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The allied health assistance program will train you to assist patients with their rehabilitation exercises including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, foot hygiene, dysphagia and nutrition.
You'll work alongside health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, speech pathologists and nutritionists to facilitate rehabilitation and to encourage optimal health.
As part of the program, you’ll specialise in physiotherapy and occupational therapy and will have basic knowledge in dysphagia, foot hygiene and nutrition..
Allied health workers assist patients carrying out routine physiotherapy exercises in groups or individually.
Other roles include helping to implement general care and assisting with ongoing therapy, as well as working with patients in recreational and leisure activities.
Allied health assistants also support the training of people with disabilities to care for themselves and develop independent living skills.
Work is not limited to hospitals. Allied health assistants can also find employment in community health, rehabilitation centres or via home and special needs school visits.
Full-time (Semester 1 intake)
10 months duration - 3 days a week on-campus and 120 hours of clinical placement
Part-time (Semester 2 intake)
12 months duration - 2.5 days a week on-campus and 120 hours of clinical placement
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions, clinical placements and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You'll be exposed to industry practices through clinical placements which you complete as part of your studies.
Placements can occur in hospitals, community settings, rehabilitation centres and special needs schools.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook, the job prospects for allied health assistants are good, with employment expected to grow strongly in the next five years.
Graduates work in:
- acute care (hospitals)
- rehabilitation centres
- aged care facilities
- community and primary healthcare
- schools that are involved with delivering programs to children with special needs
Program and course information
A solid foot in the health industry
Start a career that assists with physical rehabilitation and develops patient independency.