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.
Duration: 52 Week Full Time
Amount of Training: 920 Hours
Mode of Delivery: Blended
Locations: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
Availability: Domestic Students
To achieve this qualification, students are required to complete 16 units including 7 core units & 9 elective units.
Through IHNA’s digital library, which contains thousands of e-books, nursing journals, and articles, all of our students benefit from flexible online learning.
Students who want to attend two days of on-campus classes and the rest of the time online supported learning can do so.
Designed for working students and students from the surrounding area who want to study online and attend simulation blocks each semester.
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.
IHNA also provides the best resources and tools, such as recorded lectures, seminars, and forums, which students can access at their leisure.
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.”
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.
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:
We offer pathways into higher level qualifications so that on completion of this certificate you can further your education with:
The total tuition cost for domestic students for the HLT43015- Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) is:
|Victoria||AUD $5,000||Government subsidised: $0
|Western Australia||AUD $5,000||Government subsidised: $1,142.10
Concession: $338.40 *
|New South Wales||AUD $5,000||No State Funding Available|
*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.
To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here.
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.
|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
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia
37/1989 A, Bhattathiripad Road, Kaloor, Kochi – 682 017, India
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 920 hours of structured training and assessment with 120 hours of PEP and 160 hours of unstructured self-paced learning
The total course duration is 52 weeks, 36 weeks of delivery and 16 weeks of holiday period.
The amount of training that will be provided as a base line includes:
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.
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:
Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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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