HLT43015

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

  • Awarded by

    ICM Training (RTO: 90197)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode

    Online
    Workplace

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    24 months max

  • Start Date

    Any time – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Allied Health Assistant | Therapy Assistant | Rehabilitation Assistant | Occupational Therapy Assistant | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) offered by Open Colleges gives you the training to start your career in occupational therapy.

    If you're keen to help those affected by illness, injury, accident or ageing to resume everyday activities, then this is the course for you. In this online occupational therapy course, you'll learn to interpret and apply medical terminology, assist with client movement and rehabilitation, respond to challenging behaviour, undertake case management, and implement infection control policies.

    You'll also develop key management and communication skills to give you a professional edge in the workplace. Students may require a current First Aid Certificate to commence placement at some workplaces.  

    Work placement

    Students of this course must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Have completed Year 10, or equivalent; OR
    • Hold a certificate II or higher qualification; OR
    • Have at least 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

    Age requirements:

    Students are required to be at least 18 years of age.

    English proficiency:

    • Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level; or
    • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
    • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

    Computing:

    • You will need access to a reliable computer and an internet connections, as well as basic computer skills.

    Physical requirements

    • Students need to be fit to:
      • Stand or stoop for long periods of time
      • Undertake light physical labour 
      • Manage exposure to blood, chemicals, and other bodily fluids
    • Learners undertaking the unit HLTAID003 Provide first aid, will be required to undertake Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) continuously for a minimum 2 minutes while kneeling on the floor as indicated in the assessment requirements for the unit.
  • Subject Breakdown

    In this allied health course, the subjects may study include:

    • HLTAHA001 – Assist with an allied health program
    • CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships
    • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
    • BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
    • HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
    • HLTAAP002 – Confirm physical health status
    • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • HLTAHA010 – Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
    • HLTAHA016 – Support the fitting of assistive equipment
    • HLTAHA009 – Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
    • BSBINM301 – Organise workplace information
    • HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life support
    • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

    When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists.

    Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

    The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

  • STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

    All student testimonials for Open Colleges

    "Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."

    "It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."

    Amy Stephenson , Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    "I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."

    Marcia Lindsay , Diploma of Hospitality

    "I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."

    Robyn Hundy , Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

    "My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."

    Melinda Wheeler , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) from Open Colleges, awarded by Integrated Care and Management Training. 

    Occupational therapy is a growing industry with a high demand for qualified professionals. This online health assistance course will help get your foot in the door.

     

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in allied health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Allied Health Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Imaging Assistant, Nutrition Assistant, Therapy Assistant, Rehabilitation Assistant, Speech Pathology Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nursing Support Worker, Ward Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Wardsperson, Patient Services Assistant, Operating Theatre Technician, Orderly.

  • Let's talk price

    Open Colleges offers a number of flexible payment models to suit your lifestyle and preferences.

    You can choose to pay up-front with a 10% course discount, pay 50% up-front and remainder through a payment plan, or you can pay in weekly or fortnightly installments as you study. All Open Colleges payment plans are interest free.

    Enquire now for more payment options and course costs!

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