A career in Allied Health Assistance
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.
Please note that students are required to organise their own work placement and breakthru College is not responsible to ensure that you have a placement. If you are having trouble securing a placement, please contact your Trainer/Assessor for help as soon as possible.
Students will also be required to obtain a number of clearances as listed below. However, it is the student’s responsibility to check with their work placement host organisation regarding what screening is required as organisations may each have slightly different requirements.
- National Police Certificate
- Working with children check
- Vaccination record check
- Code of Conduct check
Total Number of Units
Please select your enrolment type:
NSW Government funded enrolment
QLD Government funded enrolment
Units of competency
The course consists of 16 units of competency and is delivered within a period of 6 months (for face to face mode) or 12 months (for online delivery mode). A work placement of 120 hours is also required.
|Code||Title||Core or Elective|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status||Core|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|BSBMED301||Interpet and apply medical terminology appropriately||Core|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement||Other Elective|
|HLTAHA001||Assist with an allied health program||Other Elective|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate Individual service planning and delivery||Other Elective|
|HLTAHA004||Support client independence and community participation||Elective (Group E)|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern||Other Elective|
|HLTAHA024||Work within a community rehabilitation environment||Elective (Group E)|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs||Other Elective|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate responsible behaviour||Other Elective|
|HLTAHA009||Assist in the rehabilitation of clients||Other Elective|
Code | Title | Core or Elective
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
Interpet 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
Elective (Group E)
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Work within a community rehabilitation environment
Elective (Group E)
Assess co-existing needs
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
Doing the Individual Support course through breakthru led me to regular employment in the disability sector. Since completing my course I have moved up two levels in pay rate, supported co-workers passing on and sharing the knowledge I obtained. I am no longer on benefits, which was the most important thing I wanted to achieve thanks to the breakthru teams dedication and support this has been possible. I am very grateful to the staff there for there help and support.
The staff and trainers went 'above and beyond' to support and encourage all of us with the necessary knowledge and understanding to successfully complete the course. Personally, I found nothing was too big or small for breakthru to assist and the three weeks of practical training gave me the extra confidence and skills needed to find employment. I have been employed as a Personal Care Worker/Support Worker in the community since completing my course, the team at breakthru are truly worth their weight in GOLD.
The course trainers delivered each course perfectly. We were well prepared and equipped with exactly what we needed to carry out our roles as support workers. breakthru even went to the extent of finding workplace placements once we completed the theory work. I was oﬀered employment right where I did my work placement.