After a career as a physiotherapist in India, Zankhna Bhatt is keen to get back in to the profession she loves. With RMIT’s she taking a first step towards requalifying in Australia.
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
I chose RMIT because I could see that the learning and teaching style would be a good fit for my needs.
I am enthusiastic. I am passionate. I am confident.
I was born in India, where I worked as a qualified physiotherapist. So, when I came to live in Australia, I needed to find a way to achieve qualification here. The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is my first step in that journey.
I chose RMIT because I could see that the learning and teaching style would be a good fit for my needs and because I liked the culture and environment of campus life.
Having previous experience certainly helped, but it was still a great achievement for me when I received top marks for my work in important subjects like anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
It’s also been valuable to learn more about the specific Australian requirements around work health and safety, infection control procedures and clinical practices for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology. It’s really built up my confidence before I go out in the real world of health settings.
As well as doing well in my studies, I’ve also enjoyed being a class representative to provide feedback for my program and how it can be further improved.
Even before I’ve graduated, I’ve managed to find a job as an allied health assistant, which is a great first step on my career path.
My long term goal is to clear the AHPRA registration requirements for physiotherapy and start working as a physiotherapist again. I feel I’m well on my way.
I love what I do because I believe in myself.