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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    24 months max

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Allied Health Assistant | Therapy Assistant | Dietary Aide | Rehabilitation Assistant | View all

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) (HLT43015) offered by Open Colleges in partnership with Integrated Care Management Training (ICMT), gives you the training to start your career in occupational therapy.

If you're keen to help those affected by illness, injury, accident or ageing to resume everyday activities, then this is the course for you. In this online occupational therapy course, you'll learn to interpret and apply medical terminology, assist with client movement and rehabilitation, respond to challenging behaviour, undertake case management, and implement infection control policies.

You'll also develop key management and communication skills to give you a professional edge in the workplace. Students may require a current First Aid Certificate to commence placement at some workplaces.

Work placement

Students of this course must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.


Applicants must also meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Have a School Certificate or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a Certificate II or higher; OR
  • Have 2 years relevant industry experience

All applicants must be aged 16 or older.

Areas of study

In this allied health program, the subjects you'll study include:

  • HLTAHA001 - Assist with an allied health program
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • HLTAHA010 - Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
  • HLTAHA016 - Support the fitting of assistive equipment
  • HLTAHA009 - Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
  • BSBINM301 - Organise workplace information
  • HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 - Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
Open Colleges Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) (HLT43015) from ICM Training.

Occupational therapy is a growing industry with a high demand for qualified professionals. This online health assistance course will help get your foot in the door. Upon graduation, students will be eligible for employment in a range of roles.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $84.58 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $4,952 upfront payment

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