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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    24 months max

  • Start date:


  • Awarded by:

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

  • Career Outcomes:

    Practice Manager | Health Assistant | Allied Health Worker | Ambulance Attendant | View all

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This course meets the 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 (Physiotherapy) (HLT43015) offered by Open Colleges, in partnership with Integrated Care Management Training (ICMT), will give you the skills and training to begin your career as a physiotherapist's assistant or aide, or allied health assistant.

This online allied health course will give you a thorough education in the areas of health care crucial to being a skilled assistant, such as communication in a health context, assistance in rehabilitation, assistance in physiotherapy treatment, organisational effectiveness in health and OH&S processes. Upon completion of this program you will have the skills and knowledge to pursue a new career as a trained and competent assistant.

Work Placement

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


To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed Year 10, or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a certificate II or higher qualification; OR
  • Have at least 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication; AND
  • Aged atleast 18 years

Areas of study

In this online allied health assistance 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
  • HLTAHA003 - Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
  • HLTAHA005 - Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
  • CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement
  • 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 (Physiotherapy) (HLT43015) from ICM Training.

With this online Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) (HLT43015) course, you will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to provide effective assistance to a physiotherapist or other allied health practitioner. You will have practical assistance skills and knowledge, as well as organisational and administrative skills to support a small allied health centre.

Curious about where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

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

  • $84.38 per week (48 weeks)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 25% on your course fees

  • $4,642.50 upfront payment

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