Allied Health

Allied Health assistants work directly with clients to implement allied health programs. They may work under the supervision of physiotherapists, dieticians, podiatrists, speech therapists and occupational therapists.

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Allied Health Assistants work directly with clients to implement allied health programs. They may work under the supervision of physiotherapists, dieticians, podiatrists, speech therapists and occupational therapists.

Mayfield Education is the only training organisation offering Allied Health Assistant Certificate IV course in Australia that delivers physiotherapy, podiatry and occupational therapy specialisations.

This is an open entry program of study. Participants need to be able to read, write and communicate in English to a level required to do the job.

Computer skills are required to utilise Mayfield online learning resources. Students must have access to a computer and internet to complete blended learning.

Including all pre-requisite and co-requisite units. This qualification includes the mandatory elective skill set in Physiotherapy and the mandatory elective skill set in Occupational Therapy, in addition to providing an introduction to speech pathology.

Core Units
  • Contribute and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Confirm physical health status (HLTAAP002)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (BSBMED301)
Elective Units
  • Deliver and monitor client specific physiotherapy program (HLTAHA003)
  • Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility (HLTAHA005)
  • Assist with basic foot hygiene (HLTAHA006)
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status (HLTAHA010)
  • Support the fitting of assistive equipment (HLTAHA016)
  • Support the development of speech and communication skills (HLTAHA012)
  • Support client independence and community participation (HLTAHA004)
  • Work within a community rehabilitation environment (HLTAHA024)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • 2 days fortnightly classes from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • 120 hours of clinical experience arranged with assistance from Mayfield

Intake 2, 2020: Thursday 24 September 2020, classes 2 days each fortnight Thursdays & Fridays

Application Closing Date
2 Weeks before Orientation Day.

Late applications will be considered for the next intake if received after the closing date

Students are assessed against specific performance criteria for each unit of study. There are continuous assessment tasks throughout the course which have been designed to consolidate core knowledge and skill prior to final assessment. Tasks include practical exercises, written tests and completion of learning workbooks. Final competency assessment occurs in the workplace.

Nationally Recognised Certificate (including the mandatory elective skill sets in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy).

Additional units may be undertaken to complete the requirements for rehabilitation. Some credit may be granted towards tertiary studies in an Allied Health field.

Funded Fee: $1,500 (hourly rate $1.57)

Funded Concession Fee: $300 (hourly rate $0.31)

Fee for Services Fee: $9,123

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Funded Fees (Skills First Program funded places) are subject to change of government policy and this may occur during your course.

Fee instalment plan is available.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

HLT43015


Start date(s)

24 September 2020


Program length

12 months with clinical placement


Campus

Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

Classes 2 days each fortnight


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

Allied Health Assistants work directly with clients to implement allied health programs and may work under the supervision of Allied Health professionals.

Mayfield Education will be offering qualified Allied Health Assistants shorts courses in the following areas: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, First Aid, Speech Pathology and Massage.

These short courses would allow Allied Health Assistants to expand their treatment techniques and can be used as continuing professional development.

Existing healthcare professionals (AHA)

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Speech Pathology
  • Massage

Each program runs for one day: 9am – 4pm with a 1 hour lunch provided.

  • Physiotherapy – Expression of Interest by email
  • Occupational Therapy – Expression of Interest by email
  • First Aid and CPR – Expression of Interest by email
  • Physiotherapy – Expression of Interest by email
  • Speech Pathology – 23 October 2020
  • Massage – 4 December 2020

Application Closing Date

Two weeks prior to course commencement. Late application is considered.

Mayfield Certificate of Attendance

This introduction may encourage participants to pursue further studies in this area.

$580. Light lunch provided.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

Allied Health Short Courses


Start date(s)

23 October 2020


Program length

1 day on-site


Campus

Mayfield Education


Face-to-Face: 9am to 4pm

Blended


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

Problems with the feet may be the first signs of medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and nerve and circulatory disorders. All people may require assistance and referral from health professionals and carers in foot care in order to maintain good function and prevent foot problems.

This course teaches safe and appropriate foot care techniques aimed at maintaining healthy foot function in all people. You will learn to identify high risk situations requiring referral to specialist podiatrists.

This course does not allow people to work as podiatrists or podiatry assistants. This course does not enable participants to work independently in this area in the community. Please consult your workplace guidelines and policies in relation to the foot care that you are able to provide.

Health care workers with an interest in foot care and podiatry

Health workers who care for the elderly and people with a disability.

Those with high risk feet who seek to prevent complications from sports and other injuries.

Foot anatomy and risk factors for foot pathology and identification of foot problems

Preventing and treating common foot disorders

First aid for acute foot injuries

Good footwear and correct fitting techniques

Resources including sources of equipment

Practice session: foot care including foot hygiene, toe nail cutting, and infection control/sterilisation practices

On completion, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the role of the podiatrist
  • Outline the structure of the feet and common disorders
  • List the factors that cause problems
  • Describe methods for treating and preventing the development of foot problems
  • Identify a ‘high risk’ foot and initiate appropriate interim management
  • Demonstrate skill in low risk foot care

This course is conducted by Registered Podiatrists.

It is a 1 day at Mayfield Education from 9am to 4pm

Intake 1, 2021: 1 February 2021

Application Closing Date
Two weeks prior to course commencement. Late application is considered.

Mayfield Certificate of Attendance

6 CNE points

$580. Light lunch provided.

Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

Caring for the Feet


Start date(s)

1 February 2021


Program length

1 day on-site


Campus

Mayfield Education


Study mode

Face-to-Face: 9am to 4pm


Contact

(03) 9882 7644