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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
12 months
Starting Date:
01/02/2021 and 12/07/2021
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Course Overview

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.

Have you always dreamed of helping people find the right support and information about their health? A Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance will give you a solid understanding of allied health programs, basic medical terminology, infection prevention and control policies. You’ll also learn to communicate with allied health professionals and patients in a caring, intelligent manner.

Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to work alongside allied health workers, putting treatment plans in place and discussing therapeutic solutions in aged and disability care, child welfare, youth and multicultural services. This course will truly take you into any care sector that you’re passionate about.

This qualification reflects the role of students who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals.

With the Certificate IV in Allied Health offered at TAFE Gippsland you have three specialisations that you can work under:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Community Rehabilitation

To achieve this qualification, the student will complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within a health setting, either private practice, hospital, aged care facility or community services.


Morwell: 01/02/2021: Thursday, Friday 9.00am-3.00pm
Morwell: 12/07/2021: 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

Mandatory entry requirements

  • 18 years or above
  • Police Check and WWC card.
  • Completed LLN assessment level required for a Certificate IV level

Recommended entry requirements

  • To be fit and able to move around on feet all day while physically supporting patients and clients while performing job duites.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



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

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

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

Course Modules

Course units
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTHPS001 Take clinical measurements
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAHA003 Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
HLTAHA004 Support client independence and community participation
HLTAHA005 Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
HLTAHA010 Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
HLTAHA016 Support the fitting of assistive equipment
HLTAHA024 Work within a community rehabilitation environment


Not Applicable