Make your mark in allied health with a specialisation in physiotherapy. Learn practical clinical and administrative skills to assist allied health professionals, and help others recover from injury or achieve their mobility goals.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Assist with the development of an allied health program
Recognise healthy body systems
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Support the work of physiotherapists including the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
Magnify the impact of allied health services by working collaboratively and under supervision to improve therapeutic and administrative support
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Learn on-the-job through 120 hours of work placement
Work with real clients during work placement
Develop your clinical and administrative support skills
Build the foundational skills and knowledge you need to start working in the allied health industry
Take the option to pursue a generalist or specialist allied health career of your choice
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A strong interest in health and wellness
Good listening skills
The ability to work as a team
The ability to follow instructions
Respect for timeliness and deadlines
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Physiotherapy assistant, Allied health assistant and Therapy aide
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 7 core and 9 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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