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HLT43015

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

Help patients maintain their mobility and wellbeing by working alongside physiotherapists with a HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy).

Build a rewarding career assisting physiotherapists to improve the wellbeing and mobility of patients.

As a physiotherapy assistant, you will take on the rewarding role of helping patients regain and maintain their physical wellbeing. This job is hands-on and involves working directly with patients and alongside physiotherapists.

No two days are the same for a physiotherapy aide, because no two patients are the same – and your job will include helping to develop patient-specific physiotherapy programs. From helping people through physical rehabilitation, to working with athletes to prevent injuries, every workday comes with the opportunity to help people feel more confident and comfortable in their bodies.

Therapy aides take home $1,200 per week on average, and the demand for employees in these roles is expected to grow moderately in the future, according to Job Outlook. This means graduating from a physiotherapy assistant course could lead you into a secure job sector with strong earning potential.

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) provides you with all the knowledge and practical skills to hit the ground running in your career. This qualification includes 120 hours of work placement plus online theory – completing a physiotherapy assistant course online gives you the freedom to study from anywhere, anytime. With both theoretical knowledge and on-site experience under your belt, you can graduate and launch your career with confidence.

Foundation Education’s physio assistant course is nationally recognised and takes only 12 months to complete, so you will be ready to start your career sooner with a qualification that truly stands out on your resumé. Not sure if a physiotherapy assistant course is the right focus for you? We also provide this allied health qualification with specialisations in nutrition/dietetics and occupational therapy.

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 (Physiotherapy) is a Nationally Recognised course.

Eligibility Requirements

Education

Whilst there are no formal recognition of prior learning (RPL) or entry requirements mandated by the training package, students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.​​​​​​​​

Minimum Age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements

In order to successfully complete the online part of the physiotherapy assistant course you will need regular access to the following:

  • 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
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

Work Placement

Where required, we will assist you in organising a work placement location of your choosing.

Qualification

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

Delivery

Online course, combined with 120 hours of practical work placement available

Length

The length of the course is up to 12 months

Study Load

Submit 1 unit of competency every 1.5 weeks to graduate in 12 months, plus 120 hours of practical placement

Cost

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Course Outcomes

Once you have completed the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy), you will be ready and qualified to support a physiotherapist as an assistant. You will have the knowledge and skills to help deliver and monitor client-specific physiotherapy programs to help people prevent injuries, work through rehabilitation, and make the most of their physical fitness. You will also have general skills that can be applied to other allied health settings. To find out more about careers in the healthcare industry and the benefits you'll receive by studying with Foundation Education visit our Career Pathways hub.

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. 

Physiotherapy Assistant

Encourage patients to complete their treatment of injury, illness or disability-related physical issues. 

Delivery Options and Length

Online course, combined with 120 hours of practical work placement

Flexible online learning, via My eCampus, combined with 120 hours of work placement with an allied health professional sourced by the student.

The length of the course is up to: 12 months

Cost & Payment Options

Upfront Payment
Payment Plan

Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and on-going support from our Education Team.

Upfront payment All course costs can be paid in total via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit.

Instalment plan Paid via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments.

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for assisted government funding.

Online course, combined with 120 hours of practical work placement

Contact us on 1300 616 197 for course costs

Course Structure & Prerequisites

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client’s physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology. This unit applies to individuals working directly with clients and who assist in the provision of health care services. Some disciplines may be subject to state/territory regulatory determination regarding delegation and supervision.

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, before developing and monitoring policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and respond to instructions; to carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment; as well as use appropriate medical terminology. It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various medical administration contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgment using appropriate knowledge to provide technical advice and support to a team.

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members. This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

HLTAHA003

Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to deliver and monitor a therapeutic program that has been developed by a physiotherapist to address the requirements of individual clients. This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of an allied health professional.

HLTAHA005

Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support individuals or a group of individuals participating in group physiotherapy programs designed to restore optimum movement and functional independence. This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of an allied health professional.

HLTAHA001

Assist with an allied health program
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide basic assistance to an allied health professional. This unit applies to allied health assistants working in a health or community context. 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.

BSBWOR204

Use business technology
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use computer software and organise electronic information and data. It applies to individuals who apply a limited range of practical skills with a fundamental knowledge of equipment use and the organisation of data in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

BSBINM301

Organise workplace information
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise and apply workplace information in the context of an organisation’s work processes and knowledge management systems. It applies to individuals who perform a defined range of skilled operations in various work contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate knowledge of information management to provide technical advice and support to a team.

HLTINF003

Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policies and procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about infection prevention and control procedures, integrate those procedures into work practices and monitor workplace performance.

HLTINF001

Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.

* HLTAID003

Provide first aid
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. *This course contains units, HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for these units at a reduced price or you may source your own training provider. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid and CPR certificate for us to process a Credit Transfer against these units on your student record.

* HLTAID001

Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. *This course contains units, HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for these units at a reduced price or you may source your own training provider. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid and CPR certificate for us to process a Credit Transfer against these units on your student record.

There are no formal entry requirements; however, it is recommended that individuals have some industry knowledge, experience and/or qualifications (ie. a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance) to assist with its completion. These may have been obtained through formal and informal training, work experience or life experience.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

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Flexible Online Study

All of our courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility to choose your course length.

Dedicated Student Support

Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry-relevant Courses

Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with job-ready skills.

Nationally Recognised Training

All of our courses are Nationally Recognised and accredited. 

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