Study the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance at Holmesglen and become an important part of the healthcare sector.
Career opportunities, include:
- therapy assistant
- physiotherapy assistant
- occupational therapy assistant
- community rehabilitation assistant
- allied health assistant
Pathways to further study:
- Diploma of Nursing
- Bachelor of Nursing, Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy.
Studying the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance at Holmesglen
This course is delivered at Holmesglen's Moorabbin campus and will provide students with comprehensive training in the speciality streams of physiotherapy and occupational therapy, as well as information about other areas, including group work and community rehabilitation.
Students gain the skills to work directly with allied health professionals such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists to provide clients with therapy and support to improve their quality of life in the medical, aged care and disability settings.
All our clinical specialist units are taught by allied health assistants who maintain their industry currency.
Learning will be supported through a range of online activities, lectures and tutorials. Practical sessions are conducted in our state-of-the-art allied health facility, with simulated hospital rehabilitation and community environments. Training is further enhanced with access to virtual reality learning opportunities and the Holmesglen state of the art Simulation Centre, providing students with real life scenarios in preparation for entry into the workplace.
Group A Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-4pm
Group B Thursdays and Fridays 9am-4pm
||Assist with an allied health program
||Communicate and work in health or community services
||Work with diverse people
||Manage legal and ethical compliance
||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
||Recognise healthy body systems
||Confirm physical health status
||Follow safe work practices for direct client care
||Assist with movement
||Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
||Support the fitting of assistive equipment
||Support client independence and community participation
||Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
||Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
||Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
||Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes
| Code || Name |
|HLTAHA001||Assist with an allied health program|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement|
|HLTAHA010||Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status|
|HLTAHA016||Support the fitting of assistive equipment|
|HLTAHA004||Support client independence and community participation|
|HLTAHA003||Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program|
|HLTAHA005||Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility|
|HLTAHA009||Assist in the rehabilitation of clients|
|HLTAHA011||Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Applicants must be aged at least 18 at course commencement.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, students will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment (BKSB test) and a pre-training interview, attend a face to face interview and undertake some contextualised Allied Health-related questions.
These will assist with determining the prospective student suitability for the course and to identify any learning support needs.
Prior to undertaking clinical placement, students will need to provide evidence of:
- HLTAID011 Provide First Aid. This will need to occur externally at the student's own cost (approximately $100)
- student health and immunisation status (costs will vary but is usually between $100 and $500)
- complete a National Police Records Check annually (between $25 - $50)
- hold a valid Working with Children Check for employees (approximately $130)
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion of the course, students will receive the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Connections with industry
As the demand for therapy programs in hospital and community settings rise, allied health assistants play an increasingly important role in the rehabilitation of clients and patients, and promotion of optimal health outcomes.
Allied health assistants often work across health disciplines to assist multiple health professionals and may, in some cases, specialise in one discipline area (such as physiotherapy assistance).
This course is the ideal choice if you have worked in health in the past and are looking for a return to the health sector.
Our Department of Allied Health Services and Science has strong partnerships with a number of health services in Victoria, such as Cabrini Health, providing quality clinical placement experiences for our students that are hands-on and meaningful.
They provide you with the opportunity to practise your newly gained skills in a range of settings, including post-surgical, medical, rehab and community.
All placements are well supported by fully qualified allied health clinical staff to produce graduates who are work ready for a career as an allied health assistant.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
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