Course Title: Assist with client movement

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: OHTH5664C

Course Title: Assist with client movement

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4215 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Erin Chuckley

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites and co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to support clients who require assistance with basic physical movement which may be due to incapacity.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTCSD305C Assist with client movement


Assist with client movement

Performance Criteria:

Carry out client movement using appropriate safe handling method and equipment as required
Take appropriate action to ensure client comfort and safety throughout positioning or transfer
Communicate with clients during movement according to appropriate protocols


Complete assistance with client movement

Performance Criteria:

Return equipment to appropriate place as required
Clean equipment in accordance with organisation policy and procedures
Report equipment faults immediately in accordance with organisation procedures


Prepare to assist with client movement

Performance Criteria:

Confirm requirements for assisting with client movement with relevant personnel and care plan or organisation policy and procedures
Select equipment according to client requirements
Appropriately prepare environment
Explain the procedure to client and answer questions as required and according to appropriate communication protocols
Seek client consent and cooperation
Carry out procedure according to safe working practices

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Face to face teaching
• Case studies from the industry
• Class room activities and practical work
• Discussions
• accessing information online

Teaching Schedule

There will be four sessions of 3 hours each teaching for this course and the details of the class date and time will be in the timetable provided to the students. Timetable can also be accessed online in the learning hub.

The teaching sessions will involve both theory and practical training for the students.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for this course as comprehensive course material will be provided by the teacher through RMIT Learning Hub.


Online learning materials can be accessed using the RMIT Online Learning Hub.
The online learning materials listed include:

Course outlines
Lecture notes
Workbook activities
Assessment details
Policies and procedures for some transferring techniques

Other Resources

The students can access library for more resources like-
• Videos
• Articles of interest
• useful external links
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve practical assessment in simulated environment and an assignment to demonstrate appropriate application of knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

The students will be assessed for their underpinning knowledge through workbook activities and then they will be assessed for their client movement skills through practical work.

Assessment Matrix

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