Allied Health Assistance - Draft 1

HLTSS00072 Allied Health Assistance Occupational Therapy Skill Set Draft 1.0

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Skill sets

HLTSS00072

Allied Health Assistance – Occupational Therapy Skill Set

Description

This skill set reflects the skills and knowledge required for health assistants working under direction and supervision of an allied health professional in occupational therapy, and is suitable for individuals who:

  • hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Health or related field.

or

  • have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process.

Pathways information

These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the HLT Health Training Package, including HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.

Licensing / regulatory information

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this skill set at the time of publication.

Skill set requirements

Unit code

Unit title

HLTAHA032

Assist with the development and maintenance of persons functional status

HLTAHA038

Support the fitting of assistive equipment

Target group

This skill set is for individuals working in the health industry who wish to develop skills to provide assistance in occupational therapy.

Suggested words for statement of attainment

These competencies from HLT Health Training Package meet industry requirements for work in allied health assistance in occupational therapy.

2 Comments

OT AHA specialisation

"OT is a very broad discipline and there should be more units included in this specialisation. It is not all about assistive equipment. For example, these days there are more jobs for AHAs (also known as Psychiatric Services Officers) in Mental Health and these two units often do not cover the role of OT and AHA in this area. "

Raffaele Quattrocchi 04.06.2021 02.33PM

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"Agree... All my students come in with a long list of equipment that they need to be ticked off with clients - I don't know why RTOs are so obsessed with equipment. We don't use most of the equipment on the list. Most of the OT work I do is assisting our clients to complete an UL program or practice a functional task. I would be interested to know - What do PSOs in mental health do in OT? Thanks"

Kylie Saccotelli 19.06.2021 05.10PM

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