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The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015) has been designed with a focus on sport and fitness that equips graduates to work across different health disciplines assisting in a multitude of health professionals. Upon completion, graduates may choose to work as a physiotherapy assistant, with potential pathways also into occupational therapist assistant, occupational therapist assistant, speech pathologist assistant, exercise physiologist assistant and community rehabilitation therapists to name a few.

Allied Health Assistants are in increasing demand in the health and community sector working in hospitals, clinical settings, health, recreation and fitness environments.

Allied Health Assistants work under the supervision of Allied Health Professionals and are an integral part of a collaborative team in providing high standards of patient support, therapy and rehabilitation to increase mobility and independence.

This nationally recognised program is delivered by Swinburne University of Technology in partnership with Richmond Football Club.

 

Potential Pathways / Industry Placement / Employment Opportunities / Outstanding Student Experience

Why Study With Us?

WHAT IS AN ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT

Allied Health Assistants work under the supervision of Allied Health Professionals and are an integral part of a collaborative team in providing high standards of patient support, therapy and rehabilitation to increase mobility and independence.

POTENTIAL PATHWAYS

Students successfully completing Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance – Sport and Fitness (HLT43015) gain a qualification and skill set that enables graduates to work across different health disciplines assisting a multitude of health professionals. Graduates can choose to work as a physiotherapy assistant, chiropractic assistant, occupational therapist assistant, speech pathologist assistant, exercise physiologist assistant and community rehabilitation therapists to name a few.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Our course has a sport and fitness focus, which means we deliver additional units in fitness and recreation. This enables our graduates, under the supervision of Allied Health Professionals, to: – Pre-screen clients – Conduct modified fitness tests – Develop and deliver fitness programming – Plan, implement and deliver fitness programming to community groups in health and recreation settings.

PLACEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Richmond Football Club and its subsidiary company Aligned Leisure, and businesses in the Richmond Institute Sports Industry Network are committed to providing real employment and placement opportunities. Two work placements will give you the chance to use your skills in real-world situations.

Testimonials

“I chose to do this AHA course because my dream is to be able to help make a difference to someone’s life”. “My favourite experience during the course was the clinical placement. I was able to meet the loveliest people with the biggest smiles. They were honestly the most determined people, especially with the way they went about their rehab”. “Being on placement helped me see a new perspective on life and has changed my world”.

Cheyene Macumber

“This AHA course has offered me so much more than I was expecting. I have a personal focus on health and fitness and this course feeds directly into that interest”. “Studying at the Richmond Football Club has been a definite highlight. The environment is educational, dynamic, forward thinking, enthusiastic and positive. I will finish the course with confidence, direction and support. Thank you”.

Linda Herbert

“This course is unique compared to other places offering similar courses. The collaboration between Richmond Football Club and Swinburne University of Technology is like a dream come true for me as I get to study with my favourite club and in one of the top universities”. ”I realised after my first week how well this course is structured for the physical and mental wellbeing of its students. I have a Masters in Microbiology and a Bachelor in Medical Lab, however this is by far the best course I’ve done in my life. Thank you to the Richmond Institute, Swinburne University of Technology and the Victorian Government for giving me an opportunity to study this course”.

Jeevan Prasad

“I chose to study AHA as I wanted to understand the depths of allied health from all different angles and to enhance my knowledge in this field of study. This course differed from other AHA courses by incorporating practicing AHP/AHA’s as staff and including many extra curricula activities and certificates. It is also affiliated with a well-known sports club to enhance the sport and fitness aspect”. “What I enjoy most about this course is the diversity of learning methods presented to us through interactive workshops, classroom activities and different locations. I would recommend this course as a stepping stone for your career or even as a side course to gain more experience and knowledge”.

Alvina Qureshi

“My name is Kylie and I’m 45 years old. After spending over 20 years in retail I was looking for a change in career. I chose this course as it was a combination of everything I wanted to do when I was younger. The thought of being involved and helping those recovering from injury or illness is rewarding, regardless of age”. “I have enjoyed this course, the interaction with educators from both Swinburne University of Technology and Richmond Football Club, the facilities and opportunities to gain valuable knowledge and experience”.

Kylie Anderson

This course is a part of the Free TAFE scheme – learn more here


 

Application Process

  • Step 1: Register your details using the form below.
  • Step 2: We’ll give you a call to conduct a brief interview over the phone. This is just to make sure the course is right for you, and advise you of the next steps.
  • Step 3: Once you are ready to proceed, we’ll email you with instructions on how to complete your online application.
  • Step 4: If successful, you’ll receive your official offer letter via email.  This will include information on how to accept your offer and enrol, and confirm your course start date.

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