Qualification details

HLT43607 - Certificate IV in Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLT43612 - Certificate IV in Rehabilitation and Assistive TechnologyUpdated in V5 Updated core unit HLTFA311A Apply first aid Updated core WHS units 06/May/2012

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
BSBWOR301A - Organise personal work priorities and developmentOrganise personal work priorities and development N/A
CHCDIS301B - Work effectively with people with a disabilityWork effectively with people with a disability N/A
HLTAP301B - Recognise healthy body systems in a health care contextRecognise healthy body systems in a health care context N/A
HLTART401B - Work effectively in the rehabilitation environmentWork effectively in the rehabilitation environment N/A
HLTART402B - Identify and address specific needs within the rehabilitation environmentIdentify and address specific needs within the rehabilitation environment N/A
HLTART404B - Install and maintain augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devicesInstall and maintain augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices N/A
HLTART405B - Install and maintain environmental control systemsInstall and maintain environmental control systems N/A
HLTART406B - Modify and maintain wheelchairsModify and maintain wheelchairs N/A
HLTART407B - Test and evaluate compliance of assistive technology equipmentTest and evaluate compliance of assistive technology equipment N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3125-13 Mechanical Engineering Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0617 Rehabilitation Therapies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Health Technical Support 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Rehabilitation Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician 03/Sep/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3125-13 Mechanical Engineering Technician 03/Sep/2007 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0617 Rehabilitation Therapies 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 the skills and knowledge required by workers who undertake the design, construction and modification of specialised seating and associated equipment for people with disabilities based on multi-disciplinary assessment.

Rehabilitative and assistive technologists may work in hospitals, health centres or non-government organisations.

Their role includes:

  • Assessment of technical aspects of client needs under the supervision of an relevant health professional
  • Technical specification, design and construction or modification of assistive equipment to meet client needs;
  • Development of designs for original equipment if not commercially available;
  • Maintenance of the workshop
  • Inventory management

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Rehabilitation technician
  • Assistive technology technicians
  • Rehabilitation engineering technician
  • Seating technician

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

The following requirements apply for entry to this qualification:

  • Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication or equivalent or 
  • Attainment of the following units of competency:

MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 

MEM12001B Use comparison and basic measuring devices 

MEM12002B Perform electrical /electronic measurement 

MEM18001C Use hand tools 

MEM18002B Use power tools /hand held operations 

RTE2205A Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures 

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

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

  • 11 core units
  • 5 elective units
  • Group A elective which is required for work in rehabilitation and assistive technology
  • Group B - rehabilitation and assistive technology electives - at least 2 units must be selected
  • Group C 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 2 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 NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability 

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context 

HLTART401B Work effectively in the rehabilitation environment 

HLTART402B Identify and address specific needs within the rehabilitation environment 

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes 

MEM10002B Terminate and connect electrical wiring 

MEM18004B Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment 

MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components 

MEM18030B Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems 

Group A  - for work in rehabilitation and assistive technology 

The following unit or a unit with equivalent competency outcomes is required to work in rehabilitation and assistive technology.

HLTHIR301B Communicate and work effectively in health 

Group B  - rehabilitation and assistive technology electives  - at least 2 units must be selected 

At least two electives must be selected from the following rehabilitation and assistive technology units

HLTART404B Install and maintain augmentative and alternative communication  (AAC ) devices 

HLTART405B Install and maintain environmental control systems 

HLTART406B Modify and maintain wheelchairs 

HLTART407B Test and evaluate compliance of assistive technology equipment 

HLTART408B Adapt , install and construct postural seating 

HLTART409B Construct , adapt and install pressure management systems 

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 C 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 

Additional elective units may be taken from either the following suggested electives or from other relevant Training Package units available at Certificate IV (or higher)

BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships 

BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development 

HLTCSD306C Respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour 

HLTOHS401A Maintain workplace OHS processes 

MEM04011B Produce polymer patterns 

MEM04015B Develop and manufacture vacuum forming moulds and associated equipment 

MEM05004C Perform routine oxy acetylene welding 

MEM05006B Perform brazing and /or silver soldering 

MEM05010C Apply fabrication , forming and shaping techniques 

MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding 

MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process 

MEM05020C Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process 

MEM05026C Apply welding principles 

MEM07005C Perform general machining 

MEM10002B Terminate and connect electrical wiring 

MEM16013A Operate in a self -directed team 

MEM18030B Diagnose and rectify low voltage electrical systems 

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