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Qualification details

HLT42512 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to HLT42507 - Certificate IV in Allied Health AssistanceUpdated in V5. Updated core WHS units. 06/May/2012
Is superseded by HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health AssistanceThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the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. Merged HLT31512/HLT42512. Change in packaging rules. Significant changes to core. Entry requirements removed. Minimum work requirement of 120 hours. 05/Aug/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 14/Sep/2013
(View details for release 1) 07/May/2012

Units of competency

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HLTWHS300A - Contribute to WHS processesContribute to WHS processesN/A
HLTCOM405D - Administer a practiceAdminister a practiceN/A
HLTAH420C - Support the provision of basic nutrition advice-educatiSupport the provision of basic nutrition advice-educatiN/A
CHCCS427A - Facilitate adult learning and developmentFacilitate adult learning and developmentN/A
HLTNA302D - Plan and evaluate meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelinesPlan and evaluate meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelinesN/A
BSBWOR401A - Establish effective workplace relationshipsEstablish effective workplace relationshipsN/A
HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peopleN/A
HLTAH409C - Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomesConduct group sessions for individual client outcomesN/A
CHCOHS312B - Follow safety procedures for direct care workFollow safety procedures for direct care workN/A
SISCAQU311A - Foster the development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environmentFoster the development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environmentN/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 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 511 Certificate IV 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

HLT07 Version 5.0

HLT07 Version 5.1

Comments

HLT42512 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

HLT42512 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Updated in V5.1 - Minor corrections to codes. Equivalent outcome.

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

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

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 

HLTHIR402D 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)

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS 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 

HLTAH401C Deliver and monitor a client-specific exercise program (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305D, HLTAH301C)

HLTAH402C Assist with physiotherapy treatments and interventions (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305D, HLTAH301C)

HLTAH403C Deliver and monitor exercise program for mobility (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305D, HLTAH301C)

Group C electives  - all required for PODIATRY specialisation 

HLTAH404C Assist with basic foot hygiene (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305D, HLTAH301C, HLTIN302C)

HLTAH405C Assist with podiatric procedures (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305D, HLTAH301C, HLTIN302C)

HLTAH406C Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise (Note pre-requs: HLTAP301B, HLTCSD305D, HLTAH301C)

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

Group D electives  - all required for OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY specialisation 

HLTAH407C Assist with the rehabilitation of clients

HLTAH408C Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status

HLTAH409C Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

HLTAH414C Support the fitting of assistive devices

Group E electives  - all required for SPEECH PATHOLOGY specialisation 

HLTAH410C Support the development of speech and communication skills (Note pre-requ: HLTAH301C)

HLTAH411C Provide support in dysphagia management (Note pre-requs: HLTAH301C, HLTAH410C)

HLTAH412C Assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems (Note pre-requs: HLTAH301C, HLTAH410C)

Group F electives  - all required for Community rehabilitation specialisation 

HLTCR401C Work effectively in community rehabilitation

HLTCR402C 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.

HLTAH415C Assist with the screening of dietary requirements and special diets (Note pre-requs: HLTNA301D, HLTNA302D, HLTNA303D, HLTNA304D, HLTNA305D, HLTFS207C)

HLTAH409C Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

HLTAH420C Support the provision of basic nutrition advice/education (Note pre-requs: HLTNA301D, HLTNA302D, HLTNA303D, HLTNA304D, 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.

HLTNA301D Provide assistance to nutrition and dietetic services

HLTNA302D Plan and evaluate meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines

HLTNA303D Plan and modify meals and menus according to nutrition care plans

HLTNA304D Plan meals and menus to meet cultural and religious needs

HLTNA305D Support food services in menu and meal order processing

HLTFS207C Follow basic food safety practices

Other allied health electives 

HLTAH302D Assist with the application and removal of a plaster cast

HLTAH413C Deliver and monitor a hydrotherapy program (Note pre-requ: HLTFA311A)

HLTAH414C Support the fitting of assistive devices

HLTAH416B Support special diet requirements (Note pre-requs: HLTNA301D, HLTNA302D, HLTNA303D, HLTNA304D, HLTNA305D, HLTFS207C)

HLTIN302C 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

CHCCS401C Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCCS427A Facilitate adult learning and development

HLTAH302D Assist with the application and removal of a plaster cast

HLTCOM301C Provide specific information to clients

HLTCSD306D Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

HLTRAH301C Undertake visits to remote communities

First aid 

HLTCPR211A Perform CPR

HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requ: HLTFA301D)

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

CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability

CHCHC311B Work effectively in home and community care

CHCIC301E Interact effectively with children

CHCICS302B 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

HLTRAH302C Undertake home visits

SISCAQU307A Perform advanced water rescues

SRCAQU008B Apply the principles of movement in water to aquatic activities

SISCAQU308A Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills

SISCAQU311A Foster the development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment

SISCAQU312A Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities

SISCCRO303A Plan and conduct a recreation program for older persons

SISCCRO304A Plan and conduct disability recreation programs

SRFFIT004B Develop basic fitness programs

SRFFIT005B Apply basic exercise science to exercise instruction

SISFFIT417A Undertake long term exercise 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

HLTCOM405D Administer a practice

HLTCOM407B Provide reception services for a practice

HLTCOM503D Manage a practice

Medical imaging assistance 

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

HLTMI302B 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 CHCWHS312A)

CHCOHC407A Apply and manage use of basic oral health products