Course Title: Assist with podiatric procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4321 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Title: Assist with podiatric procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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 2015

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 procedures performed by the podiatrist.The procedures may include surgical procedures of the skin and nails; preparation, modification and repair of orthotic devices and footwear.
The application of knowledge and skills described in this course may relate to functions such as assisting in podiatry surgery and/or the preparation/modification/repair of orthotic devices and footwear.These functions are to be performed in accordance with the directions of a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

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

  • HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context
  • HLTCSD305D Assist with client movement
  • HLTAH301C Assist with an allied health program
  • HLTIN302C Process reusable instruments and equipment in health work

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAH405C Assist with podiatric procedures


1. Prepare for the surgical podiatry procedure

2. Assist with the surgical podiatry procedure

3. Assist with templating for manufacture of orthotic devices

4. Assist with modification to orthoses and footwear

5. Assist with support and advice to clients in the selection of footwear

6. Clean, sterilise and store equipment

7. Document client information

8. Comply with supervisory requirements

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

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