Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance & Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

HLT33015 / HLT43015

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

Receive nationally recognised qualifications that allow you to gain a comprehensive understanding of allied health assistance specialising in physiotherapy.

Position yourself as a highly trained health assistant to an allied health professional with a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) 

If you want a stimulating career in a field that focuses on motivating and helping people, a dual qualification that combines a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) would be well suited to you.  

These Foundation Education allied health assistance courses provide you with general allied assisting knowledge and specialised area assisting skills in physiotherapy, to prepare you for a strong start in your career. As a qualified physiotherapy assistant, you will have the skills and opportunity to aid other medical professionals in this vital and rewarding area. Working alongside allied health professionals, you will provide valuable support for patients every day, helping to diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of illnesses and conditions. 

Physiotherapy is an area in healthcare that focuses on the treatment of issues that affect muscles, joints, heart, blood circulation and lungs using physical methods such as massages and manipulation. They work in a variety of environments including hospitals, private practices, workplaces and in the community. Working as a physiotherapy assistant, you’ll help physiotherapists provide patient care and encourage them to complete treatment plans related to injury, illness or other physical issues.  

According to Job Outlook, health care and social assistance remain both the largest and fastest-growing industry in the country with over 1.5 million people currently employed. With a dual qualification in allied health assistance under your belt, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in a career with stable and secure prospects.  

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

Course Outcomes

There is so much you can do with a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) so you won’t be limited in the areas of healthcare you can work in. Whether you’re interested in pursuing your specialised area of learning in physiotherapy or are interested in what you could do with your overarching skillset in allied health, your dual qualification will set you on the path to success.

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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.

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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.

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 (Physiotherapy)

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 (Physiotherapy)

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.
  • 19 course units to complete. 
  • Submit 1 course unit every 3 weeks 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 (Physiotherapy) 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 (Physiotherapy).

Components

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Students will need to source work placement with an Allied Health Professional.
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Where required, we may assist you in identifying work placement options.
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3. Theoretical

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

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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 (Physiotherapy) - 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 (Physiotherapy).

Components

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Students will need to source work placement with an Allied Health Professional.
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Where required, we may assist you in identifying work placement options.

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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