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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Vocation Education Training in schools contributes to your VCE / VCAL program and points.

VETis (VET in schools) courses are designed and delivered to provide you with job skills and can be delivered to secondary school students is a great way to start your career in health, commence your studies and gain employment.

  • Students must have completed year 10 in English and Mathematics
  • This program is a scored VCE CET program
  • This program may be run at your school, combined with another school or on campus at Mayfield Education in Hawthorn East
  • This program runs for 2 school years whilst you are undertaking your other year 11 and 12 subjects
  • Mayfield Education helps organise your structured workplace learning SWL

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is a nationally accredited health industry course which enables you to develop the skills and knowledge to enable you to work in a variety of health care environments. This enables you to complete your schooling with a VCE that includes a qualification that can gain you employment.

About Allied Health Assistants

AHA’s work directly with clients to assist a range of professionals in providing care and activities. AHA’s work under the supervision of physiotherapists, dietitians, podiatrists, speech therapists and occupational therapists.

AHA’s work with a variety of clients who need assistance such as:

  • Patients undertaking rehabilitation and endurance training after injury or surgery
  • Clients seeking to maintain their mobility and fitness
  • People requiring assistance with activities of daily living because of an ability

AHA’s can work in a variety of settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Gymnasiums
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Community centres
  • Aged care organisations

This is an open entry program. Please talk to your year master, your VET in school’s co-ordinator or the careers advisor of the school. They can contact us on your behalf.

Information sessions are run in person at your school and/or online where you can meet the teachers of this program. All have qualifications in this area.

The Cert III Allied Health contains all of the following units. Wednesday afternoons are usually dedicated for participants in this program to undertake the training.

Units studied as part of this program
  • Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001
  • Participate in workplace health and safety HLTWHS001
  • Organise personal work priorities and development BSBWOR301
  • Assist with movement CHCCCS002
  • Maintain high standard of service CHCCCS010
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern CHCCCS020
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately BSBMED301
  • Recognise healthy body systems HLTAAP001
  • Work with diverse people CHCDIV001
  • Assist with an allied health program HLTAHA001
  • Take clinical measurements HLTHPS001
Practical placement

As part of the course you will be placed in a real work environment to undertake 80 hours of voluntary work within the industry. This is organised by your school in collaboration with Mayfield Education

Once you have completed this qualification, you can gain credits into other health related courses if you seek to continue on the health career path:

  • Certificate in SS / OTT / Pathology
  • Certificate IV in SS/ OTT / AHA, Aged Care Support
  • Diploma of Nursing

The classes and workshops are run 1 day/ week during the term (usually Wednesday afternoons).

The course takes 2 years.

On some days in the course you will also be attending excursions and undertaking SWL (structured workplace learning). This is practical experience in a real health care setting. This is organised by Mayfield Education and your school.

The dates of the program conform to the school terms. There are some additional days offered for those who want to undertake these as a Summer and Winter school. These days enable students to catch up on assessments and/or structured workplace learning and experience.

At the completion of the course you will receive points towards your VCE / VCAL program. You will also receive a Nationally accredited and recognised certificate III.

This course enables you to apply for work as an Allied Health Assistant. This course contains units which can be used as credits in a large range of health-related courses including technicians, aged care, community services and nursing etc. This course provides you with credits towards Certificate IV health care courses.

The fee is negotiated with your school. Please see your VETis co-ordinator for details.

This course can be run in three different configurations:

  • on site at your school
  • by attending another school that already runs this course
  • by attending classes and workshops at Mayfield Education in Hawthorn East
Mayfield Education

2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Australia

Quick Glance


Program code

HLT33015


Start date(s)

School term dates


Program length

2 school years


Campus

Your school, another school that runs this course or Mayfield Education Hawthorn


Study mode

1 day /week during the term (usually Wednesday afternoons)


Contact

(03) 9882 7644

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: $1,175 (hourly rate $1.23)

Funded Concession Fee: $235 (hourly rate $0.25)

Fee for Services Fee: $8,500

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 –Expression of Interest by email
  • Massage – Expression of Interest by email

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)

TBA


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: 22 March 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)

22 March 2021


Program length

1 day on-site


Campus

Mayfield Education


Study mode

Face-to-Face: 9am to 4pm


Contact

(03) 9882 7644