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

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2012

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 with the delivery of speech pathology programs designed to achieve and develop optimum independence in speech and communication skills.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course must be assessed after successful achievement of pre-requisite units:

  •   HLTAH301B Assist with an allied health program
  • HLTAH410B Support the development of speech and communication skills

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAH411B Provide support in dysphagia management


Clean and store equipment

Conduct speech pathology program according to identified goals and methods under supervision of a speech pathologist

Deliver therapeutic program under supervision of speech pathologist

Develop activities to support a speech pathology program under the direction of a speech pathologist

Document client information

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

Prepare for delivery of a speech pathology program

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

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve assignments and practical assessment in the simulated environment. On gaining competency in these assessments, students will undertake clinical placement for this competency.