Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

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This qualification has been superseded (replaced) by HLT43021 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/HLT43021).

A transition period applies to enable current Students to complete their study. All final assessments for this qualification, including Work Placement requirements, must be submitted to InterCare Training by COB on 16 October 2023 for qualifications to be issued by 21 November 2023.  No extension can be granted as this qualification cannot be issued after 21 November 2023.

This program is suited to:

New entrants to the industry who require a broad orientation to the industry, as well as existing employees within the Disability Support/Care Sector.

Key information
  • Online & In-person (Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Sydney)
  • Minimum Course Duration: 6 months, Part-time
  • Government funded course (if eligible)
  • Contact our Team to discuss your individual pricing
  • Use our Eligibility Checker to see if you can access funding
  • Payment Plans provided
  • No relevant experience necessary
  • Get experience with a Disability Care Provider
  • Flexible delivery options – Day or Night classes
  • Work Placement included (120 hours) + we arrange this for you!
  • Industry approved training materials
  • Support to find employment


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.

This program is aimed at people who will:

  • Conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an Allied Health professional.
  • Identify client circumstances that need additional input from an Allied Health professional

Are you ready to begin a meaningful career and care for others in need? By completing a nationally accredited Certificate in Allied Health Assistance; you gain entry to work in this growing sector as an assistant to Allied Health practitioners working in their own practices or with Disability Provider or Community Services Provider. With Government funding now available for study (subject to eligibility); there has never been a better time!

Study pathways

This program offers pathways into CHC52015 Diploma in Community Services

Current & Previous Students have also enrolled into the following to broaden employment opportunities: CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, CHC434115 Certificate IV in Disability or CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Program objectives

At InterCare Training we want to ensure that you have a fun and enjoyable learning experience, it is because of this that we offer a range of flexible training delivery and assessment models to meet each individuals needs.

Program Objectives:

  • Apply knowledge and skills gained through qualifications and / or previous experience to provide allied health to people to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self reliance and well being.
  • Report to and liaise with qualified health professionals other service agencies
  • Work under supervision and may be required to supervise and / or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers

Potential future job roles

This course prepares you to work in job roles such as:

Community Rehabilitation Assistant Occupational Therapy Assistant
Diversional Therapy Assistant Therapy Assistant
Podiatry Assistant Speech Therapy Assistant
Nutrition Assistant Physiotherapy Assistant

Course requirements

There are no pre-requisite qualifications for entry into this qualification, InterCare Training will ensure Pre Training Review processes are in place to promote suitable and appropriate course enrolments and to protect prospective students prior to enrolling into this training product from being disadvantaged by the inability to meet the AQF level required.

A national Police clearance is required before the placement component can be undertaken.

A national Working with Children Check is required before the placement component can be undertaken

A national NDIS Worker Screening Check is required before the placement component can be undertaken

Evidence of some vaccinations is also a requirement including but not limited to influenza (flu) vaccination, COVID vaccination prior to the placement component.

Current clear Police Check required
This can be organised via the InterCare/NCC Police check Service.
Working With Children’s (WWC) Check required
This can be organised via your State based authority responsible for issuing and providing the Working with Children check Service.
NDIS Worker Screening Check
This can be organised via your State based authority responsible for issuing and providing the NDIS Worker Screening check Service.
Minimum age requirement
Must be older than 18 years to enrol (note: Police Checks are unable to be requested for individuals aged lower than 16 years)
80% of graduates report gaining a job in the industry after InterCare Training.

Course units

Your HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance will include the below:

  • Total number of units = 16
  • 7 core units
  • 9 elective units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
CHCLAH002 Contribute to leisure and health programming
CHCLAH003 Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

See full packaging requirements for HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (https://training.gov.au/training/details/hlt43015)


Pathways to employment

Courses Stages

1. Theory

We have easy to follow course activities and training. You’ll be supported and learn from teachers who care, are industry experts and we offer real hands-on experience during our courses.
  • Core unit theory and essential knowledge component is delivered in the classroom or via zoom (virtual class)
  • The practical skills will be developed through dedicated lab days and practical simulations under supervision over a specified period of time


  • Demonstration of knowledge through written answers and projects
  • Demonstration of workplace skills and knowledge through practical placement based around workplace activities

2. Work placement

We arrange placement for you
120 hours: 7am to 3pm
Typically 3 week period
  • The practical skills will be developed on the job during the placement component with a Allied Health Provider under supervision over a specified period of time
  • Assessment of practical skills will be assessed on during the placement component

3. Support & post-placement review

Our Students have high employment outcomes post training!

InterCare Alumni automatically access the benefits of our InterCare Staffing and Employment services and become priority candidates for roles being recruited for.

This training is delivered with State and Commonwealth funding (if applicable). InterCare Training ensures all training and assessment is delivered in accordance with VET Standards and adheres to the principles of access and equity in order to maximise learning outcomes. For further information and a full set of terms and conditions, please refer to the Privacy Policy and or the Student & Employer Handbook RTO No: 21099