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Learn about our flagship qualification and the opportunity it provides for students who are looking to enter the allied health workforce alongside university study.
Discover our students' range of industry-ready knowledge and skills to enter the workplace with the ability to execute various clinical and non-clinical tasks.
From a tailored induction video, to allied health assistance, to supervisor mentoring. See what exciting elements are featured as a future placement partner with ERA.
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Our flagship qualification, Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy), offers an exclusive opportunity for students who are commencing or completing their university study to enter the allied health workforce.
We are dedicated to educating the next generation of job-ready AHAs. We strive to give capacity back to our industry partners and provide early access to their future workforce needs.
By providing our students with hands-on learning opportunities, they are able to build a foundation of knowledge and skills to enter the workplace with the ability to execute a vast range of tasks.
Students routinely complete exercise session documentation, including; composing home exercise programs with direction from their supervisor and filling out details of the session complete within an exercise chart.
Client transfers can be quite labour intensive, so an extra set of hands can go a long way. Students have hands-on practice to safely use mobility equipment and assist with transfers.
Managing back-to-back clients makes it difficult to keep on top of clinical documentation. To save supervisors time, our students can complete SOAP notes in draft format, ready to be edited and approved by their supervisor.
Setting up and packing down treatment sessions is time-consuming. To ensure supervisors save valuable time, our students can take the lead to efficiently set up and pack down equipment.
Building positive rapport with clients is an important skill for students to refine. Interns are always excited to interact with clients and enjoy greeting patients and escorting them to their sessions.
In addition to managing inventory and restocking equipment, students execute tasks such as; obtaining patient files and documentation required for the implementation of a treatment session.
Industry placement provides the next generation of AHAs with the opportunity to work alongside a diverse range of qualified AHPs and establish professional networks for future employment.
Placement Partnerships form an integral part of our students' skills development and career journey as they work towards becoming qualified Allied Health Assistants.
Students will be provided with a WHS induction prior to placement commencement. The induction will be in the form of a video tailored to the placement partner and created by ERA using the information provided by the placement partner.
A WHS induction prepares the student for their first day on-site and ensures a fast and efficient implementation of their new role on placement.
Our students are there to provide assistance, allowing AHPs to execute safer, better quality, and at times more challenging exercise prescription for their clients.
Educated in a range of clinical and non-clinical skills, our students are expected to work autonomously in support of AHPs. This gives back valuable time for the AHP to have a mental break between sessions, complete admin, or discuss scheduling with clients.
The placement experience is an opportunity for both the student and the placement partner.
While the organisation benefits from an additional skilled team member, the student will benefit from work-integrated-learning through the mentoring of their designated supervisor.
Students must be supervised by a staff member who holds a qualification or relevant experience that is equal to or higher than the qualification the student is undertaking with ERA.
Student competency is gathered throughout the duration of the students' program and is collected by ERA's qualified Assessors.
As part of the students' overall assessment, we seek evidence to support the judgement about a students' competence within the workplace.
Placement supervisors will complete a short student assessment report provided by ERA at the conclusion of the placement block.
Our goal for students is to provide a placement opportunity tailored to the skills and qualifications needed for their future careers.
To meet our goal, we strive to build a diverse range of placement opportunities in both hospital and community settings, across Greater Melbourne and Regional Victoria.
Senior Exercise Physiologist and Team Leader
The Next Step SCI Recovery and Wellness Centre
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