This training is for currently qualified Allied Health Assistants, with preference given to those currently working in industry. This Skill Set will provide you with skills and knowledge required by a speech pathology assistant in undertaking support tasks delegated by a speech pathologist. This applies to social work assistants working in a variety of settings such as hospitals, community, rehabilitation facilities and health centres.
|Qualification:||Statement of Attainment - Allied Health Assistance - Speech Pathology Skill Set HLTSS00057|
|Duration:||1 semester part-time (approximately 5 hours per week) as well as industry placement.
Plus additional 2 hours per week (approximately) individual learning such as research, online activities and projects.
|Likely Job Outcome:||Allied health speech pathology assistant|
This program has a mandatory work placement (120 hours in total). CIT teachers will negotiate all placements with you and your workplace (if your workplace is suitable).
Before undertaking any industry placement, you must:
- be at least 18 years of age;
- have a National Police check;
- have a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check'
- provide evidence of required vaccinations
Entry Requirements / How to Apply
This program is open to Certificate IV qualified Allied Health Assistants preferably working in industry.
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.
If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au
Already have one? Great! Verify it in our student administration system now so your enrolment or graduation isn't delayed. (New CIT students will not be able to do this until they have been given their CIT number which will be given to you when you apply to study most CIT courses).
- Login to CIT Self Service
- Click on the link for USI
- Verify your USI
It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).
If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.
Literacy Skills Information
We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.
Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.
To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete all 3 subjects
Support the development of speech and communication skills
CIT Code: HESC550 Cost: $90.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with the delivery of speech pathology programs designed to achieve and develop optimum independence in speech and communication skills. This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of an allied health professional. Prerequisites: Nil
Provide support in dysphagia management
CIT Code: HESC551 Cost: $100.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist a speech pathologist to support clients participating in therapy programs to improve swallowing and/or to maintain independence in the management of dysphagia. This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of an allied health professional. Prerequisites: Nil
Assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems
CIT Code: HESC552 Cost: $110.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support clients who use total communication systems, including the preparation of resources. This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of an allied health professional. Prerequisites: Nil
|Certificate IV||Allied Health Assistance HLT43015|
|Statement Attainment||Allied Health Assistance - Nutrition and Dietetics Skill Set HLTSS00052|
|Statement Attainment||Allied Health Assistance - Social Work Skill Set HLTSS00056|
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email email@example.com