HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

VU course code: HLT43021 | Level of study: TAFE
1 year full time
Face to Face with eLearning


No tuition fees for eligible students

Sunshine, Werribee
12 August 2024
05 August 2024


Gain the skills to support allied-health services in aged care, disability and other healthcare settings in the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT43021 at Victoria University (VU).

Delivered by expert staff through our award-winning blended learning, this health-assistant course will train you to work alongside health professionals such as physiotherapists or occupational therapists.

You'll learn to identify healthcare issues and risks, along with the protocols for reporting these issues. During a work placement in a care setting, you will consolidate your new skills so you're ready to work when you graduate.

When you finish the course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to:  

  • provide support to allied health professionals as they deliver programs and therapy
  • work effectively under the guidance of an allied health professional
  • identify circumstances that need the attention of the allied health professional
  • work in a common or speciality area to help deliver allied health services
  • work with allied health professionals, including to help supervise other allied health assistance workers if required.
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.

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 HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, 18 units must be completed consisting of:

  • 10 core units
  • 8 elective units, of which:

- at least 6 units must be from the electives listed in the training package, and at least 4 of these units must be coded HLTAHA

- up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – this unit must be relevant to the work outcome.

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 initiative align with skills and jobs that are in demand from Victorian employers. Possible career opportunities following the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT43021 include:

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

VU stories

Kusal Yasintha
Nursing from the heart
Diploma of Nursing HLT54115, Bachelor of Nursing
"The course is so practical, you get to go into the labs and learn skills and at the end of every semester you go on a placement so it gives you an idea what the job will be like."
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