HLT43015

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

A career in Allied Health Assistance

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.

Please note that students are required to organise their own work placement and breakthru College is not responsible to ensure that you have a placement. If you are having trouble securing a placement, please contact your Trainer/Assessor for help as soon as possible.

Students will also be required to obtain a number of clearances as listed below. However, it is the student’s responsibility to check with their work placement host organisation regarding what screening is required as organisations may each have slightly different requirements.

  • ​National Police Certificate
  • Working with children check
  • Vaccination record check
  • Code of Conduct check

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Course overview

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AQF Level

Certificate IV

Course Duration

6 to 12 months depending on mode of delivery
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Delivery Method

Classroom or Online
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Total Number of Units

16

Work Placement

120 hours (mandatory requirement)

Career Opportunities

Nutrition Assistant, Occupational Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Therapy Assistant, Speech Pathology Assistant, Diversional Therapy Assistant.

Pathways from the qualification

Students who complete this course may wish to progress to any other HLT Qualification at Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level.

Entry requirements

breakthru College has the following entry requirements:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Have the required level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills required by the course by completing a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment conducted by breakthru staff members which includes a written test and interview to complete the verbal component of the test. The LLN test assists breakthru to identify whether students’ LLN skills are at a level suited to the course requirements. It also assists our trainers to prepare individual learning plans for each successful applicant where skills weaknesses are identified.
Physical Requirements
Participants will need to have a reasonable level of fitness as the role may involve a variety of physical tasks such as providing personal care, assisting clients with mobility, transfers and there can be considerable time standing and walking.
Resource Requirements
All students are required to bring their own laptop / computer installed with Microsoft Office or similar, to participate in our classes.

Delivery and assessment

Classroom delivery 2 days a week, plus 120 hours of work placement.

breakthru College will use the following delivery methods:
  • Face to face classroom (theory and practical sessions) – includes classroom-based delivery for knowledge and practical teaching in a simulated environment
  • Self-paced study (structured and mandatory) – students are required to undertake self-study to complete a range of structured activities such as reading, research, completing case studies, and quizzes to reinforce your learning.
  • Unsupervised study hours – students will be required to do research, private study and/or assignment work in their own time. The nature of this unsupervised study hours is unstructured.
breakthru College will use the following assessment methods:
  • Oral or Written Questions
  • Observation / Demonstration / Role-play
  • Report
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Case Study
  • Research
  • Journal / Log
  • Third Party Report
You will be required to complete a range of activities throughout the course depending on the requirements of each unit of competency. You will also be provided with the assessment and delivery plan at the commencement of your course which outlines the topics to be covered, duration, resources and due dates.

Online study options are also available. Please contact us for more information.

Support Arrangements

Students will be provided with the following support services:

  1. One on one support
  2. Computer and technology support
  3. Referral to external support services
  4. Reasonable adjustments to training and assessments.

Funding eligibility

In New South Wales you may be eligible under this qualification for Smart & Skilled funding.

​In Queensland, you may be eligible under this qualification for Skills Assure Supplier.

Course locations

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

Cost and pricing

Please contact our friendly training staff on 1800 767 212 for our course fee.

Units of competency

The course consists of 16 units of competency and is delivered within a period of 6 months (for face to face mode) or 12 months (for online delivery mode). A work placement of 120 hours is also required.

Code Title Core or Elective
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 Interpet and apply medical terminology appropriately Core
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement Other Elective
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program Other Elective
CHCCCS006 Facilitate Individual service planning and delivery Other Elective
HLTAHA004 Support client independence and community participation Elective (Group E)
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern Other Elective
HLTAHA024 Work within a community rehabilitation environment Elective (Group E)
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs Other Elective
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour Other Elective
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients Other Elective

Code | Title | Core or Elective

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
Interpet and apply medical terminology appropriately
Core

CHCCCS002
Assist with movement
Other Elective

HLTAHA001
Assist with an allied health program
Other Elective

CHCCCS006
Facilitate Individual service planning and delivery
Other Elective

HLTAHA004
Support client independence and community participation
Elective (Group E)

CHCCCS020
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
Other Elective

HLTAHA024
Work within a community rehabilitation environment
Elective (Group E)

CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
Other Elective

CHCCCS009
Facilitate responsible behaviour
Other Elective

HLTAHA009
Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
Other Elective

Graduate stories

Slide 1 Steve
Brisbane

Doing the Individual Support course through breakthru led me to regular employment in the disability sector. Since completing my course I have moved up two levels in pay rate, supported co-workers passing on and sharing the knowledge I obtained. I am no longer on benefits, which was the most important thing I wanted to achieve thanks to the breakthru teams dedication and support this has been possible. I am very grateful to the staff there for there help and support.
Slide 1 Veronica
Brisbane

The staff and trainers went 'above and beyond' to support and encourage all of us with the necessary knowledge and understanding to successfully complete the course. Personally, I found nothing was too big or small for breakthru to assist and the three weeks of practical training gave me the extra confidence and skills needed to find employment. I have been employed as a Personal Care Worker/Support Worker in the community since completing my course, the team at breakthru are truly worth their weight in GOLD.
Slide 1 Charlie Charlie
Townsville

The course trainers delivered each course perfectly. We were well prepared and equipped with exactly what we needed to carry out our roles as support workers. breakthru even went to the extent of finding workplace placements once we completed the theory work. I was offered employment right where I did my work placement.

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