HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

The nationally recognised HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) will give you the skills and knowledge you need to get qualified in occupational therapy and allied health as an allied health assistant, or occupational therapy assistant.
Course Provider
Foundation Education
(RTO 22557)
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Blended Online Learning

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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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Upfront payment or flexible weekly payment options that suit your budget and lifestyle.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime.
Up to 12 months.
Blended online learning with a minimum of 120 hours of work placement with an allied health professional sourced by the student. Where required, Foundation Education may assist you in identifying work placement options.
Career Outcomes
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
Course Modules
  1. HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  2. HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  3. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  4. CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  5. CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  6. BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  7. HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  8. HLTAHA010 Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
  9. HLTAHA016 Support the fitting of assistive equipment
  10. HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
  11. BSBWOR204 Use business technology
  12. BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
  13. HLTINF007 Implement and monitor infection prevention and control standards, policies and procedures
  14. HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
  15. HLTAID011* Provide first aid

*This course contains the unit, HLTAID011 Provide First Aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third-party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Foundation Education the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate. 

Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with our updated course due for release in the next few months. Rest assured, completion of this course version with us before 30 October 2024 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 197.

Course Fees Include
  • Flexible online study, so you can study the course whenever and wherever suits you.
  • Dedicated student support. Assessors and Technical Advisors will be there for you every step of the way until you graduate.
  • Course material is developed in consultation with health experts to equip you with job-ready skills and up-to-date industry knowledge.
Residency Status

You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

Special Conditions for This Course

Access to an Allied Health Practice and a qualified physiotherapist and/or occupational therapist who will be able to supervise the candidate throughout work placement.

Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible weekly payment* options that suit your budget and lifestyle.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program

Build a rewarding career assisting physiotherapists to improve the wellbeing and mobility of patients

Occupational therapy assistants play a key role in one of the most rewarding professional pursuits: helping patients live fulfilling and enjoyable lives. In this role, you will aid occupational therapists as they devise programs to help their patients participate fully in life – from working and volunteering to self-care and pursuing their personal interests. 

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) ensures you have the real-world skills and theoretical understanding to thrive in this career. As part of this occupational therapy assistant course, you will complete 120 hours of practical work placement alongside online theory (study anytime from anywhere). This combination of hands-on experience and knowledge-based learning will equip you to step confidently into your first job as an occupational therapy assistant. 

In this rewarding role, you will get to help people of all ages with injury, illness, or disability live life to the fullest and get back to doing the things they love. This line of work provides new challenges every day – you might be assisting an elderly patient with their fine motor skills one day (e.g. handwriting or using scissors), then helping a child with their organisational skills the next (e.g. packing their backpack). 

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) is a nationally recognised 12-month qualification that will prepare you for a successful career in allied health, ensuring you have the necessary practical skills and theoretical knowledge to work with an occupational therapist. If you’re unsure if an occupational therapy qualification is right for you, we also offer this allied health qualification with specialisations in nutrition/dietetics and physiotherapy. 

Not ready for the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance? You may want to study another allied health assistant qualification first, such as the HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. 

The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) is a Nationally Recognised course. 

Study load
  • 120 hours of practical work placement.
  • 16 course units to complete.
  • Complete 1.5 course units every month to graduate in 12 months. 
*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Foundation Education

Foundation Education RTO 22557 is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers over 40 Certificate and Diploma-level courses across a wide range of industries including Childcare and Education, Allied Health, Dental Assisting, and Medical Administration. We provide students with access to quality vocational education and employment opportunities alongside our sister brand, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), and a robust network of industry partners all around Australia. With courses designed by industry experts, you’ll gain the skills, knowledge and experience to graduate with the job-ready skills employers seek. Plus, you can learn at your pace and place with flexible study options. Whether you’re interested in a career as a Dental Assistant, Teacher Aide, Office Manager, Physiotherapy Assistant, or something else, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go. Why choose Foundation Education? * Flexible Online Study – The theoretical component of our courses can be completed online at your own pace and place. * Dedicated Student Support – Our industry-experienced Subject Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation. * Industry Relevant Courses – Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide you with the comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready. * National Recognised Training – Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements. Foundation Education, RTO 22557, provides digital course offerings in fields like Childcare, Allied Health, and Dental Assisting. Their online programs offer flexible learning, allowing students to study at their pace and place, preparing them for various careers with job-ready skills, supported by industry partnerships.
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