Certificate IV In Allied Health Assistance


Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Code
Health CoE
Study Area(s)
JobTrainer, Allied Health, Free TAFE, Health Services
Course Length
Full-time(9 months)

Start Date(s): 9th August 2022
End Date(s): June 2023 (Pending Placement)
Days and Time: Two day a week program. Tuesday 1.00pm to 8.00pm. Saturday 9.00am to 3.30pm.

Course Overview

An Allied Health Assistant has a hands-on role, assisting Allied Health professionals (Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, and Community Rehabilitation Therapist) with the health care plans of their clients.

A treatment plan is set out by the Allied Health professional to support the diagnosis of the client/patient. Then the primary role of the Allied Health Assistant is to follow up the treatment plan with the client/patient to assist with their recovery and to support the patient/client with their health care to increase mobility, independence and their ability to care for themselves.

In this collaborative role, the Allied Health Assistant will work to provide a high standard of patient therapy and support in order to improve the client’s quality of life and wellbeing.

Allied Health Assistants can also help reduce the risk of complications in chronic conditions or following illness or injury.

This qualification covers workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. The worker is 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.

The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional

There is a mandatory placement component for successful completion of the course. This will be carried out over a four week period.

Before you can start your practical placement, you will need to provide the following compulsory requirements:

  • A valid Working with Children Check (Volunteer)
  • A satisfactory National Police Check – National Police checks are conducted via fit2work. An account with fit2work will be created using the student’s name and the Bendigo TAFE issued student email address, once studies in the program have commenced. Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.
  • An up to date immunisation/vaccination record as per course requirements
  • A valid NDIS Worker Screening Check – Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institute’s Vaccination Policy

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don’t meet the upskilling requirement.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBMED301Interpret And Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately (BSBMED301)60
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)30
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)40
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)80
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)70
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status (HLTAAP002)90
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)25


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCCCS002Assist with movement (CHCCCS002)25
HLTAHA001Assist with an allied health program (HLTAHA001)65
HLTAHA003Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program (HLTAHA003)85
HLTAHA004Support client independence and community participation (HLTAHA004)70
HLTAHA005Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility (HLTAHA005)70
HLTAHA010Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status (HLTAHA010)90
HLTAHA011Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes (HLTAHA011)60
HLTAHA016Support the fitting of assistive equipment (HLTAHA016)70
HLTAHA024Work within a community rehabilitation environment (HLTAHA024)55

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. This is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

If you are selected for this course and would like information on Skills Recognition, please contact 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
985 985 $3.12 $0.62 $8.21

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule.

Can I apply?

  • Must be aged 18 years or older
  • Must Attend an Information Session
  • A pre-training review interview and LLN assessment with ACSF Level 4 Literacy and Level 3 Numeracy
  • Written Assessment
  • National Police Record Check – must be dated within 12 months of practical placement
  • A valid NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Up to date Immunisation including Flu Vaccination (Mandatory for Placement)
  • A valid Working with Children Check
  • Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration
  • COVID Vaccination – Mandatory in Aged Care from 17th September 2021. Required for onsite learning and enrolment

Where and how can I study?

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

This course is run from the Essendon Campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge, and professional attributes to work in public and private hospitals, clinics and the rehabilitation in a Health Care environment.

By completing this course, graduates can have the opportunity to work across a large range of Allied Health areas. Our learning facilitators are all qualified and bring with them current work practices in these specialist areas. Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Community Rehabilitation Assistant. It is emerging as the preferred qualification in hospitals and super clinics and rehabilitation centres.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills and knowledge enabling you to assist and work with Specialist Clinician in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Community Rehabilitation as Allied Health Assistants in a Health Care environment.

What qualifications will I receive?

When you successfully complete this course, you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework, this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students completing the course can undertake further studies including diplomas in specialist key therapy areas as well as the Diploma of Nursing at Kangan Institute's Moonee Ponds campus. Students can also undertake the Bachelor of Health Sciences at La Trobe University's Bundoora Campus.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you may click the 'Apply Here' button to begin our online application process.

How will I be selected for this course?

Applications are now open for our next intake.

Applications can be made via the 'Apply Here' button at the top of the screen.

As part of the application process, you are required to attend an information session where you will be given comprehensive course information; including fees, practical placement and the units you will study. You will also be able to ask any questions that you may have. You must also sit an English and Maths assessment, as well as a written assessment, on campus, before you can be considered for a place in the course.