HLT43015

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

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.

HLT43015 Open Colleges Career FAQs

in partnership with Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT)
  • Qualification:
    Certificate IV
  • Study mode:
    Online
    Workplace
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    24 months max
  • Start date:
    Any time – start today!
  • Awarded by:
    ICM Training (RTO: 90197)
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Allied Health Assistant | Therapy Assistant | Rehabilitation Assistant | Occupational Therapy Assistant | Activity Supervisor | View All

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Course Rundown

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.

Eligibility

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.

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

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Where Will It Lead Me?

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.

 

Curious about where a career in allied health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

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.

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