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HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

National ID: HLT43015 | State ID: AWN3

Do you want to make a difference in other people’s lives? Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.

Our Mt Lawley campus will be offering the generic range of units to provide you with the skills necessary to seek employment as as an allied health assistant (AHA).
If you are seeking a specialised focus on physiotherapy, this will be offered at our McLarty campus.

You may find employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals and community rehabilitation, aged care facilities, schools, mental health clinics, private practices and not for profit organisations.

You will learn how to work with children, adults and older people with a range of physical disabilities, mental health conditions, developmental delays, communication difficulties and/or social disadvantage, all done with the knowledge of safe work practices, legal and ethical considerations and current industry standards.

You will gain the required knowledge and skills through classroom discussions, simulation activities and workplace learning. Then you will undertake six weeks of full-time placement which North Metropolitan TAFE organises for you via our range of industry partners. Online learning makes up a small part of the course delivery but you will also have access to online resources to reinforce classroom learning.

You will have access to a team of allied health professionals who are able to share their experiences and support your learning throughout the course.

Some students have gone on to study allied health degrees at university after this course has ignited their passion.

Gain these skills
  • Specific therapeutic interventions
  • Effective communication with clients and team
  • Supporting individual client needs
  • Managing therapy groups
  • Use of assistive equipment
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Energetic, positive attitude and passion for helping others
  • Caring, understanding, patient and calm
  • Emotional maturity

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III


You do not need to have completed a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance first but some students may find this beneficial especially if you are returning to study after a long break or upon leaving high school. If you enjoy working with people, have strong communication/ interpersonal skills and believe you have the ability to study at a certificate IV level it may be possible for you to enter this course.

Work placement

In addition to the 16 units this course includes a 120 hour practical placement. This is six weeks of full-time work placement which North Metropolitan TAFE organises for you.

Important information

Some employers require Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance as a minimum for employment, especially those where home visiting and acute rehabilitation programs involve more complex clients and less frequent supervision by health professionals.

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Speech Pathology Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Nutrition Assistant
  • Dietetic Assistant
  • Therapy Aid

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

Further study


How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Semester 1, 2021

Mount Lawley - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
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Course enquiry

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Page last updated September 23, 2020