Are you interested in working in Allied Health Assistance as an Occupational Therapist or Allied Health Assistant in Occupational Therapy? A Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015) is one of the best ways to become an allied health professional, working in the health care industry with a diverse range of people recovering from illness, injury or disability.
What Is A Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)?
A Certificate IV is one step up from a Certificate III, and the final step before entering Diploma level education. It gives you a solid basis to start work in an Australian workplace as an Allied Health Assistant and provides a pathway to further education. They’re usually taught through TAFE or VET schools.
Allied Health covers a range of complementary health services that serve to improve a patients quality of life, including physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, chiropractic work and much more.
During a Certificate IV will require you to complete a number of core units, as well as a work placement. Some of the units (including their course code) that you may be required to complete include:
- HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
- HLTAID003 Provide first aid
- HLTAHA011 Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes
- HLTAHA003 Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
- CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
- HLTAHA005 Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
- HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
- HLTAHA016 Support the fitting of assistive equipment
- HLTAHA010 Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
- CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
- HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
- BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
- HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
Why study a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance?
At a Certificate IV level, you can’t specialise in a specific area, but if you’re interested in becoming an occupational therapy assistant or an occupational therapist then a Certificate IV is a brilliant way to get started. It’s also a great way to give you several employment options within related activities, including as a physiotherapy assistant, community rehabilitation worker, or specialist physiotherapist in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health.
How to study an HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
There are several study options for both domestic and international students who are interested in studying a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. International students who want to enrol should check with CRICOS to ensure that they meet eligibility criteria.
Domestic students need to meet entry requirements, which often include basic literacy and numeracy. There may be the option for recognition of prior learning, and student services for those who don’t currently meet those criteria.
- Occupational therapy assistant
- Occupational therapy aide
- Occupational therapy support worker
- Rehabilitation assistant
- Rehabilitation aide
- Activity supervisor
- Allied health assistant
Each RTO has a different range of course fees, start dates, credit transfer options, program-related support, payment plans and tuition fees. For details about all this and more, browse our list of Certificate IV courses in Allied Health Assistance.