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 social work assistant in undertaking support tasks delegated by a social worker. This applies to social work assistants working in a variety of settings such as hospitals, community, rehabilitation facilities and health centres.
|Statement of Attainment - Allied Health Assistance - Social Work Skill Set HLTSS00056|
|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.
The 2023 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.
Likely Job Outcome:
|Allied health social worker assistant|
This course 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
This course is open to Certificate IV qualified Allied Health Assistants preferably working in industry. You will be required to provide a copy of your Certificate IV qualification before enrolment.
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. Please visit Foundation Skills.
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 email@example.com.
Complete 2 subjects
Core: Complete all 2
Assist with an allied health program
CIT Code: HESC504 Cost: Standard $143.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide basic assistance to an allied health professional. This unit applies to allied health assistants working in a health or community context. Depending on the setting, work may include following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular (direct, indirect or remote) supervision of an allied health professional. Prerequisites: Nil
Assist with social work
CIT Code: HESC512 Cost: Standard $235.00 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by a social work assistant in undertaking support tasks delegated by a social worker. This unit applies to social work assistants working in a health or community context. Depending on the setting, work will be under the regular (direct, indirect or remote) supervision of a social worker. Prerequisites: Nil
|Certificate IV||Allied Health Assistance (Occupational therapy) HLT43015|
|Certificate IV||Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) HLT43015|
|Statement Attainment||Allied Health Assistance - Nutrition and Dietetics Skill Set HLTSS00052|
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org