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HLT43015

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology)

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:

    Online

  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    24 months max

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Allied Health Assistant | Therapy Assistant | Rehabilitation Assistant | Speech Pathology Assistant | View all

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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.

What you'll learn

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About this course

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.

Work Placement

Students of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) (HLT43015) must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Have completed Year 10, or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a certificate II or higher; OR
  • 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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As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

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.

  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Speech Pathology Assistant
  • Speech Therapy Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $84.58 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $4,952 upfront payment

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