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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy): Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Specialisation strand

National Course Code: HLT43015

TAFE NSW Course Number: HLT43015-09V01

The Hills College, Castle Hill

Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
4 Feb 2019


18 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $9,310
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,820

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  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals. The worker is required to conduct therapeutic and program related activities under the guidance of an allied health professional. Supervision may be direct, indirect or remote and must occur within organisation requirements. The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional. The worker may be engaged to work in a specialty area or work generically across the organisation in delivery of allied health assistance services. The worker, in conjunction with the allied health professional, may have responsibility for supervising other allied health assistance workers.

This qualification was created to reflect the specialisation Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy).

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

This qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who use a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. Allied health assistance graduates work directly with clients under supervision.

Work Placement: This course has a compulsory 120 Hours Clinical Placement.

You will be required to apply for a National Police Check which will cost approximately $53.00. You will also be required to complete a Vaccination card as advised by NSW Health.

Please note injections that may be required will be at the students cost. More information about the Vaccination record Card will be provided at orientation.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.


Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Criminal Record Check. Visit: http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/about_us/structure/specialist_operations/forensic_services/criminal_records_section


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTAHA003 Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
HLTAHA016 Support the fitting of assistive equipment
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAHA005 Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAHA010 Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAHA009 Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTAHA011 Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,550
Second qualification$1,820
Non-government subsidised fee$9,310

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

There is an additional cost of $117 for this course being for 2 clinical uniform shirts, a first aid text book and two learner guides for specific allied health units. Additional clinical uniform shirts can be purchased for $30 per shirt.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 4 Feb 2019

Full Time: 20 hours per week x 18 Weeks

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 9 am (subject to change). Flexible and online learning via student moodle as well as face to face.

To enrol in this course, please use the Enrol option.

You will also need to attend one of the following Information Sessions
Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 10.30 am or 5.30 pm
Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 10.30 am or 5.30 pm
The Hills College, Castle Hill Campus
Building F, Ground Floor, room FG.33
2 Green Rd, Cnr Showground Rd and Green Rd, Castle Hill

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au. If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

19HIL-010 S:4/2/2019 E:21/6/2019

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Contact by Training Services NSW
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.