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Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus

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Course Duration:
Commencing in:
  • 2024

No upcoming intakes for this course this year.
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About this course

As a student pursuing this qualification, you will embark on a journey of learning and growth. The course is tailored to equip you with essential skills that enable you to communicate effectively with both allied health professionals and patients. You will be encouraged to demonstrate a compassionate and knowledgeable demeanor, promoting an environment of understanding and empathy. By fostering strong communication skills, you will build harmonious relationships with professionals and patients alike, thus contributing to the overall success of the allied health team.
Moreover, this qualification places significant emphasis on the value of collaboration within the allied health sector. As you progress through the course, you will learn to work seamlessly alongside allied health professionals, understanding their roles and complementing their efforts. This cooperative approach ensures that the team functions cohesively and maximizes its ability to deliver comprehensive and top-quality care to clients.
To attain this qualification, practical experience is of paramount importance. As a student, you will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within a health setting. This hands-on experience is essential for honing your skills and consolidating your knowledge.

Learn how to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional. Hone your skills to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services.
To achieve this qualification, you will complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within a health setting, either a private practice, hospital or disability sector. Traineeship models will be completed within the workplace for trainees.

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2024. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.

Career Opportunities

Allied Health Assistant (AHA) under the guidance of an Allied Health Professionals (such as physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist or community rehabilitation) within a private practice, sporting club, hospital or aged care setting.

Opportunities for Further Study

After graduating from the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, you may continue studies in health and social science, or fitness and wellbeing.

Skills or Knowledge gained

By the end of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance course, students will be able to work independently as an Allied Health Assistance (AHA) under the guidance of an Allied Health Professional. Employment may lead to work within a community setting, hospital, private practice or the disability sector.
You will learn about preparing for and assisting with therapy sessions, providing relevant information to clients, using therapy equipment correctly and safely and completing administrative tasks. Work may include following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Mandatory entry requirements:

Applicants under the age of 18 are encouraged to apply for upcoming intakes, however you must be 18 years of age at course commencement or have turned 18 years of age by 30 April 2024.
Provide Police Check in each year of placement without disclosures
Provide Working with Children’s Check without disclosures
Completed LLN assessment level required for a Certificate IV level
Flu vaccination in current year of placement
COVID vaccination - triple dose (Exemptions will not apply)
Complete 120 hours placement as arranged by TAFE Gippsland. Traineeship model will be completed in the workplace.
Must be able to attend the course 2 days per week on campus as per the timetable
There are no mandatory requirements if a student is enrolled as a trainee.

Recommended entry Requirements:

The ability to stand with only short breaks for the duration of an 8 hour period.
The ability to walk for extended periods as required for a clinical placement shift,
Maintain concentration levels in order to complete practical tasks and care at the high level required including for multiple residents per shift.
Complete multiple physical and mental tasks over the period of a shift with the stamina to provide safe care.
The ability to lift safety at least 20kg of weight.
Stable physical mobility in order to transfer and aid a patient with walking.
The ability to assist patients to move from lying to sitting or to standing all while completing some weight bearing activities.
The ability to undertake precise hand movements such pinching, grasping, manipulating objects.

Minimum Industry Requirement

  • Working with children check
  • Police check

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: Yes

Minimum of 120 hours of placement

Placement to be arranged by: Institute

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $937.50 $4,687.50 $20,312.50
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $117.00 $117.00 $117.00
Total $1,054.50 $4,804.50 $20,429.50
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Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAHA027 Assist with an allied health program
HLTAHA029 Support independence and community participation
HLTAHA032 Support maintenance of functional status
HLTAHA033 Conduct group sessions for individual outcomes
HLTAHA044 Work within a community rehabilitation environment
HLTAHA047 Engage with clinical supervision and delegation
HLTAHA049 Recognise impact of health conditions
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.