Course Title: Provide support in dysphagia management

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4367 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Title: Provide support in dysphagia management

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2018,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist a speech pathologist to support clients participating in therapy programs to improve swallowing and/or to maintain independence in the management of dysphagia. This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of an allied health professional.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAHA013 Provide support in dysphagia management


1. Prepare for support of treatment and monitoring programs to promote safe swallowing and eating

2. Deliver therapeutic program under supervision of speech pathologist

3. Monitor client's management of dysphagia in consultation with speech pathologist and care team

4. Comply with supervisory requirements

5. Document client information

Learning Outcomes



Overview of Assessment

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competence in this course-



Assessment Task 1 - Test 1

Assessment Task 2 - Practical assessment

Assessment Task 3 - Simulation exercise

Assessment Task 4 - Test 2

Assessment Task 5 - Clinical placement performance evidence



 To be deemed competent, the student must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required for the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.