Course Title: Assist with basic foot hygiene

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4321 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Title: Assist with basic foot hygiene

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 with basic foot hygiene under the direction of a podiatrist.

The course will also  include skin and nail care and applying dressings, padding and cushioning to the clients under the supervision of a podiatrist.

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:

HLTAH404C Assist with basic foot hygiene


1. Prepare for basic foot hygiene

2. Perform basic foot hygiene

3. Apply padding and cushioning as prescribed by the supervising podiatrist

5. Document client information

6. Comply with supervisory requirements

 4. Clean and store equipment

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.