Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance



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Shepparton - Fryers Street

Course Overview

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

You'll gain insight into the world of health and become an important part of the healthcare sector. This qualification allows you to work as an Allied Health Assistant, and can also be a stepping stone to a career in other healthcare roles.

This course is delivered on-campus and includes practical work placements.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Health sector. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Speech Pathology Assistant
  • Diversional Therapy Assistant
  • Nutrition Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study at the university level, in a field such as Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Therapy.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Starts Friday 17th July, 2 days a week, 9am - 4pm / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $6,300.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $1,260.00

3. Subsidised Trainee: $6,405.00

4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession): $1,281.00

5. Full Fee: $8,295.00

Course Materials: $368.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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

Course Study Units

Core Units
BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
HLTAHA001 - Assist with an allied health program
HLTAHA003 - Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
HLTAHA004 - Support client independence and community participation
HLTAHA005 - Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
HLTAHA009 - Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
HLTAHA010 - Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
HLTAHA011 - Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes
HLTAHA016 - Support the fitting of assistive equipment
HLTAHA018 - Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
HLTAHA019 - Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
HLTAHA020 - Support food services in menu and meal order processing
HLTAHA021 - Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets
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

Course Co-ordinator

Bernadette Griffiths

Attendance & 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.

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

The course is part time over approximately 12-18 months, 2 days a week (dependent on timetable flexibility and placement options).

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 submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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.

Student Support

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.

Learn more about support services

Learner's Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.


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

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

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.