HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

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VU course code: HLT43015 | Level of study: TAFE
9 months full time
Face to Face with eLearning


No tuition fees for eligible students

Industry, Sunshine, Werribee


Gain the knowledge and skills to provide therapeutic and program-related support to allied health professionals, and to assist patients with their rehabilitation.

Delivered by expert staff through our award-winning interactive e-learning model, the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT43015 at VU will provide you with the essential training to work alongside health professionals such as physiotherapists or occupational therapists in the health industry.

Upon completion of this course you will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to:

  • provide therapeutic and program-related support to allied health professionals
  • conduct therapeutic and program-related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional
  • identify client circumstances that need more input from an allied health professional
  • work in a speciality area, or in general areas, across an organisation to deliver allied health assistance
  • work in conjunction with an allied health professional
  • be responsible for supervising other allied health assistance workers.

During this course, you will undertake a work placement to help you gain necessary skills to work in the industry.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

COVID-19 vaccine requirement

All students must have any COVID-19 vaccine before beginning placements. 

You need to provide evidence of having had the COVID-19 vaccine to undertake a placement and progress within the course. 

You must be willing to undergo any additional checks and immunisations as directed by the University. 

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, a student must successfully complete a total of sixteen (16) units of competency, comprising of:

  • seven (7) core units, and;
  • nine (9) elective units, of which:

  • at least six (6) units must be selected from the electives listed in the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance qualification; at least 2 of these units must be coded HLTAHA;
  • three (3) units may be selected from any endorsed training package or accredited course. These units must be relevant to the work outcome.

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Specialisation offered by VU Polytechnic:

  • All Group E electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Community rehabilitation)

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome as well as be approved by Victoria University Polytechnic.

The Polytechnic currently offer the following specialisation:

  • Community rehabilitation.


Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.


Eligible students won’t be required to pay tuition fees for this course.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand in from Victorian employers.




Courses in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative align with skills and jobs that are in demand from Victorian employers. Possible career opportunities emerging from the completion of Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT43015 include:

  • therapy assistant
  • physiotherapy assistant
  • occupational therapy assistant
  • community rehabilitation assistant
  • allied health assistant
  • allied health worker
  • community rehabilitation assistant.

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