C4367 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

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Plan: C4367 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Qualification national code: HLT43015
Nominal hours: 998
Career: TAFE
Duration: 10 Months Full time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
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Purpose of the Program

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance that is being delivered by RMIT trains you to  provide support to allied health professionals like physiotherapists, occupational therapists and podiatrists/ aquatic physiotherapists. If you are interested in developing skills for working in the health industry, this program is ideal.

Through the program you will develop the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to:

  • perform relevant allied health interventions under the guidance of an allied health professional
  • provide care and comfort for individuals receiving allied health treatments
  • apply standard precautions to control cross-infection and safely dispose of infectious waste
  • complete and interpret documents relating to the services undertaken by allied health assistants
  • provide effective services when dealing with internal and external customers and clients.

(Source: Training.gov.au website http://training.gov.au /Training/Details/HLT43015  Accessed 13/01/2016) Objectives are reached through regular participation in practical classes, lectures, online classes, clinical practice, work integrated learning and practice study groups.

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Articulation and pathways

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT university programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

As an applicant you are required to complete a Pre-training review test in order for staff support you if required.

You are required to write a personal statement when you apply for the program stating why you are interested in the program.

Working with Children Check: When you are enrolled in the program,  you will be required to hold a Working with Children Check before undertaking clinical components of this program. Failure to obtain satisfactory checks may result in you being unable to complete this program.

Police Check- You will have to get Fit2work check and administration staff will assist in applying for the same.

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External accreditation and industry links

The School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences has significant links with Allied Health Industry through its Program Advisory Committees as well as through Work Integrated Learning (WIL) where students participate in clinical placements with some of our industry partners. This helps to ensure that the program remains relevant to you and the needs of employers. Many of the teaching staff within the program are or have been practicing industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.

Successful graduates from this program can gain employment in Allied Health Industry, work in independent private practice or use this qualification as a pathway into other programs in Health Industry.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library. You will also have access to the laboratories fully equipped with all allied health equipment.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at: myRMIT      www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.


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