Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

National Code: HLT43015
TAFE SA Code: TP00871


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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Up to 18 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
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.

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Total Fees for the 18 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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This course also has an incidentals cost of $30.00 for Vocational Placement T-Shirt..

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • 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.
    • Disclaimer: Students may be required to attend another campus for delivery of practical classes.
    • Students will be responsible for costs associated with obtaining the appropriate criminal history check / employment screening.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Confirm physical health status 90
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60
    Manage legal and ethical compliance 80
    Recognise healthy body systems 70
    Work with diverse people 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assist with an allied health program 65
    Assist with movement 25
    Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status 90
    Conduct group sessions for individual outcomes 60
    Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program 85
    Follow basic food safety practices 30
    Organise workplace information 30
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    Provide first aid 18
    Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility 70
    Support the fitting of assistive equipment 70
  • 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

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
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