Qualification details

HLT32412 - Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 14/Sep/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced07/May/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT32407 - Certificate III in Allied Health AssistanceUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT33015 - Certificate III in Allied Health AssistanceThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Change in packaging rules. Significant changes to core. Minimum work requirement of 80 hours. 05/Aug/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationshipsContribute to effective workplace relationships N/A
BSBFLM312C - Contribute to team effectivenessContribute to team effectiveness N/A
BSBINM301A - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace information N/A
BSBINN301A - Promote innovation in a team environmentPromote innovation in a team environment N/A
BSBMED301B - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriatelyInterpret and apply medical terminology appropriately N/A
BSBMED302B - Prepare and process medical accountsPrepare and process medical accounts N/A
BSBMED303B - Maintain patient recordsMaintain patient records N/A
BSBWOR204A - Use business technologyUse business technology N/A
BSBWOR301B - Organise personal work priorities and developmentOrganise personal work priorities and development N/A
CHCAC318B - Work effectively with older peopleWork effectively with older people N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 423314 Therapy Aide 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313-19 Therapy Aide 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 423314 Therapy Aide 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313-19 Therapy Aide 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 5.0

HLT07 Version 5.1

Comments

HLT32412 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

HLT32412 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Minor corrections to codes. Equivalent outcome.

Description

This qualification covers workers who provide assistance to allied health professionals. Workers at this level operate under direct supervision and do not conduct programs or therapeutic interventions.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Therapy assistant
  • Podiatry assistant
  • Physiotherapy assistant
  • Speech pathology assistant
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Allied health assistant

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

15 units of competency are required for award of this qualification, including:

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • 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 or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the TGA or other public listing

Core units 

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

HLTAH301C Assist with an allied health program

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

HLTCSD201D Maintain high standard of client service

HLTCSD305D Assist with client movement

HLTHIR301C Communicate and work effectively in health

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

HLTWHS200A Participate in WHS processes

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.

Group A electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with the specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of electives is intended to facilitate selection. Electives may be selected from one or more groups and employers may specify that certain electives are required to address identified workplace needs.

Client support 

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

CHCCS401C Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability

CHCMH301B Work effectively in mental health

or 

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools

HLTAH302D Assist with the application and removal of a plaster cast

HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

HLTCSD304D Support the care of clients

HLTCSD306D Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

HLTRAH301C Undertake visits to remote communities

First aid 

HLTCPR211A Perform CPR

HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

Medical imaging assistance 

HLTMI301B Contribute to client flow and client information management in medical imaging

HLTMI302B Support the medical imaging professional

Equipment /environment support 

HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTMS203D Undertake routine stock maintenance

HLTMS204D Handle and move equipment, goods, mail and furniture

HLTTH303D Identify and move to maintain a sterile field (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

HLTMS206D Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting

HLTMS208D Handle waste in a health care environment

HLTGM305D Maintain pool environments

Performance 

BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development

Administration 

BSBMED302B Prepare and process medical accounts

BSBMED303B Maintain patient records

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

HLTCOM407B Provide reception services for a practice

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