HLT43015 – Certificate IV in
Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)


As the human population grows in size and healthcare demands increase, we have to adapt our allied health practices to support the function of the healthcare industry.

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) is a professional accreditation that focuses on the role of workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals.

Because this work requires support and judgement, our approach to teaching will prepare you to confidently identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional. Your learning will blend theoretical with relevant practical knowledge so that you’re ready to enter the healthcare industry.

Course Start Dates

Sydney (Parramatta)

Online (Blended) Delivery

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Melbourne CBD

Online (Blended) Delivery

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Course Details

HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)
Duration  : 40 weeks full time
Amount of Training :  830 hours
AQF Level :4
Course Delivery : On campus and Blended
Campuses : Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Kochi
Organisation delivering the program :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
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HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

HLT47315 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)
  • 40 weeks full time
  • Amount of Training is 830 hours
  • On campus (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth) and Blended
  • Available to domestic students only

16 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 7 core units
  • 9 elective units


CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately


HLTAHA003 Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
HLTAHA005 Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships

With the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:

  • Therapy Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Community Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Allied Health Assistant

We offer pathways into higher level qualifications so that on completion of this certificate you can further your education with:

  • Diploma of Practice Management
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the HLT43015- Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) is:

State Fees Funding
Victoria AUD $5,000 Government subsidised: $0
Concession: $0
Western Australia AUD $5,000 Government subsidised: $1,142.10 Concession: $338.40 *
New South Wales AUD $5,000 No State Funding Available
Offshore AUD $4,000

*The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees

To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here.

Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia
Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081, Australia
Perth Campus
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia
Cochin Campus
37/1989 A, Bhattathiripad Road, Kaloor, Kochi – 682 017, India

The course is provided through Blended mode of delivery. It will be delivered and assessed over 830 hours which will include face to face theory, self-paced structured e-learning as per the session plan,120 hours of simulation based training and 90 hours of its assessment and 120 hours of work-based training / professional experience placement (PEP).

Student will need to ensure they complete the tasks assigned to them in the structured learning as per session plan.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

Students are required to attend mandatory on-campus simulation-based training and assessment as per their timetable. This will allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant course skills.

Professional Experience Placement (PEP) is an essential component of each unit of this course. The student to complete 120 hours of Professional Experience Placement in a physiotherapy department in a hospital, physiotherapy clinic, sports medicine centre or an allied health care facility. The students can commence the Professional Experience Placement once they have completed the Simulation Based Assessments Satisfactorily.



Students are required to attend 20 contact hours per week physically at the campus and professional experience placements.


20 contact hours will be delivered through synchronised online learning which includes on- campus simulation based training and Professional experience placement.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.

There are no pre-requisites or other training package entry requirements for this course.

You are, however, required to meet the admission criteria in order to meet industry requirements. This includes that you have:

  • 18 years of age and above
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate
  • Immunisation (this is required for the Professional Experience Placement)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Successfully complete an ACSF test and can work at Level 3 for all indicators (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission)

Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:

  • Strength: To assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: To bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined spaces
  • Hearing: To hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages
  • Vision: To make physical assessments of client and equipment
  • Communication: To communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors

Please declare in your application if you have a disability, disorder, or if you’re on any medication that’ll require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements.

You’re also required to have the below learning resource:

  • Clinical Exercise Physiology for Allied Health Professionals by Wendy Repovich
  • Cengage Learning Australia by Karen A. Edwards and Dori A. Babcock

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

  • Theory Assessments (TA)
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.

We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.

If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.

What is a L – Portfolio?

L – Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.

When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.

Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:

  • Files of various formats (text, pictures, video, etc.)
  • Evidence related to courses taken, programs of study, etc.
  • Writing samples (which might include several drafts to show development and improvement)
  • Projects prepared for class or extracurricular activities
  • Evidence of creativity and performance
  • Evidence of extracurricular or co-curricular activities, including examples of leadership
  • Evaluations, analysis and recommendations

Uses of L-Portfolio

Recognition of Prior Learning application:

Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.

This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.

Showcase/Professional L Portfolios

These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student’s academic and professional career.

Learning Portfolios

These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.

  1. Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Now” on the top right corner of the course page.
  2. Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.


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