Course Outline

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide therapeutic and program-related support to allied health professionals. Students will learn to conduct activities under the guidance of an allied health professional such as an Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist or Physiotherapist. The qualification allows students to work in a specialty area or generically across allied health assistance services.


National Code HLT43015 Delivery Mode Blended Delivery - Online, supported by contact with the trainer through emails and scheduled Teams meetings. Assessment Mode Classroom and Online Duration 6-12 months including practical placement Location Strathpine QLD | Station Road Burpengary Qld


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Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Admission Requirements:

There are no barriers to entry based on age (other than post school students over 16), gender, social or educational background. Students need to be able bodied and have the physical capacity to undertake the practical application of the program.

Students should have foundation skills at the ACSF levels listed below. This is tested during our Pre-training review. Each student is required to complete the Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment to determine what level they are currently working at & if they are suitable to proceed with this qualification. Where students do not have skills, they may be provided with additional support to develop their literacy and numeracy skills to this level if appropriate, or alternatively they will be provided information on other more appropriate courses.

USI Requirements:

Learners are required to comply with Evidence of enrolments at the time of enrolment with DIVTEC Training and Further Education. Students are required to provide appropriate forms of IDs to confirm their eligibility to enroll in this course. Students are required to apply for unique student identification (USI) number while their study period in Australia and this information will be handed to the students at the time of orientation. (

IT Requirements:

This qualification requires a basic understanding and use of computers and the internet. Support will be provided as required to develop the students’ skills.

Course Structure

To successfully achieve HLT43015 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, sixteen (16) units must be completed which are made up of:

  • 7 core units
  • 9 elective units

A combination of electives can be chosen to provide students with a specialisation.

Core Units/Subjects
Unit Code Unit Name Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status Core
HLTWHS002  Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately Core
Electives - Speech Pathology (Group D)
Unit Code Unit Name Elective
HLTAHA012 Support the development of speech and communication skills Group D Elective
HLTAHA013 Provide support in dysphagia management Group D Elective
HLTAHA014 Assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems Group D Elective
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients General Elective
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program General Elective
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people General Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia General Elective
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement General Elective
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern General Elective
Practical Placement - MANDATORY

he Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance has a mandatory requirement to obtain a practical placement. Students often find placements hard to source and difficult to manage.

DIVTEC Training and Further Education can solve this this for you!

Through its industry partners we can coordinate and place our students where they will complete the mandatory 120 hours.

This practical placement will not only assist in developing work-ready skills but will also help to consolidate the skills and knowledge for some units that you study.

Training Delivery

The course is delivered in a blended format which is a combination of online self-paced learning and tutorial support. Your online learning is supported by regular and scheduled contact with your trainer via teleconference (Zoom or Microsoft Teams). You will also be supported by phone call and email contact.

Scheduled meetings times are mutually agreed so not to interfere with your work / life balance.

Career Opportunities

The following career pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Allied health assistant
  • Physiotherapy assistant
  • Podiatry assistant
  • Speech pathology assistant
  • Diversional therapy assistant
  • Nutrition assistant
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Therapy assistant

Note: Information provided as a guide only. List developed by My Skills.

Payment Plan

DIVTEC Training and Further Education offers you a Payment Plan, which enables you to pay for the course over its duration. Your first instalment is required as part of the enrolment process. Following commencement, you will be debited electronically each week until the completion of your payment plan.

For more information relating to this, please contact the Team at [email protected] or phone 3855 9215.



All Programs (Government Subsidised and Full Fee)

Fee Type Student Fee Public (Government Subsidised) - Co-contribution Fee $192 Non-concessional | $96 Concessional Full Fee for Service (Non-subsidised) $7,200 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) $3,500

Co-Contribution Fee:

A Student Contribution Fee is the cost of the training and assessment services. It must be made by you, the student, or by a third party such as your employer.

Concessional Student Requirements:

  • Hold a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person
    who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card;
  • Provides DIVTEC Training and Further Education with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, his or her partner, or the person of whom the student is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;
  •  Is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  •  Has a disability; or
  • Is an adult prisoner.
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RTO ID: 32535

Nationally Recognised Training
This training course is a Nationally Recognised Certificate and meets AQF standards.

DIVTEC Training and Further Education has met the Government’s requirements to provide subsidised training. This gives vocational education and training (VET) students, parents and employers confidence that the training delivered by DIVTEC Training and Further Education will develop skills that are valued by industry and will lead to employment.

This Certificate IV in Allied Health (HLT43015) is subsidised under the High Level Skills funding arrangement with the Skills Assure Supplier contract that DIVTEC Training and Further Education has with the Government. Students must meet the eligibility criteria to access the subsidised training.