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Qualification details

HLT42507 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT42512 - Certificate IV in Allied Health AssistanceUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Units of competency

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SRCAQU012B - Foster the motor, cognitive and personal development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environmentFoster the motor, cognitive and personal development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environmentSupersededN/A
HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies and proceduresComply with infection control policies and proceduresSupersededN/A
SRFFIT004B - Develop basic fitness programsDevelop basic fitness programsDeletedN/A
CHCMH301B - Work effectively in mental healthWork effectively in mental healthSupersededN/A
BSBINM301A - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace informationSupersededN/A
HLTNA301C - Provide assistance to nutrition and dietetic servicesProvide assistance to nutrition and dietetic servicesSupersededN/A
HLTAH408B - Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional statusAssist with the development and maintenance of client functional statusSupersededN/A
HLTNA303C - Plan and modify meals and menus according to nutrition care plansPlan and modify meals and menus according to nutrition care plansSupersededN/A
BSBWOR502B - Ensure team effectivenessEnsure team effectivenessSupersededN/A
CHCPOL403B - Undertake research activitiesUndertake research activitiesSupersededN/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 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Direct Client Care 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Therapy Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 423314 Therapy Aide 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313-19 Therapy Aide 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 03/Sep/2007 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 03/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Description

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:

  • Therapy assistant
  • Podiatry assistant
  • Physiotherapy assistant
  • Speech pathology assistant
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Allied health assistant
  • Nutrition assistant
  • Dietetic assistant
  • Community rehabilitation assistant

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

The following units of competency should be either achieved before this qualification or must be undertaken as part of the qualification:

BSBMED301B Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 

HLTAH301B Assist with an allied health program 

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context 

HLTCSD201C Maintain high standard of client service 

HLTCSD305C Assist with client movement 

HLTHIR301B 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.

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:

  • 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

Core units 

HLTHIR402C 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)

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

Relevant electives 

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

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Group A  - ALLIED HEALTH ELECTIVES 

Group B electives  - all required for PHYSIOTHERAPY specialisation 

HLTAH401B Deliver and monitor a client -specific exercise program  (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305C, HLTAH301B)

HLTAH402B Assist with physiotherapy treatments and interventions  (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305C, HLTAH301B)

HLTAH403B Deliver and monitor exercise program for mobility  (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305C, HLTAH301B)

Group C electives  - all required for PODIATRY specialisation 

HLTAH404B Assist with basic foot hygiene  (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305C, HLTAH301B, HLTIN302B)

HLTAH405B Assist with podiatric procedures  (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305C, HLTAH301B, HLTIN302B)

HLTAH406B Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise  (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305C, HLTAH301B)

HLTIN302B Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work  (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

Group D electives  - all required for OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY specialisation 

HLTAH407B Assist with the rehabilitation of clients 

HLTAH408B Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status 

HLTAH409B Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes 

LTAH414B Support the fitting of assistive devices 

Group E electives  - all required for SPEECH PATHOLOGY specialisation 

HLTAH410B Support the development of speech and communication skills  (Note pre-requ: HLTAH301B)

HLTAH411B Provide support in dysphagia management  (Note pre-requs: HLTAH301B, HLTAH410B)

HLTAH412B Assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems  (Note pre-requs: HLTAH301B, HLTAH410B)

Group F electives  - all required for Community rehabilitation specialisation 

HLTCR401B Work effectively in community rehabilitation 

HLTCR402B Support client daily living requirements in a community rehabilitation context 

HLTCR403B Support community access and participation 

Group G electives  - 2 required for NUTRITION and DIETETICS specialisation 

Two electives must be selected from the following three to address requirements for the Nutrition and Dietetics mandatory elective group.

HLTAH415B Assist with the screening of dietary requirements and special diets  (Note pre-requs: HLTNA301C, HLTNA302C, HLTNA303C, HLTNA304C, HLTNA305C, HLTFS207C)

HLTAH409B Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes 

HLTAH420B Support the provision of basic nutrition advice /education  (Note pre-requs: HLTNA301C, HLTNA302C, HLTNA303C, HLTNA304C, HLTFS207C)

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.

HLTNA301C Provide assistance to nutrition and dietetic services 

HLTNA302C Plan and evaluate meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines 

HLTNA303C Plan and modify meals and menus according to nutrition care plans 

HLTNA304C Plan meals and menus to meet cultural and religious needs 

HLTNA305C Support food services in menu and meal order processing 

HLTFS207C Follow basic food safety practices 

Other allied health electives 

HLTAH302C Assist with the application and removal of a plaster cast 

HLTAH413B Deliver and monitor a hydrotherapy program  (Note pre-requ: HLTFA301C)

HLTAH414B Support the fitting of assistive devices 

HLTAH416B Support special diet requirements  (Note pre-requs: HLTNA301C, HLTNA302C, HLTNA303C, HLTNA304C, HLTNA305C, HLTFS207C)

HLTIN302B Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work  (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C)

Other relevant electives 

Group H 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 

Below are additional units of competency that may be selected as electives, grouped to facilitate selection. Electives may be selected from one or more groups.

Client support 

CHCCM401D Undertake case management 

CHCCS401B Facilitate responsible behaviour 

CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development 

HLTAH302C Assist with the application and removal of a plaster cast 

HLTCOM301C Provide specific information to clients 

HLTCSD306C Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour 

HLTRAH301C Undertake visits to remote communities 

First aid 

HLTCPR201B Perform CPR 

HLTFA201B Provide basic emergency life support 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid  (Note pre-requ: HLTFA301C)

Client care 

CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence 

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people 

CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia 

CHCCN305B Provide care for babies 

CHCCS416A Assess and provide services for clients with complex needs 

CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability 

CHCHC311B Work effectively in home and community care 

CHCIC301E Interact effectively with children 

CHCICS302A Participate in the implementation of individualised plans 

CHCMH301B Work effectively in mental health 

or 

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues 

CHCRF301E Work effectively with families to care for the child 

HLTRAH302B Undertake home visits 

SRCAQU007B Respond to an aquatic emergency using advanced water rescue techniques 

SRCAQU008B Apply the principles of movement in water to aquatic activities 

SRCAQU009B Instruct water familiarisation , buoyancy and mobility skills 

SRCAQU012B Foster the motor , cognitive and personal development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment 

SRCAQU014B Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities 

SRCCRO009B Conduct a recreation program for older persons 

SRCCRO010B Conduct a recreation program for people with a disability 

SRFFIT004B Develop basic fitness programs 

SRFFIT005B Apply basic exercise science to exercise instruction 

SRFFIT007B Undertake relevant exercise planning and programming 

TAEDEL401A Plan , organise and deliver group -based learning 

Performance 

BSBAUD402B Participate in a quality audit 

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment 

BSBMGT403A Implement continuous improvement 

BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships 

BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness 

CHCPOL403B Undertake research activities 

HLTAMBPD401C Manage personal stressors in the work environment 

Administration 

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information 

BSBMED401B Manage patient record keeping system 

HLTCOM405C Administer a practice 

HLTCOM407B Provide reception services for a practice 

HLTCOM503C Manage a practice 

Medical imaging assistance 

HLTMI301A Contribute to client flow and client information management in medical imaging 

HLTMI302A Support the medical imaging professional 

Oral health electives 

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health 

CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care 

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues 

CHCOHC406A Provide or assist with oral hygiene  (Note pre-requ: HLTIN301C or CHCOHS312B)

CHCOHC407A Apply and manage use of basic oral health products