This qualification is designed for those seeking to become Allied Health Assistants in
the aged care, disability, and other health sectors. The program prepares new workers
to provide assistance to Allied Health Professionals (AHP) under their supervision and
delegation, which may take the form of direct, indirect, or remote supervision.
To successfully complete the qualification, candidates must fulfil a practical requirement
of at least 120 hours of clinical placement, as outlined in the Assessment Requirements of
the relevant units of competency. At least 60% of this work must be carried out in an allied
health workplace. The remaining 40% may be carried out in a simulated environment if an
allied health workplace is unavailable. The clinical placement provides valuable hands-on experience in a clinical setting, enabling students to develop the skills and knowledge
necessary to become effective Allied Health Assistants.
Upon completion of the program, students will have the foundational knowledge and
practical experience to pursue a career as an Allied Health Assistant. They will be equipped
with the skills to support Allied Health Professionals in delivering high-quality care to
patients in a range of community and healthcare settings.
IVET has developed a simulated online clinic to enhance learning outcomes for students
pursuing a career in health. The simulated online clinic workplace, referred to as the
‘IVET Super Clinic’, is purpose-built to provide students with access to typical workplace
documents for reference.
Throughout the learning process, the IVET Super Clinic is an integral part of both the
learning and assessment processes. Students will have the opportunity to practice and
apply the skills they have acquired in a simulated workplace, enabling them to gain
confidence and proficiency before entering a real workplace.