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HLT43015 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

This course has been superseded by HLT43021 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. IHNA is in awaiting approval process for new course. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be notified if you need to migrate to the subsequent edition whenever it becomes available.


The allied health workforce is growing rapidly as demand grows across the aged care, mental health, disability, and health sectors. Allied health professionals provide a broad range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and direct health services to improve the health and wellbeing of the consumers they support. (source: https://ahpa.com.au/what-is-allied-health/)

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance course will train you to assist patients with their rehabilitation exercises that include various specialisations such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and dietetics, speech therapy, community rehabilitation, podiatry and conduct group sessions.

After successful completion of Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance course students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to work as an allied health assistant alongside allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, speech pathologists, community rehabilitation professionals, and nutritionists, to facilitate rehabilitation interventions to clients with physical and mental health issues.

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 as a student will blend theoretical with relevant practical knowledge so that you’re ready to enter the healthcare industry.

Allied Health Assistant

Course Fees for Full Fee-Paying Domestic Students & Onshore International Students


Course Overview

  • Duration: 6 months full-time or 12 months part-time 

  • Amount of Training: 720 Hours

  • Mode of Delivery: Blended

  • Locations: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth

  • Availability: Domestic Students

How will the Students Study?

To achieve this qualification, students are required to complete 16 units including 7 core units & 9 elective units.

The Course Features

Digital Library

Digital Library

Through IHNA’s digital library, which contains thousands of e-books, nursing journals, and articles, all of our students benefit from flexible online learning.

Flexible Blended On-Campus Classes

Flexible Blended On-Campus Classes

Students who want to attend two days of on-campus classes and the rest of the time online supported learning can do so.

Flexible Blended Online Classes

Flexible Blended Online Classes

Designed for working students and students from the surrounding area who want to study online and attend simulation blocks each semester.

Practicing Effectively

Practicing Effectively

From 8.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, you can use our cutting-edge simulation labs at each campus to learn by doing.

Resources and Tools

Resources and Tools:

IHNA also provides the best resources and tools, such as recorded lectures, seminars, and forums, which students can access at their leisure.

Support Sessions

Support Sessions

Provides a superior learning experience for its students by offering individualised support through educators, student administration officers, and a 24*7 chat system known as “Rishi the bot.”

Professional Experience Placement

Professional Experience Placement

Students will gain invaluable experience managing patients across the life span during their professional experience placements. The opportunity for students to be placed in a healthcare practise setting ensures that they are prepared for success both in the classroom and in their professional careers.

Key Area of Practise and Job Outcome ?

With the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance in hand, you’ll be able to work in some of these key area of practise under an allied health professional:

  • Therapy Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Allied Health Worker
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Community Rehabilitation Assistant.
Graduates work in:
  • Acute Care and Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • Aged Care
  • Community and Primary Healthcare

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

  • Diploma of Practice
  • Diploma of
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy/
    Podiatry/ Nutrition
  • Bachelor of
    Social Work

Fees & Funding

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

State Fees Funding
Victoria AUD $3,990 Government subsidised: $0
Concession: $0
Western Australia AUD $3,990 Check with us for Domestic Scholarship
New South Wales AUD $3,990 Funding is available for eligible students please contact**
Offshore AUD $3,990

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.
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** To know more about your eligibility Click here

Attention Students!

We would like to inform you about a recent surge in cyber scams. Your security is of utmost importance to us, and we want to ensure that you stay safe from potential threats.

Scammers have been employing sophisticated tactics to deceive individuals and steal sensitive information. It’s essential to be vigilant and cautious when dealing with online communications and transactions.

For IHNA’s students, it’s good to know that IHNA’s bank account details are not shared through email. Instead, the information is accessible through the secure Student Hub under Student Invoice & Payment. This method ensures that only authorised users with secure login credentials can access and view the information.

Additionally, making payments through the IHNA website provides another secure option for transactions, ensuring that personal and financial details are handled in a safe and protected environment.

For any questions or concerns related to payments or account details, students should reach out to IHNA directly through official contact channels (accounts@ihna.edu.au) to ensure the highest level of security and privacy.


This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding

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Meet our Educators

Richa Varma

Richa Verma has been employed at IHNA Australia since 2020 as a Trainer and Assessor. An Allied Health Assistant who is passionate about working in Health and Community not just at work but also our local and surrounding community. It Is important to her that we can be there for our community as they are there for us. She has been involved in running water exercises, the strong people stay young program and walking groups within local community. Richa has nearly 14 years’ experience working in a variety of health settings such as hospitals, residential aged care, home and community, rehab and day therapy and enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with students. For the past 3 years Richa has also been involved in the VETIS program teaching high school students Years 10, 11 and 12, Certificate III in Allied Health and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistant. She has been involved with training and assessing in infection control skill set. She is currently involved in delivering Tele Health. In her spare time Richa enjoys socialising with family and friends and spending time with her fur baby (Notty). She is also an excellent cook.

Course Details

Campus Locations
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
Course Delivery

The course is provided through Blended mode of delivery. The volume of learning applicable to this course is 1200 hours as a proportion of an AQF level 4 qualification. This is made up of supervised and unsupervised activities. This course has 720 hours of structured training and assessment with 120 hours of PEP and 160 hours of unstructured self-paced learning

The total course duration is 6 months fulltime or 12 months part time.

The amount of training that will be provided as a base line includes:

  • 421 hours of synchronous and asynchronous blended delivery (Lectures & Tutorials)
  • 114 hours of simulation-based training (SBT)
  • 90 hours of assessment (AS)
  • 175 hours of structured interactive learning (SIL)
Mode of delivery

Theory sessions 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.

Course Start Dates
Entry Requirements

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

However, you are required to meet the admission criteria as set by IHNA to meet industry requirements, this includes that you are:

  • 16 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course
  • Successful completion of an Australian Year 10 qualification or equivalent.
  • In addition to meeting the academic requirements applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels in an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at exit Level 3 and participate in a pre-training review when enrolling into the course.
  • Mature age students (22+) will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

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
How is the Course Assessed?

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)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) a& Credit Transfer (CT)

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.

Ready to Apply?
  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.

IHNA is widely known for its innovative learning and teaching approach, used for vocational and higher education in health care fields. All courses of IHNA are closely aligned with health care industries/market requirements so that what you will learn from IHNA today it will prepare you to become a leader in the specific industries tomorrow. Also, IHNA reflects Australia’s multicultural diversity, with eight campuses in Australia and one campus in India.

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