HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance


Are you prepared to embark on a rewarding profession and provide assistance to Allied Health professionals? AICE’s Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is designed to equip new entrants or existing workers with the skills needed to pursue a career in the growing Allied Health sector in various positions as support assistants to Allied Health Practitioners working in their own practices, with disability providers, or with community services providers.

Training with AICE means learning from industry experts in the Allied Health sector, with elective options designed to offer graduates an array of in-demand skills to enhance career opportunities as an assistant role to allied health practitioners and psychological and communication support roles, 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 allied health assistants who provide therapeutic and program related support to persons, in the health, aged care, disability and any other settings where Allied Health Professionals provide services. Allied Health Assistants work under the delegation and supervision of Allied Health Professionals and assist in identifying circumstances and risks and report issues.

Supervision may be direct, indirect, or remote and must occur within organisational requirements, according to the individual allied health assistant’s scope of practice and experience.

They may be engaged to work in single discipline or multidisciplinary roles not limited to health, aged care or disability services and other settings and may also have responsibility for other allied health assistance workers according to their scope of practice.

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

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards, and industry codes of practice.

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 Online learning
  • Self-study and Knowledge tasks
  • Simulated learning activities / Project Tasks
  • Work placement

Assessment method which include the following:

  • Knowledge Task (KT)
  • 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 immunisation process before the practical placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to students without immunisation.
Qualification Requirements

Students must complete a total of 18 units including 10 core units and 8 elective units listed below.

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

Core Units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
HLTAHA027 Assist with an allied health program

HLTAHA047 Engage with clinical supervision and delegation

HLTAHA049 Recognise impact of health conditions

HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

Elective units

HLTAHA034 Support the development of speech and communication skills
HLTAHA035 Provide support in dysphagia management
HLTAHA033 Conduct group session for individual outcomes
HLTAHA036 Assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS040 Support Independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia

For more information, please visit https://training.gov.au/training/details/HLT43021

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;

    • CHC52021 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 HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is:

AUD $4,500

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: Mezzanine Level 109 St Georges Terrace | Perth | WA 6000

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