Gain the skills and qualification to work in Allied Health Services by completing

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance – HLT43015.  Make a difference today

Working in the allied health industry means you’ll be part of a team focused on holistic care. This qualification will provide you with the skills to support allied health professionals, (e.g. physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists) in their private practices or healthcare facilities. You’ll be involved in not just the medical aspects of health, but how people function and how you can help them maintain independence. As a member of an allied health team, you can make a real difference to people’s lives.

Allied Health professionals represent approximately 25% of the Australian health workforce. Over 154,000 Allied Health professionals registered with APHRA in 2013, an 18% increase from 2012, and the industry is continuing to experience significant growth.

There is a growing demand on the Australian Healthcare system. As a percentage of GDP, where health expenditure accounted for around 6.5% in the late 80s, it now accounts for almost 10%. Much of this can be blamed on Australia’s ageing population, as chronic illnesses and complex diseases become more common as our elderly population gets larger.

This is no momentary trend, either; as a country we’re expected to feel the effects of our huge baby boomer population growing older for decades to come. The subsequent demand on our healthcare system will be great, and allied healthcare as a whole needs to be prepared for the challenges that this upward curve will bring.

Are you looking to join the Allied Health industry, but don’t know where to start?


Then look no further.

Career Pathway
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Speech Pathology Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Nutrition Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant
  • Podiatry Assistant
Course Information
  • Theory and some assessments delivered online (requiring reasonable computer skills, internet access, email access and research skills)
  • AIFL may offer this qualification in a blended learning mode in selected locations, depending on student numbers
  • Trainer and IT support is available throughout your period of enrolment
  • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers will be offered to all students, as part of the Pre-Training Review Process
  • Work Placement: 120 hours placement in a Allied Health setting is a requirement to complete your qualification. This placement may be offered at Health Services in Victoria (or with an alternative provider, depending on placement availability)
  • Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy, reading and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
  • Please be aware work placement providers may require a current Police Check, Working with Children Check, First Aid and/or immunisation records. (Any cost associated with these documents are the students expense).
  • Students of all abilities are encouraged to apply at any time of the year
  • This program is offered over 69 weeks (Those eligible for Skills First funding hours are approx: 1050 hrs)
Qualification Structure
Total number of units = 16 (Approximately 1050 hours of study) 7 core units, 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
Elective Units
  • HLTAHA001 – Assist with an allied health program

  • HLTAHA003 – Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program

  • HLTAHA005 – Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility

  • HLTAHA010 – Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status

  • HLTAHA011 – Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

  • HLTAHA016 – Support the fitting of assistive equipment

  • HLTAHA024 – Work within a community rehabilitation environment

  • HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

  • CHCCCS002 – Assist with movement

This course is Skills First funded | $9,465 Tuition Fee

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change
Fees and Skills First Funding are current at time of issue and are subject to change
Fees and refunds will be inline with the AIFL Fees and Refunds Policy and Procedure
AIFL will endeavour to help find students placement, however placement provision is not guaranteed. Students are expected to be proactive in finding their own placement

* * Skills First funding only applies to students eligible for a government funded place
* Enrolment fees excludes GST

If you would like to learn more on Skills First Funding
please click the link to the Victorian State Government and Training site.

Skills First Funding

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