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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy)

  • National Course Code: HLT43015
  • TAFE NSW code: HLT43015-09V01-21HIL-202

Location – Castle Hill


Full Time



Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

31.7 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy) prepares you with the necessary skills for a career in allied health. Make a real difference in peoples' lives by offering specialist assistance in this diverse and rewarding industry.


Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Communicate and work in health and community services
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology
  • Deliver and monitor physiotherapy programs including those for mobility
  • Support the fitting of assistive equipment


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Empathy and patience
  • A desire to help people
  • A positive and friendly disposition
  • Effective communication skills
  • A hardworking attitude
  • The ability to apply good judgement


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • The option to pursue a generalist or specialist allied health career of your choice

Career opportunities:

  • Physiotherapist assistant
  • Occupational therapist assistant
  • Allied health assistant
  • Therapy aid


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Practice Management

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy) as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the health industry
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your course work.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A valid Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Check
  • Evidence of an up-to-date vaccination history

Work placement with NSW Health

If your work placement is with NSW Health you must also:

  • Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct and any other forms
  • Complete mandatory online modules
  • Take an occupational assessment and provide your health care worker/student vaccination record

Visit the NSW Health Student FAQ page for more information.


Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations that cannot be replicated in a simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer. TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement with a suitable industry employer.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Good listening skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • The ability to follow instructions
  • Respect for timeliness

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:

  • have a valid Working with Children Check.
  • have a valid National Police Check.
  • have met the NSW Health Immunisation requirements.
  • are minimum 18 years of age at the time of your first clinical placement.

Prior to the first clinical placement, all students must provide endorsed copies of the above documents to their course coordinator.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to complete 3 weeks full time (120 hours) of mandatory work placement in a hospital or aged care facility, which has a physiotherapist and occupational therapist, as an Allied Health Assistant.
  • to wear the required work placement uniform: TAFE shirt, black pants and black waterproof enclosed shoes.
  • to purchase the Work Placement Shirts and First Aid Textbook package.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Thursday, 3 June 2021 10.00 am to 11.00 am Castle Hill Campus, Building F, Level G, Room FG.33
Thursday, 3 June 2021 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm Castle Hill Campus, Building F, Level G, Room FG.33
Thursday, 17 June 2021 10.00 am to 11.00 am Castle Hill Campus, Building F, Level G, Room FG.33
Thursday, 17 June 2021 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm Castle Hill Campus, Building F, Level G, Room FG.33


This is a Full Time, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 21.8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study and research.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • This qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who use a range of factual, technical and procedural knowlede to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. Allied Health Assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • 2x Work Placement Polo Shirts with TAFE embroidered logo and First Aid Textbook package: $150.00
  • Black trousers or pants suitable for a professional work place
  • Black waterproof enclosed shoes


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding


Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Course Related Materials Charge - $150.00

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
HLTAHA010 Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
HLTAHA011 Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes
HLTAHA003 Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAHA005 Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
HLTAHA016 Support the fitting of assistive equipment

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

The Hills, Castle Hill
Cnr Showground & Green Roads, Castle Hill
Phone 131 601

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