Course Type:
Accredited Course; Traineeship; Free TAFE
18 months
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments

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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 (Traineeship) 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.

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 (Traineeship) 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: Thursday, Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Students can chose to join the theory days delivered or conduct all learning online using Moodle platform

Qualifications and Recognition

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

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 (Traineeship) 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 workplace learning during the traineeship
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

Sample course units

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients  
CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
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
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid


Observation, Questioning, Tests and Quizzes, Projects and a Log Book