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HLT33015 / HLT43015

Certificate III and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Embark on an occupation in the health sector that has strong employment opportunities and competitive salary packages to set you up for a long-lasting, successful career in allied health assistance.

Kick-start your career in healthcare with a Certificate III and IV in Allied Health Assistance 

As the allied health sector continues to grow across the nation, so does the demand for allied health assistants. Allied health covers a diverse range of fields from physiotherapy and occupational therapy to nutrition and dietetics. As a qualified allied health assistant, you will have the skills and opportunity to aid other medical professionals in these vital and rewarding areas. 

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance qualification reflects the role of allied health assistants who aid allied health professionals under predetermined guidelines. Depending on the setting, work may include following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional.  

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance provides a more in-depth and higher level of education relating to the role of workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. In this profession, you are 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. You will be required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional and also may be engaged to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. In conjunction with the allied health professional, you may have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistance workers. 

By undertaking the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance first and following it up with completing a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, you can streamline your learning experience – begin with an initial entry-level understanding and transition into studying your specialised area of interest without needing to undergo additional practical work.  

The HLT33015 Certificate III and the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is a Nationally Recognised course.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of a HLT33015 Certificate III and HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, there are many career directions you can choose to take. Allied health now represents a significant portion of the healthcare industry – meaning there are plenty of job opportunities available and this number continues to grow. Working in allied health is a highly rewarding career and comes with great pay and job security.

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Allied Health Assistant

Working directly with allied health professionals, you will help develop programs and conduct therapeutic activities to identify, treat, and prevent various conditions and illnesses in patients. 

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational therapy assistants partner with occupational therapists to develop and deliver programs for patients, helping them perform day-to-day tasks more comfortably and confidently. Regular tasks include fitting assistive equipment as directed by the occupational therapist.

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Physiotherapy Assistant

A Physiotherapy Assistant is a hands-on and highly patient-based role. Your responsibilities will include providing patient care and supporting patients to complete their treatment plans related to their injury, illness, or disability.

Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the next year. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 23 November 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 197.

Course snapshot
Qualification

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Delivery structure

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Theoretical Elements: 

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform. 

Practical Elements: 

120 hours of work placement with an allied health professional sourced by the student.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Theoretical Elements: 

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform. 

Duration

Up to 18 months

Study load
  • 120 hours of practical work placement.
  • 18 course units to complete.
  • Complete one course unit every month to graduate in 18 months. 
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Delivery Structure

Starting with the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and then moving into the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance the entire course can be broken down into four parts:

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1. Theoretical

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance - Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.

Components

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11 course units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.
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2. Work Placement

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance - When undertaking both qualifications the student must complete at least 120 hours of practical placement with a qualified allied health professional. Please note if you undertake these qualifications separately, you will be required to complete 80 hours in the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and a further 120 hours in the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.

Components

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Students will need to source work placement with an Allied Health Professional.
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We may assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing.
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3. Theoretical

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance - Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.

Components

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8 course units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.

Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).

Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.

MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.

Internet Browser: Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

Office Equipment:  Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.

Mobile Phone with video capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course may require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.

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4. Work Placement

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance - When undertaking both qualifications the student must complete at least 120 hours of practical placement with a qualified allied health professional. Please note if you undertake these qualifications separately, you will be required to complete 80 hours in the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and a further 120 hours in the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.

Components

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Students will need to source work placement with an Allied Health Professional.
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We may assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing.

Units

Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Cost & Payment

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (including all resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 197.

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