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.

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


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