This allied health course will give you the skills and knowledge to work as an Allied Health Assistant, providing therapeutic and program-related support to allied health professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, speech therapists and podiatrists. 

You will conduct allied health therapeutic and program-related activities under the guidance and direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional. While doing so, you will be required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the relevant allied health professional you are working with.

This course has been designed with a focus on physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Upon completion you may work as a specialised physiotherapy assistant or occupational therapy assistant, or work generally across an organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. While doing so, you may also have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistant workers, in conjunction with the allied health professional.

To achieve this qualification, you must complete at least 120 hours of work placement.




National Code HLT43015
Study Areas Health Programs
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 10 months 

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, Workplace

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,045.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $609.00
Full Tuition Fee $15,225.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $240.00
Retain Course Items*** $100.00

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February & July

Full time: 10 months (2 days per week)

Box Hill, Workplace

You must have:

  • a current National Police Check
  • a Working With Children’s Check
  • the Healthcare Workers Schedule A immunisations

You are required to attend a scheduled information session before enrolling in this course.

TRAINEESHIP ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for a traineeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for entry into other allied health courses

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

After successful completion you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities including:

  • Allied Health Assistant (Grade 3)
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

Completion of 16 units, including 7 core units and 9 elective units. 

In addition, you must complete at least 120 hours of work placement.

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HLTAHA001 ASSIST WITH AN ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAM 65.0

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HLTAAP002 CONFIRM PHYSICAL HEALTH STATUS 90.0

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HLTAHA003 DELIVER AND MONITOR A CLIENT-SPECIFIC PHYSIOTHERAPY PROGRAM 85.0

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HLTAHA005 SUPPORT THE DELIVERY AND MONITORING OF PHYSIOTHERAPY PROGRAMS FOR MOBILITY 70.0

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HLTAHA010 ASSIST WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF CLIENT FUNCTIONAL STATUS 90.0

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HLTAHA016 SUPPORT THE FITTING OF ASSISTIVE EQUIPMENT 70.0

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HLTAHA004 SUPPORT CLIENT INDEPENDENCE AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION 70.0

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HLTAHA011 CONDUCT GROUP SESSIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL CLIENT OUTCOMES 60.0

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HLTAHA009 ASSIST IN THE REHABILITATION OF CLIENTS 90.0

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CHCCCS001 ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC DISEASE 75.0

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