Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance 


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This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. The worker is required to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional. Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote and must occur within organisation requirements.


The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional. The worker may be engaged to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. The worker, in conjunction with the allied health professional, may have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistance workers.


AQF Level

Certificate IV

Course Duration

8 - 24 months depending on mode of delivery

Delivery Method

Classroom or Online

Total Number of Units


Work Placement

120 hours (mandatory requirement)



Work within a community rehabilitation environment  

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately



Assist with movement

Assist with an Allied Health Program



Facilitate Individual service planning and delivery

Support client independence and community participation



Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

Units of competency


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Manage legal and ethical compliance


Recognise healthy body systems

Confirm physical health status



Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Assess co-existing needs

Facilitate responsible behaviour



Assist with the rehabilitation of clients


Entry requirements

Students must have standard Language, Literacy and numeracy skills and will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment at Certificate III level. A current Police Check is a requirement before the commencement of practical placement.



Classroom delivery 2-3 days a week, plus 120 hours of work placement.
Online study options available.


Course Locations

Locations are available upon request. Please speak to our friendly training team for more information

Career opportunities

  • Nutrition Assistant

  • Occupational Assistant

  • Physiotherapy Assistant

  • Therapy Assistant

  • Speech Pathology Assistant

  • Diversional Therapy Assistant


Graduate stories

Jacky  |  Skilling Queenslanders for Work participant - Brisbane

I completed my training with breakthru in January 2018. The course was a Certificate III in Individual Support. The trainer was the best I have ever had, as she made the course so interesting and hands on. The trainer's visits and feedback while on practical work placement was super supportive and by the end of the course, I was employed!.

What may be surprising to people reading this is I am in my 60’s!! and have found my dream job!

The three R’s - The Right course, the Right Trainer and the Right Company!! Thankyou breakthru! Life can begin in your sixty’s!

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