Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Code HLT43015

Australia has more than 90,000 allied health professionals, who work alongside doctors and nurses to provide optimum health care for all Australians.

Allied Health Assistants work under the direction of professional staff such as doctors, social workers, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, diversional therapists, home economists and nurses. They assist senior staff by visiting clients, preparing written and verbal reports, and helping with personal care that clients or carers may not be able to undertake.

Our ageing population and the increased focus on primary health care means that roles associated with allied health will continue to increase. This will potentially include multi-specialty practice or multidisciplinary teams operating within primary care involving allied health and medical practitioners, and increased establishment/uptake of roles and training for allied health assistants.

Delivery Method

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is delivered through a blended delivery method.

Students are provided with learner resources and assessment handbooks for each unit of competency.  The assessment handbooks provide students with instructions on submitting assessments.

Practical Placement

Health Industry Training recognises that an important part of undertaking a qualification in health or community services is the practical component of the course. Practical placement provides students with an avenue to apply practical skills in a ‘real life’ environment where you can practice the skills and knowledge you have learnt during the course. 

It is compulsory for students to undertake practical placement for the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.  

Please note, there is a minimum of 120 hours practical placement required for the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.  These hours are mandatory as per the training packaging rules which can be found at www.training.gov.au

In addition there is mandatory placement hours per specialised area as per the training package rules.

Physiotherapy specialisation – 120 hours

Podiatry specialisation – 240 hours

Occupational Therapy specialisation – 120 hours

Speech Pathology specialisation – 120 hrs

Nutrition & Dietetics specialisation – 240 hours

Securing Practical Placement

As a student it is important for you to discuss work placement opportunities with local organisations.  Practical placement must be sourced prior to commencing the units of competency within the qualification that have a practical component.  

Once you have sourced a relevant host employer, Health Industry Training will contact them on your behalf to discuss practical placement requirements.

Insurance

Health Industry Training provides insurance to all students undertaking work placement as part of their qualification.

Pre-requirements

As a student you must ensure you have completed the necessary ‘Prior to practical work placement’ activities listed below before practical placement can commence.

  • National Criminal History Clearance
  • Immunisations and screening

Assessment Methods

Health Industry Training uses a range of assessment methods to ensure sufficient evidence can be gathered to demonstrate you can perform the tasks against the specified criteria. Assessment methods can include:

  • Short answer questions
  • Projects / Reports
  • Case studies
  • Scenarios
  • Workplace portfolios
  • Practical placement logbook

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL considers previous formal study and work experience and then assesses this against the elements of competency to determine competency. Students seeking recognition can apply for RPL on enrolment or throughout the duration of their study.

Credit Transfer

If you have completed a unit of competency within your intended qualification with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO) you may be able to apply for a credit transfer or exemption. A copy of the original transcript must be provided when applying for credit transfer.

Entry Requirements

To enrol in the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, it is anticipated that you will have completed year 10 or equivalent.

In addition, students are required to provide Health Industry Training with their Unique Student Identifier number.

Minimum Age Requirements

The minimum age for this course is 16 years old.  If you are under 18 years of age, your enrolment form must be signed by a parent or guardian.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements

Students must have an adequate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills (LLN).  Entry into the course requires English proficiency to Year 10 level or equivalent. Students are able to test their LLN skills by completing an LLN test by emailing info@healthindustrytraining.org.

Funding for Queensland Residents

Health Industry Training is proud to be a pre-qualified supplier for the Queensland Government, under the Higher Level Skills program. To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills funding, participants must not hold or be undertaking a Certificate IV or higher qualification.

It is a requirement under the Queensland Government funding that all students contribute to the cost of training and assessment services. The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by a third party including an employer but cannot be paid or waived by Health Industry Training.

The contribution fee is different for students classed as concession and students classed as non-concession.

Concessional student status applies when:

  • the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card;
  • the student provides Health Industry Training with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, their partner or the person of whom the student is a dependant is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;
  • the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • the student is a school student and is enrolled in a VETiS program (may include young people in detention);
  • the student has a disability; or
  • the student is an adult prisoner.

Non-concessional student status applies if:

  • none of the above relates to the student status at the time of enrolment; or
  • the contribution fees are paid by a third-party including employer, or job network provider.

 

Funding for South Australia Residents

Health Industry Training is proud to be a preferred supplier for the South Australia government’s WorkReady initiative. You may be eligible for government subsidised training if you live or work in South Australia and you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • an eligible visa holder

and you are:

  • 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in an identified course

Eligible participants can access:

  • one foundation skills course (if assessed to need it)
  • up to five bridging units at every qualification level (if assessed to need them)
  • unlimited priority courses.

To check your eligibility for funding visit https://www.skills.sa.gov.au/subsidised-eligibility

Traineeships

Skilling South Australia provides subsidies towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Trainees and Apprentices. The program aims to assist people to get skills and qualifications to build careers and meet the workforce needs of industry through growth in Traineeships and Apprenticeships.


For more information on Skilling South Australia funding, please visit https://www.skilling.sa.gov.au/

Other States – This course is also available to be delivered as a traineeship in other states.  Training is available for new and existing employees.   Please contact your preferred apprenticeship centre to arrange sign up of your Traineeship.

Fee-paying

To assist students who are not eligible for funding, Health Industry Training offers financial assistance by allowing students to take advantage of our affordable payment plan options (weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments) (see enrolment form for additional information)

Throughout your course with Health Industry Training, you will be provided with a range of support services depending on your individual needs.

Trainer Support

You will be provided with a team of dedicated trainers who are there to support and guide you through.  You may contact a trainer via phone and e-mail for assistance. Your main support trainer will also contact you on a regular basis to ensure you are on track to finish your qualification within your timeframe. Our professional trainers are there to ensure you have a successful learning journey.

In addition to your trainer, the administration team can provide you with support including your enrolment, changes to contact details or study plan, progress report and any issues you may encounter throughout your course.

Peer support

Health Industry Training appreciates that distance/online learning can be an isolated experience for some students.  To assist with isolation all students have the option to be part of a Facebook peer support group. Peer support groups can be a positive experience where you can study with like-minded people, ask questions relating to your course and build friendships.

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance has been packaged to include:

16 units are required to be awarded the qualification including:

  • 7 core units
  • 9 elective units

The course combines theoretical and practical work placement experience.  The theoretical component of the course provides the student with the relevant knowledge required to work in the primary health care sector.

The practical placement experience provides students with the practical knowledge and skills for students to work in a practical setting on completion of the qualification. The table below provides a list of the units of competencies offered by Health Industry Training.

To view the course outline, including the recommended order in which to complete your units, click on the ‘Download Course Outline’ button on the left hand side of this page.

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Certificate 3 Guarantee

Health Industry Training is proud to be a pre- qualified supplier for the Queensland Government, under the Certificate 3 Guarantee. The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career. To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee, participants must not hold or be undertaking a Certificate III or higher qualification. Qualifications undertaken at school do not affect eligibility.

Qualifications offered by Health Industry Training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding

QUALIFICATION CONCESSION
PRICE
NON-CONCESSION
PRICE
HLT30113 Certificate III in A&TSI Primary Health Care $340.00 $850.00
HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance $220.00 $660.00
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Service $360.00 $720.00
HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration $260.00 $780.00
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance $300.00 $900.00
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support $130.00 $260.00
HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection $280.00 $840.00

Concessional participants are defined as follows:

  • the participant holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependent of a person who holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card, and is named on the card; or
  • the participant can provide an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the participant is a dependent, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner concession card; or
  • the participant is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

Higher Level Skills Funding

Health Industry Training is proud to be a pre- qualified supplier for the Queensland Government, under the Higher Level Skills Funding. To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills Funding, participants must not hold or be undertaking a Certificate IV or higher qualification. Qualifications undertaken at school do not effect eligibility.

Qualifications offered by Health Industry Training under the Higher Level Skills funding:

Qualification Concession Price Non-Concession Price
HLT47715 Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting $345.00 $690.00
HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance $160.00 $320.00
CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work $360.00 $900.00
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support $90.00 $180.00
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability $90.00 $180.00
CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Service $450.00 $1,050.00
HLT40113 Certificate IV in A&TSI Primary Health Care $315.00 $630.00
HLT47315 Certificate IV Health Administration $280.00 $700.00
HLT50113 Diploma of A&TSI Primary Health Care $300.00 $1,500.00
HLT50213 Diploma of A&TSI Primary Health Care Practice $310.00 $1,550.00
CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health $150.00 $825.00
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services $800.00 $1,600.00
HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management $1,500.00 $2,250.00
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Funding for South Australia

WorkReady Funding

Health Industry Training is proud to be a preferred supplier for the South Australia government’s WorkReady initiative. You may be eligible for government subsidised training if you live or work in South Australia and you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • an eligible visa holder

and you are:

  • 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in an identified course

Eligible people may access:

  • one foundation skills course (if assessed to need it)
  • up to five bridging units at every qualification level (if assessed to need them)
  • unlimited priority courses.

Based on your training and employment level, you may also access the following:

Highest accredited non-school qualification at first enrolment Accessible courses
No qualification or an unemployed job seeker who is registered with an Employment Service Provider
  • one certificate II course
  • two courses from certificate III to advanced diploma level
Qualification up to certificate II level
  • two courses from certificate III to advanced diploma level
Completed a certificate III or above (including university qualifications)
  • one course from certificate III to advanced diploma level

You can enrol in a maximum of two subsidised courses at a time.

FEES:  The fees under the WorkReady Funding are listed in the table below.

JobTrainer Funding

The JobTrainer Funding is an initiative of the South Australian Government to provide additional support for young people to help them to successfully transition from JobTrainer into work, further training or education.  Low fee training will be available for eligible students in courses.

To be eligible for JobTrainer funding you need to be:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • an eligible visa holder

In addition, you must be:

  • unemployed; or
  • aged between 17 and 24 years and not enrolled in secondary school or
  • hold a Health Care, Pensioner or Veteran Affairs concession card

For more information on the JobTrainer Funding and to check your eligibility please visit: https://providers.skills.sa.gov.au/deliver/jobtrainer

If eligible and would like to find out more about courses available through JobTrainer Funding with Health Industry Training please contact Student Administration on 07 3082 3960.

Traineeships

Skilling South Australia provides subsidies towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Trainees and Apprentices. The program aims to assist people to get skills and qualifications to build careers and meet the workforce needs of industry through growth in Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

For more information on Skilling South Australia funding, please visit https://www.skilling.sa.gov.au/

Qualification

WorkReady

Fees

JobTrainer

Fees

Traineeship

Fees

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support $ 300 $ 180 $ 300
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services $ 300 $ 180 $ 300
HLT37315 Certificate III in Health Administration $ 700 $ 180 $ 700
HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance $ 300 $ 180 $ 300
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance $ 300 $ 180 $ 300
HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection N/A N/A $ 500
HLT30113 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care N/A N/A $ 500
HLT Certificate III in Hospital N/A N/A $ 500
HLT47115 Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support N/A N/A $ 500
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support $ 300 $ 180 $ 300
CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services $ 300 $ 180 N/A
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability $ 300 $ 180 $ 300
HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration $ 700 $ 180 $ 700
HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance $ 300 $ 180 $ 300
HLT40113 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care N/A N/A $ 500
CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work $ 300 $ 180 $ 300
BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management $ 800 $ 180 $ 800
BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management $ 1,500 $ 180 $ 1,500
BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management $ 1,500 $ 180 $ 1,500
HLT57715 Diploma of Practice Management $ 1,500 $ 180 $ 1,500
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services $ 300 $ 180 $ 300
CHC50413 Diploma of Youth Work N/A  N/A $ 500
CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling N/A  N/A $ 500
CHC52215 Diploma of Community Development $ 300 $ 180 N/A

* The fees listed above are for non-concession students. Students with a concession card will be charged a lower fee for units of competency commenced before the expiry date of the concession card.

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Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in selected certificate IV level or above qualifications, and priority skill sets.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

Answer the following questions to test your eligibility for funding.

  • Are you an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident?*
  • Are you 16 years or over and no longer at school?*
  • Do you currently hold or are you enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher qualification?*
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You may be eligible for Higher Level Skills Funding for this course. Please submit this enquiry form.

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You are eligible to apply for a full fee paying place in this course. To receive your enrolment pack please complete the Course Enquiry Form.

WorkReady Initiative

To test your eligibility to receive subsided funding under the South Australia WorkReady Initiative please answer the following questions.

  • Are you an Australian Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident, a New Zealand Citizen, or an eligible Visa holder? *
  • Do you live or work in South Australia?*
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  • Are you 16 years?*
  • Are you enrolled in high school?*
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  • Would you like to do an apprenticeship or traineeship?*
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  • Have you completed 2 or more Certificate III or higher qualifications?*
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You may be eligible for Higher Level Skills Funding for this course. Please submit this enquiry form.

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You may be eligibly for JobTrainer Funding if you are:

  • Unemployed; or
  • Between 17 and 24 years of age and not at school; or
  • hold a Health Care, Pensioner or Veteran Affairs concession card

If you fall into any of the 3 categories above please call student administration on 07 3082 3960.

If not, you are eligible to apply for a full fee paying place in this course. To receive your enrolment pack please complete the Course Enquiry Form.

It sounds like you want to combine some vocational education with your SACE! You're likely to be eligible for subsidised training, but you'll need to speak to your school’s career counsellor or VET coordinator.

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Great news! Even if you've done some subsidised training before, you're likely to still be eligible for subsidised training if you want to do an apprenticeship or traineeship. Please call our South Australia Program Coordinator on 07 3082 3960, or you can give the Department a call on 1800 673 097 if you need more info

You are eligible to apply for a full fee paying place in this course. To receive your enrolment pack please complete the Course Enquiry Form.

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Courses Duration

Maximum 24 months

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Delivery Method

Flexible

Individual needs approach to learning
Practical placement

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Enrolment Method

Open enrolment

Prospective
Career Roles

Therapy assistant
Podiatry assistant
Physiotherapy assistant
Speech pathology assistant
Allied health assistant
Community rehabilitation assistant

Assessment
Methods

Short answer questions
Projects
Case studies
Practical placement
Simulated assessments

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