When you complete this course, you will be ready for a career in Allied Health Assistance. You will have the skills and knowledge to assist allied health staff (physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists) by helping implement the patients rehabilitation or maintenance therapy programmes, and in preparing written and verbal reports on their progress.
You will gain these skills
- Assist to plan and run therapy programs under supervision of an Allied Health Professional
- Communicate with clients, carers and health teams including reporting to supervisors
- Interpreting and applying medical terminology
- Knowledge of the body systems
- Comply with and apply infection control and work health and safety principles in a health setting
- Empower older people
- Provide First Aid
- Assist with movement of clients with mobility impairment
- Work appropriately with culturally diverse clients and co workers
Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.
Important COVID-19 update
Because this course includes work placement in a Group 1 or Group 2 industry according to the State Government mandatory vaccination policy, you will need to be vaccinated according to the Group 1 or Group 2 dates, or you may not be able to successfully complete the course. For more information visit the COVID-19 updates page(opens in a new tab) .
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Students will be required to complete a minimum of 80 hours work placement in a range of settings. (South Regional TAFE will arrange placements for students).
Students must be available for work placement as scheduled on the timetable.
Full-time is usually 8:45 - 3pm 4 days per week, with an additional 3 weeks full time work placement
Other costs in addition to course fees:
- Polo Shirt with TAFE logo: Approx $40. Order directly from Barefoot Clothing Company.
- Police Clearance (approx. $72) prior to commencement of placement and employment
- Working with Children’s Check (WWC) prior to commencement of work placement and employment (subject to placement – speak to your lecturer)
In line with current Public Health Orders in WA to enter a private or public health care setting as a student, you will need to provide proof of immunisation against
- Influenza (annual)
- COVID-19 (fully vaccinated)
(subject to change – check WA Dept of Health to confirm)
In addition to the above, the following vaccinations are recommended as per the WA Department of Health – Health Care Worker Immunisation Policy and are mandatory for student placements in WA public health campuses. Should you want to be considered for placement in these settings, please ensure you have sought Immunisation Serology from your GP for the following:
Students will be required to undergo immunisation and follow-up serology for the following:
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, Mumps
- Tuberculosis screening
- MRSA Screening
- allied health assistant
- therapy assistant
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
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Albany - Full Time, Flexible, Traineeship
* Indicative Fee Disclaimers
Fees and charges published on our website are indicative only, and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022.
- Fees may differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at time of enrolment.
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons not enrolled at school (in 2022, students born on or after 1 July 2004 who are at least 15 years old) the maximum course fee chargeable in 2022 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms, and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
- Depending on your circumstances, payment options may include paying fees via instalments or applying for assistance because of financial hardship.
- Visit the Fees and Payment Options page for further information.