From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Considering working in health and community? Are you interested in a career in Allied Health? Our Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance covers treatment plans, therapeutic interventions and how to conduct programs under the supervision of a specialised allied health professional.
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This course will add to your knowledge from the Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance, or your current work experience to extend foundational knowledge and skill in assisting allied health professionals such as occupational therapists or physiotherapists in a number of health care areas, working across all age groups
Industry connections and resources
Your learning experience at Melbourne Polytechnic will set you up to work with a fully supervised health sector work placement – minimum of 120 hours.
Our Allied Health Assistance students are taught by professional, supportive and qualified staff in fully equipped practical training rooms.
When you finish the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, you may find work as:
- Therapy Assistant
- Allied Health Assistant
You will be assessed in a variety of ways both in the classroom and in the workplace. Assessments include demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in-class activities, written work, and work-based projects.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
DepartmentHealth and Community
Including 120 hours work placement
Class Schedule: *
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Work placements, Face-to-face, Online
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsYou will be assessed in a variety of ways both in the classroom and in the workplace. Assessments include demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in-class activities, written work, simulation and during work placement
MaterialsWork books and class materials are supplied. Any additional material cost to be advised at information sessions.
- You will need adequate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills appropriate for the demands of this course current and clear Police Check and Working with Children Check is required for placements
- No interview is required and applications will be assessed by teaching staff to deem your suitability for the course
Pathways to further study
- Allied Health Assistant
- Therapy Assistant
Career PathwaysAn allied health assistant may find employment in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBMED301||Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately||60|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||100|
|CHCCCS002||Assist with movement||25|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern||20|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||80|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||30|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach||50|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||80|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||70|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status||90|
|HLTAHA001||Assist with an allied health program||65|
|HLTAHA009||Assist in the rehabilitation of clients||90|
|HLTAHA010||Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status||90|
|HLTAHW003||Provide basic health information to clients||80|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||25|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||25|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.