HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy)

 An Allied Health Assistant has a hands-on role, assisting Allied Health professionals (Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapist) with the health care plans of their clients.
A treatment plan is set out by the Allied Health professional to support the diagnosis of the client/patient. Then the primary role of the Allied Health Assistant is to follow up the treatment plan with the client/patient to assist with their recovery and to support the patient/client with their health care to increase mobility, independence and their ability to care for themelves. 
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.

This course is industry and nationally recognised and is delivered by Stirling Institute of Australia (RTO 21132)

Career Pathway

Students can go into a range of employment options.

Occupations may include:

  • Physiotherapist Assistant
  • Chiropractor Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Osteopath Assistant

Education Pathways:

 Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, University Level study, including Bachelors and Post Graduate Programs

Entry Requirements

Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) assessment and a Pre- Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of Stirling Institute of Australia.

Practical Placement

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement with a Physiotherapist or a closely aligned Allied Health Professional. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to the assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level.

Students must have a valid Police Check. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however, SIA will provide assistance and support where needed.

Unit Codes
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems (core)
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status (core)
HLTAHA003 Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program (elective) 
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services (core)
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs (elective)
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately (core)
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (core)
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (core)
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance (core)
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program (elective)
HLTAHA010 Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status (elective)
HLTAHA011 Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes (elective)
HLTAHA016 Support the fitting of assistive equipment (elective)
HLTAHA005 Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility (elective)
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients (elective)
HLTAID003 Provide first aid (additional elective) 
HLTAHA004 Support client independence and community participation (elective)


Estimated duration of 37 tuition weeks allowing sufficient time to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in each unit.

Mode of Study

On Campus

Course Fees

Fees applicable only to those who do not qualify for Skills First funding. 

Please visit http://www.skills.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Students/Pages/vtg-eligibility-indicator.aspx to determine whether you are eligible.

Standard Course Fee: $12,600

*Prices are dependent on the RTO delivering the course at the time. 

Payment plan options available for all accredited courses through the relevant RTO.