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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).
North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you perform this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have a broad range of skills and knowledge that can be applied to specialised and/or skilled work areas. They will be able to identify, analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources and have a limited responsibility for the organisation of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
Credit for Prior Learning
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University
Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.