Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Duration Up to 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeHLT43015
TAFE SA CodeTP00871
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This course is suitable for workers who provide therapeutic and program-related support to allied health professionals. The allied health assistant conducts therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional. Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote and must occur within organisation requirements.



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Course Admission Requirements

    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • Applications are processed through Mount Barker Campus, however, study is a blend of online learning and attendance at workshop delivery for some units. Workshops are held at various campus locations in both metropolitan and regional areas. To complete this course you must have access to an internet enabled computer (e.g. at home or local library). You'll be supported & guided in your learning through interaction with skilled lecturers who will be in regular contact.
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    Employment Outcomes

    Therapy Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Speech Pathology Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Allied Health Assistant.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015)
    Skills covered include communication, working with diverse people, legal and ethical compliance, healthy body systems, medical terminology and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 9 elective units plus you must complete at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Credit Transfer

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.