Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Code HLT43015
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 1050 hours

Course Overview

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is the standard required qualification to become a qualified Allied Health Assistant.

Looking for a pathway into a health care career?

As an Allied Health Assistant you will gain insight into the world of health and become an important part of the health care sector. You can use this qualification as a stepping stone into a career in health or get straight to work as an Allied Health Assistant.

The delivery is classroom-based with linked practical placement for assessment.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Health industry.

Job roles include:

  • Physiotherapy assistant
  • Speech pathology assistant
  • Diversional Therapy Assistant
  • Nutrition Assistant
  • Occupational assistant
  • Therapy Assistant

Working in this industry may involve shift and weekend work. Workers 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.

Further studies
After gaining the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance you might wish to undertake further study in:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Podiatry
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Speech Therapy
Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions, and it is compulsory to attend 100% of the prescribed practical placement.
Prior to the commencement of practical placement, providers require students to have:

  • Up to date immunisations
  • Police check in the same current calendar year as placement
  • Working with Children Check
  • Uniform
  • Current Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Student ID

Practical placement forms part of the assessment process. A minimum of 120 Hours (3 weeks) of work placement is required.

Course Co-ordinator

Name Bernadette Griffiths
Location Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 1,050 $5.79 $6,079.50 $12.00 $12,600.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 1,050 $1.16 $1,218.00 $12.00 $12,600.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 1,050 $5.79 $6,079.50 $12.00 $12,600.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 1,050 $1.16 $1,218.00 $12.00 $12,600.00
Full Fee 1,050 $7.18 $7,539.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,050 $0.35 $367.50 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Units of Competency

HLT43015 – Core Units

CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTAAP002 – Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBMED301 – Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

HLT43015 – Elective Units

HLTAHA009 – Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
HLTAHA001 – Assist with an allied health program
HLTAHA018 – Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
HLTAHA021 – Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets
HLTAHA010 – Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
HLTAHA019 – Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
HLTAHA011 – Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes
HLTAHA003 – Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
HLTAHA004 – Support client independence and community participation
HLTAHA020 – Support food services in menu and meal order processing
HLTAHA005 – Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
HLTAHA016 – Support the fitting of assistive equipment
HLTAHA024 – Work within a community rehabilitation environment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Exam/s
  • Simulations
  • Role plays
  • Practical placement
  • Short Answer Questions
  • Case Studies
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.