To hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages
  • Vision: To make physical assessments of client and equipment
  • Communication: To communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors

Please declare in your application if you have a disability, disorder, or if you’re on any medication that’ll require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements.

You’re also required to have the below learning resource:

  • Clinical Exercise Physiology for Allied Health Professionals by Wendy Repovich
  • Cengage Learning Australia by Karen A. Edwards and Dori A. Babcock

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

  • Theory Assessments (TA)
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.

We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.

If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.

What is a L – Portfolio?

L – Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.

When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.

Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:

  • Files of various formats (text, pictures, video, etc.)
  • Evidence related to courses taken, programs of study, etc.
  • Writing samples (which might include several drafts to show development and improvement)
  • Projects prepared for class or extracurricular activities
  • Evidence of creativity and performance
  • Evidence of extracurricular or co-curricular activities, including examples of leadership
  • Evaluations, analysis and recommendations

Uses of L-Portfolio

Recognition of Prior Learning application:

Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.

This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.

Showcase/Professional L Portfolios

These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student’s academic and professional career.

Learning Portfolios

These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.

  1. Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Now” on the top right corner of the course page.
  2. Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.

IHNA is widely known for its innovative learning and teaching approach, used for vocational and higher education in health care fields. All courses of IHNA are closely aligned with health care industries/market requirements so that what you will learn from IHNA today it will prepare you to become a leader in the specific industries tomorrow. Also, IHNA reflects Australia’s multicultural diversity, with eight campuses in Australia and one campus in India.

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We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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