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HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

National ID: HLT43015 State ID: AB92
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Allied health assistants work with a range of clients to improve quality of life.

With the growing need for specialised care, after completing this course which has a physiotherapy specialisation, you could find a role as a physiotherapy assistant (PTA) or you could be employed as an allied health assistant (AHA), supporting rehabilitation and therapy programs under the guidance of a qualified physiotherapist. You may find employment in both public and private health settings such as hospitals and community rehabilitation, aged care facilities, 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, 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 four - five 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.

  • Specific therapeutic interventions
  • Effective communication with clients and team
  • Supporting individual client needs
  • Managing therapy groups
  • Use of assistive equipment

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

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

This course may require you to undertake a placement or live works activity in a workplace associated with the COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy. This means that you may be required to be triple dose vaccinated before commencing your course and/or placement. Please follow instructions/advice provided to you during enrolment/orientation.

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 returning to study after a long break or upon leaving high school. 

Full-time is usually run over 4+ days per week - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am - 4:00pm.

This timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

In addition to the 16 units this course includes a four - five week practical placement. This work placement is organised for you by North Metropolitan TAFE.

Additional Costs

Other costs in addition to course fees:

  • Polo Shirt (approx. $33)
  • Police Clearance (approx. $72) prior to commencement of work placement and employment
  • Working with Children’s Check (WWC) prior to commencement of work placement and employment
  • First Aid Certificate and CPR
  • Department of Health Screening Card
  • Medical Clearance
  • NDIS Screening
  • Vaccinations


You will need to provide proof of immunisation against:

  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza (annual)
  • MRSA test
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • COVID-19
  • TB test results

Other job titles may include:

  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Allied Health Assistant

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

Study options and next steps

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Semester 1, 2023

Joondalup (McLarty Avenue) - On Campus

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,122.66 $190.00 $1,312.66
Concession $332.64 $190.00 $522.64

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822


*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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