HLT43015 – Get Your Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

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 (TOID 21132, CRICOS 03797M)

Career Pathways

Students can access a range of employment options with this qualification.
Occupations may include:

Therapy Assistant
Physiotherapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Allied Health Assistant
Community Rehabilitation Assistant

Education Pathways

Further training pathways from this qualification include,but are not limited to,University level study,including Bachelor and Post Graduate Programs. Areas include Nursing ,Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy and Fitness.

Entry Requirements

Prospective students are required to complete a language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) assessment and Pre-Training Interviews,administered by and to the satisfaction of Stirling Institute of Australia. (TOID 21132,CRICOS 03797M)

Practical Placement

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

Unit Codes

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately.
CHCCOM005 Communicate or work in health or community services.
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people.  
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance.
HLTAHA010 Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status.
HLTAHA016 Support the fitting of assistive equipment .
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program .
HLTAHA011 Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes.
HLTAHA009 Assist in te rehabilitation of client.
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs .
HLTAHA004 Support client independence and community participation.
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP002 Confirm Physical health status.
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care.
HLTAHA003 Deliver and monitor client – specific physiotherapy programs for mobility. 


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

Student Requirements

Student must have a valid Police check.
A working with Children Check (WWCC).May be requested by the host center/Facility.

Mode of Study

On campus Face-to-face(Full time)

Course Fees

if eligible for Skills First Funding: $100 Enrollment fee(non-concession) $20 Enrollment fee (Concession)
in not eligible for Skills First Funding: $100 Enrollment fee + $12,600 Course fee .

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

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

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