Course Title: Provide support in dysphagia management

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4215 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Title: Provide support in dysphagia management

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2011

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to assist a speech pathologist to support clients participating in therapy programs to improve swallowing and/or maintain independence in the management of dysphagia.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite courses are:
• HLTAH301A Assist with an allied health program
• HLTAH410A Support the development of speech and communication skills

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAH411A Provide support in dysphagia management


Deliver therapeutic program under supervision of a speech pathologist

Document client information

Monitor client’s management of dysphagia in consultation with speech pathologist and care team

Prepare for support of treatment and monitoring programs to promote safe swallowing and eating

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve practical assessment in simulated environment and
observation in the clinical placements with questioning to address appropriate application of knowledge.