Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
12 months
Starting Date:
16/02/2023 and 12/07/2023
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Course Overview

Have you always dreamed of helping people find the right support and information about their health? There has never been a more crucial time for accurate health information and a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is a great way to make that happen.

The course will give you a solid understanding of allied health programs, basic medical terminology, infection prevention and control policies.

You’ll learn to communicate with allied health professionals and patients in a caring, intelligent manner, while being able to work alongside allied health workers. You’ll also learn to put treatment plans in place and discuss therapeutic solutions in aged and disability care, child welfare, youth and multicultural services.

Taught on-campus for 12-months, you’ll attend classes two days a week, making this a really flexible way to fit study in with your work and life commitments. You’ll be guided by our expert teachers, while also being able to put your new skills into action right away in the workplace!

This course will truly take you into any care sector that you’re passionate about, while opening so many doors when it comes to employment in settings like sporting clubs, private practice and hospitals.

Some of those doors could lead to work in occupational therapy, physiotherapy or community rehabilitation. And if you’re wanting to take your studies even further, there are a huge range of options. You’ll be qualified to undertake studies in health and social science, or fitness and wellbeing, while being able to bridge to University with a Bachelor of Allied Science in Occupational Therapy.

Don’t worry, we’ll be here to help you make all of those choices if and when the time comes, because we know they’re not always easy!

Go on, become the industry professional you’re meant to be with a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance at TAFE Gippsland and help set yourself up for a long, rewarding and successful career.

Please note, to achieve this qualification, you will complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within a health setting, either a private practice, hospital, aged care facility or in community services.

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. 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.


Morwell: 16/02/2023 Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Morwell: 12/07/2023 Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

Allied health assistance supporting physiotherapist, occupational therapist and community rehabilitation within a private practice, sporting club or hospital setting.

Opportunities for Further Study

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

Bridge over to University with Bachelor of Allied Science in Occupational Therapy

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

The Certificate IV in Allied Health requires students to complete physical and academically demanding tasks, in order to be successful with the Certificate coursework and practical placement, students are required to perform and demonstrate a number of skills in a safe manner to those within their care, themselves, other students and staff.

By understanding the task required within the course work and practical placement students can make an informed decision whether the program is suitable prior to enrolment.

Click here to read the Inherent Requirements for this course

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information


Minimum of 120 hours of placement
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Before placement can occur, students must have their:

  • Working with children's card
  • Police check
  • Flu vaccination
  • COVID vaccination (From 17 September 2021, COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all residential aged care workers)

Pathway to Industry Licence

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
HLTAHA024 Work within a community rehabilitation environment
HLTAHA004 Support client independence and community participation
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Assessments are undertaken in simulated situations, role plays in the workplace, in class and written assignments, online written responses and online quizzes, Practical Placement, Portfolios, Reflective activities (online)