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HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology)

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  • Awarded by
    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)
  • Qualification
    Certificate IV
  • Study Mode
    Online
  • Course Cost
    Upfront Payment: $4,952 OR Payment Plan: Weekly Instalments of $84.58 (plus $100 deposit)
  • Duration
    24 months max
  • Payment Option
    Payment planUpfront payment
  • Duration
    24 months max
  • Start Date
    Anytime – start today!
  • Location
    Online
  • Career Outcomes
    Allied Health Assistant | Therapy Assistant | Rehabilitation Assistant | View all

overviewCourse Overview

This online Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) (HLT43015) offered by Open Colleges in partnership with Integrated Care Management Training (ICMT), gives you the education and skills to forge a successful career as a speech pathology assistant.

Whether you’re changing careers, keen to bolster existing skills or just entering the workforce, this online health assistance course qualifies you to work under a qualified professional to assist clients to overcome speech, understanding and swallowing difficulties caused by conditions like autism, stroke, stuttering, cleft palate and Down’s syndrome.

You’ll learn to support the development of speech and communication skills, provide support in dysphagia management, and assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems. You’ll also develop skills in case management, conducting group sessions, and legal and ethical compliance procedures.

Gain practical skills

Students of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) (HLT43015) must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.

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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learnWhat You'll Learn

In this allied health course, the subjects you may study include:

  • HLTAHA001 – Assist with an allied health program
  • CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  • BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTAAP002 – Confirm physical health status
  • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTAHA012 – Support the development of speech and communication skills
  • HLTAHA013 – Provide support in dysphagia management
  • HLTAHA014 – Assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems
  • BSBINM301 – Organise workplace information
  • HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid

Why study withWhy Study With Open Colleges

Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. All courses are delivered by correspondence, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where will it lead meWhere Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) (HLT43015) from ICM Training.

With almost 15 per cent of Australians experiencing a form of communication disability, the demand for qualified speech pathology assistants is strong. Graduates of this allied health assistance course will be eligible to work in a variety of settings such as kindergartens, schools, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.

  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Speech Pathology Assistant
  • Speech Therapy Assistant

How much will it costHow Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $84.58 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $4,952 upfront payment

Pre-requisitesWhat You'll Need To Get In

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Have completed Year 12, or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a certificate II or higher; OR
  • Have at least 2 years' relevant vocational experience in a role that requires written documentation and communication

Applicants must be aged 18 or older.

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