Study this course at Holmesglen and become an important part of the healthcare sector. Work directly with allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other clinicians, to provide clients with therapy and support to improve their quality of life.
This course may be the ideal choice if you have worked in health in the past and are looking for a return to the health sector.
As the demand for therapy programs in hospital and community settings rise, allied health assistants will play an increasingly important role in the rehabilitation of clients and patients, and promotion of optimal health outcomes.
Allied health assistants often work across health disciplines to assist multiple health professionals and may, in some cases, specialise in one discipline area (such as physiotherapy assistance).
This course is delivered at Holmesglen's Moorabbin campus and will provide you with comprehensive training in the specialty streams of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, as well as information about other areas, including group work and community rehabilitation.
All our clinical specialist units are taught by practising allied health professionals and assistants. Your learning will be supported through a range of online activities, lectures and tutorials. Practical sessions are conducted in our state-of-the-art allied health facility, with simulated hospital rehabilitation and community environments.
The Department of Allied Health Services and Science has strong partnerships with a number of health services in Victoria, such as Cabrini Health, providing quality clinical placement experiences for our students that are hands-on and meaningful.
They provide you with the opportunity to practice your newly gained skills in a range of settings, including post-surgical, medical, rehab and community.
All placements are well supported by fully qualified allied health clinical staff to produce graduates who are work ready for a career as an allied health assistant.
This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.