Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance


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.

**This course is not available in 2018.

Get the most from quality teaching and facilities

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.

Employment Outcomes

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.

Local Students






Health and Community
03 9269 8400


Part-time: 6 months

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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Work placements, Face-to-face, Online



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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

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, simulation and during work placement


Work books and class materials are supplied. Any additional material cost to be advised at information sessions.

Entrance Requirements

  • 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 Pathways

An allied health assistant may find employment in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services

Enrolment Intake

  • February

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.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern 20
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing 80
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance 80
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 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

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.