Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology)
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) (HLT43015)
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This course meets 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.
This online Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) (HLT43015) offered by Open Colleges in partnership with Integrated Care Management Training (ICMT), gives you the education and skills to forge a successful career as a speech pathology assistant.
Whether you're changing careers, keen to bolster existing skills or just entering the workforce, this online health assistance course qualifies you to work under a qualified professional to assist clients to overcome speech, understanding and swallowing difficulties caused by conditions like autism, stroke, stuttering, cleft palate and Down's syndrome.
You'll learn to support the development of speech and communication skills, provide support in dysphagia management, and assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems. You'll also develop skills in case management, conducting group sessions, and legal and ethical compliance procedures.
Students of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) (HLT43015) must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:
Have completed Year 10, or equivalent
Hold a certificate II or higher
Have at least 2 years' relevant vocational experience in a role that requires written documentation and communication
Applicants must be aged 16 or older.
Areas of study
In this allied health program, the subjects you'll 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
HLTAHA012 - Support the development of speech and communication skills
HLTAHA013 - Provide support in dysphagia management
HLTAHA014 - Assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems
BSBINM301 - Organise workplace information
HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID002 - Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
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Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) (HLT43015) from ICM Training.
With almost 15 per cent of Australians experiencing a form of communication disability, the demand for qualified speech pathology assistants is strong. Graduates of this allied health assistance course will be eligible to work in a variety of settings - such as kindergartens, schools, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities - as a speech pathology assistant, speech pathology aide, speech therapy assistant, rehabilitation assistant, rehabilitation aide or allied health assistant.
RTO 90796 Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
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