Allied Health Assistance (OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY specialisation)

Certificate IV

National Code: HLT43015

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About the course

Course Number: HLT43015-04V01 (OCCTHER)

Do you feel that everyone deserves the opportunity to participate in the major aspects of everyday life? Are you looking to pursue a rewarding career in the health industry? Our Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) may be the perfect course for you. This course will set you on the path to becoming an allied health assistant, specialising in an occupational therapy context.

Occupational therapists work with individuals who face difficulties participating in day-to-day activities or undertaking certain tasks; clients may be inhibited by factors such as illness, injury or ageing. As an allied health assistant in occupational therapy, you will work alongside professional occupational therapists to support clients through their journeys. You will assist in improving and maintaining clients’ functional statuses as well as providing support in fitting clients with assistive equipment.

As a component of the course, you will undertake 120 hours of work placement. This will give you valuable experience in the practical aspects of an allied health assistant's role. Studying this course through North Coast TAFE will also give you access to the state-of-the-art Shared Health Research and Education Campus (SHREC) in Port Macquarie. SHREC gives you the opportunity to learn in a supportive environment alongside student doctors and other allied health professionals studying with the University of NSW and the University of Newcastle. This modern facility also accommodates simulated, practical and theoretical learning.

On completion of this course, you could find yourself working in a range of environments including hospitals, aged care facilities, schools, private practices, GP clinics or rehabilitation units.

If you’re ready to step towards a career where you play a key role in improving individuals’ levels of engagement in work, leisure and domestic activities, contact us now to secure your place in our Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy).

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