HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance


Are you looking to enter a career providing assistance to Allied Health professionals? AICE’s Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is designed to equip you with the skills needed to enter a career in various allied health-support positions including allied health assistant, therapy assistant and community rehabilitation assistant roles.

Training with AICE means learning from industry leaders in the Allied Health sector, with elective options design to offer graduates an array of in-demand skills to enhance career opportunities, including as a pathway for further education within the area of Allied Health. Our courses are delivered with the workplace in mind, focusing on practical participation and hands-on learning.

Course Description

This qualification 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.

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.

No occupational licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course Duration

0.5 – 1 Year
The timeframe to complete the qualification is a maximum of 1 year.

Course Delivery

The course is provided through a combination of blended mode of delivery which include the following.

  • Face to face (classroom) and / or Online delivery
  • Self-study and Knowledge tasks
  • Simulated learning activities
  • Work placement

Assessment method which include the following:

  • Knowledge Task (KT)
  • Skills Tasks (ST)
  • Simulated Activity / Project Task (PT)
  • Presentation / Role-plays
  • Work placement Task
  • Workplace Observation
Entry Requirement

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course. However, it is strongly advised that individuals complete lower-level qualifications and/or acquire industry experience prior to enrolling in the course.

AICE has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

  • Completion of Year 12 studies or higher or equivalent.
  • Applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN Test.
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Additional Requirements For Work Placement

Additional Requirements for Work Placement.

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
  • AICE highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the practical placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to students without immunization.
Qualification Requirements

Students must complete a total of 16 units including 7 core units and 9 elective units listed below.

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

BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relations
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTAHA011 Conduct group session for individual client outcomes

Students enrolled in this course must complete a mandatory work placement of 120 hours. Note: students are required to source their own work placement.

For more information, please visit https://training.gov.au/training/details/HLT43015

Pathways to Further Study

Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the Allied Health and / or Community Care Sector such as;

    • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Additionally, candidates can enrol into the below listed Qualifications to broaden their employment opportunities.

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Employment Outcome

After successful completion of the program, the candidates may gain employment as an assistant to Allied Health Practitioners working in their own practices or with Disability Provider or Community Services Provider.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Allied Health Assistant.
  • Community Rehabilitation Assistant.
  • Therapy Assistant.
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Physiotherapy Assistant.
Course Fees

The total tuition fees for HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is:

AUD $3,200 Fee for Service.

Course Intake Dates and Enrolment


Please contact office staff on 08 6373 2425 to find out or any further queries related to the enrolment process.

Course Duration : 0.5 – 1 Year
AQF Level : 4
Course Delivery : Blended Delivery Mode
Campus : Perth

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