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HLT43015

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Support allied health professionals to improve the wellbeing of patients in a wide variety of healthcare settings.

Build a rewarding career assisting allied health professionals to improve the wellbeing of others 

Allied health covers a diverse range of fields from audiology and occupational therapy to counselling and physiotherapy. As a qualified allied health assistant, you will have the skills and opportunity to aid other medical professionals in these vital and rewarding areas. 

Health care and social assistance remain both the largest and fastest-growing industries in the country with over 1.5 million people currently employed (data from Job Outlook). This means completing an allied health assistant qualification can propel you onto a stable and secure career pathway. 

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. No two days are the same for those working in this field, as you’ll need to adapt to each patient’s unique needs – and you’ll also enjoy the fulfilling feeling that comes with helping people maintain or improve their wellbeing. 

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is a nationally recognised 12-month qualification that will prepare you for a successful career in allied health, ensuring you have the necessary practical skills and theoretical knowledge to thrive in the health and community sector. This allied health qualification is ideal for all-rounders and students who don’t wish to specialise in one area such as nutrition/dietetics and occupational therapy

The theoretical components of our allied health assistant courses are delivered online, so you can study from anywhere, anytime. The program also includes 120 hours of practical work placement with a qualified allied health professional, providing you with the hands-on experience to graduate with a strong understanding and enter your first real-world role with confidence. 

Not ready for the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance? You may want to study another allied health assistant qualification first, such as the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. 

*Source: Joboutlook.gov.au  

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is a Nationally Recognised course. 

Course Outcomes

After completing your HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, you will have the skills and qualification to work as an allied health assistant, working with an allied health professional to improve the wellbeing of patients. You will know how to assist with allied health programs, conduct group sessions, and contribute positively to any allied health workplace (e.g. therapist’s office or rehabilitation centre).

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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. 

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 IV in Allied Health Assistance

Delivery structure

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. 

Duration

Up to 12 months

Study load
  • 120 hours of practical work placement.
  • 16 course units to complete. 
  • Complete 1.5 course units every month to graduate in 12 months. 
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Delivery Structure

Studying the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance with Foundation Education is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.  The course is broken down into two parts:

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1. Theoretical

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

Components

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16 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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2. Work Placement

120 hours of work placement with an allied health professional.

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:

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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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