Course Title: Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4321 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Title: Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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 a podiatrist with the delivery and monitoring of specific client exercise and rehabilitation programs and in the completion of client foot health assessments.
The application of knowledge and skills described in this competency unit may relate to functions such as delivering and monitoring exercise and rehabilitation programs that have been developed and are being monitored by a podiatrist, and the provision of assistance during podiatric assessment procedures.  Allied Health Assistants operate within the scope of their defined roles and responsibilities and under supervision of an Allied Health Professional.

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

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAH406C Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise


1. Prepare for the delivery of podiatry exercise program or assessment procedures

2. Deliver podiatry exercise or rehabilitation program

3. Assist with podiatry assessments

4. Clean and store equipment

5. Document client information

6. 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.