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HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Duration:              6 to 12 Months

Delivery Mode:      Workplace / Traineeship, Online

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance reflects the role of workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. The worker is required to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional. Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote and must occur within organisation requirements. The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional. The worker may be engaged to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. The worker, in conjunction with the allied health professional, may have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistance workers.

  • rehabilitation centres
  • aged care facilities
  • community and primary healthcare
  • Nutrition Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Podiatry Assistant
  • Therapy Assistance



The following  employment pathways are available to learners who complete Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance:

  • acute care and hospitals
  • rehabilitation centres
  • aged care facilities
  • community and primary healthcare
  • schools that are involved with delivering programs to children with special needs.
  • Nutrition Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Podiatry Assistant
  • Therapy Assistance

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the certificate IV level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Students must satisfy the following age, English and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 17 years or over
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Undertake LLN and digital numeracy assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smart phone with an internet access

The course fee for the course is $4000, which includes all course materials and assessments. We understand that paying the full fee upfront can be challenging for some students, which is why we offer easy interest free installment plans to make it more affordable. We also have discounted plans available for eligible students, so be sure to ask us about these options when you enquire.

Contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552 for further information.

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies


Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.


Delivery Locations:

  • Virtual classroom (Microsoft Teams)
  • Dandenong (Level 1, 243 Lonsdale Str., Dandenong 3175 VIC)
  • Werribee (Suite 20, 2-14 Station Pl., Werribee 3030 VIC)


Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for the RTO)

Course pathways after completing certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy.

Assessment method may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

To achieve Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance qualification the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. If a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance requires 16 units of Competency.
7 core units and 9 elective units.

Core Units:

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Industry Suggested Electives:

Group A electives – PHYSIOTHERAPY specialisation

HLTAHA003 Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
HLTAHA005 Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility

Group B electives – PODIATRY specialisation

HLTAHA006 Assist with basic foot hygiene
HLTAHA007 Assist with podiatric procedures
HLTAHA008 Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

Group C electives – OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY specialisation

HLTAHA010 Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
HLTAHA016 Support the fitting of assistive equipment

Group D electives – COMMUNITY REHABILITATION specialisation

HLTAHA004 Support client independence and community participation
HLTAHA024 Work within a community rehabilitation environment

Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts

  • $1,444
    Weekly Pay
  • 31,900 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong

    Future Growth

  • Higher Employment
    Employment Level
  • 63% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 67% female
    Gender Share

Source: Department of Employment. For full details onPhysiotherapist Carers visit Job Outlook