Looking for a Career in Allied Health support
This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. The worker is required to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional. Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote and must occur within organisation requirements. The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional. The worker may be engaged to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. The worker, in conjunction with the allied health professional, may have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistance workers.
8 - 24 months depending on mode of delivery
Classroom or Online
Total Number of Units
120 hours (mandatory requirement)
Work within a community rehabilitation environment
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Assist with movement
Assist with an Allied Health Program
Facilitate Individual service planning and delivery
Support client independence and community participation
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Units of competency
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Recognise healthy body systems
Confirm physical health status
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Assess co-existing needs
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Assist with the rehabilitation of clients
Students must have standard Language, Literacy and numeracy skills and will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment at Certificate III level. A current Police Check is a requirement before the commencement of practical placement.
Classroom delivery 2-3 days a week, plus 120 hours of work placement.
Online study options available.
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Jacky | Skilling Queenslanders for Work participant - Brisbane
I completed my training with breakthru in January 2018. The course was a Certificate III in Individual Support. The trainer was the best I have ever had, as she made the course so interesting and hands on. The trainer's visits and feedback while on practical work placement was super supportive and by the end of the course, I was employed!.
What may be surprising to people reading this is I am in my 60’s!! and have found my dream job!
The three R’s - The Right course, the Right Trainer and the Right Company!! Thankyou breakthru! Life can begin in your sixty’s!