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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    920 Hours
  • Course Fee

    3,990 AUD
  • Payment Option

    Easy Payment Options
  • Mode of Delivery


This course has been superseded by HLT43021 – Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy). IHNA is in awaiting approval process for new course. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be notified if you need to migrate to the subsequent edition whenever it becomes available.

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* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

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Course Overview

Want to work alongside health professionals such as occupational therapists, nutritionists, and physiotherapists?

HLT43015—Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) is the perfect course designed for you!

Assistants in Occupational Therapy are employed in numerous areas, including health care and social assistance, public administration and safety, education and training, and financial and insurance services. Occupational Therapy assistants are employed across several industries, including health care and social assistance; public administration and safety; education and training; and financial and insurance services.

Occupational therapists help people of all ages with physical, sensory, or cognitive problems and work to improve their patients’ health and quality of life. The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a qualified occupational therapy assistant (OTA) and to work as an OTA under the supervision of occupational therapists. Start this course at any time of the year and work at your own pace.

How much does a Allied Health Assistant make in Australia

There is a huge requirement of Allied Health Assistants in the health care industry
in Australia in the coming years.

/ Annual (average)

Based on 1 salaries

The average Allied Health Assistant Occupational therapist salary in Australia is $60,000

IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia) is trusted by more than 𝟏𝟒𝟎𝟎𝟎+ students and has been committed to providing excellence in education and training to meet the needs of the community since 2007.

Amount of Training

The amount of training required for this course is 920 Hours, however, depending upon the amount of time invested by you – it can be completed in a lesser timeframe.

Career Opportunity

With the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) in hand, you will be able to work professionally as a:

  • Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Community Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Allied Health Assistant

We offer pathways into higher level qualifications so that on completion of this certificate you can further your education with:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Diploma of Practice Management
  • Diploma of Nursing

Course Structure

  • CHCDIV001

    Work with diverse people

  • CHCLEG003

    Manage legal and ethical compliance

  • HLTWHS002

    Follow safe work practices for direct client care

  • CHCCOM005

    Community and work in Health or community services

  • HLTAAP001

    Recognise healthy body systems

  • HLTAAP002

    Confirm physical health status

  • BSBMED301

    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

  • BSBLDR402

    Lead effective workplace relationships

  • CHCCCS020

    Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

  • CHCCCS002

    Assist with movement

  • CHCCCS023

    Support independence and wellbeing

  • HLTINF006

    Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

  • HLTAHA001

    Assist with allied health program

  • HLTAHA009

    Assist in the rehabilitation of clients

  • HLTAHA010

    Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status

  • HLTAHA016

    Support the fitting of assistive equipment

Course Module

Total number of units for this course = 16

7 Core units

9 Elective units

Week Wise Learning

There is a flexibility for students for learning any unit by using our online resources on their convenient time.

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IHNA Online Admission Requirements

There is no formal entry requirements for this course, however applicants should demonstrate ability to perform task as required by the industry

16+ years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course

Successful completion of an Australian Year 11 qualification or equivalent

In addition to meeting the academic requirements applicants must demonstrate their competence in literacy and numeracy levels in an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at exit Level 3 and participate in a pre-training review when enrolling into the course.

Students over of age of 22 will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements.

Digital literacy

Basic computer skills: Student must have basic computer skills covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

Additional requirements
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate is required
  • Successfully complete an ACSF test and can work at Level 3 for all indicators (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission)
  • Working with Children Check: Student may have the opportunity to work with patients under the age of 18. However, before Student can be allowed contact with these minors Student needs to obtain a Working with Children (WWC) Check.
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate is required
  • Immunisation (this is required for the Professional Experience Placement)
  • *Additional costs may be incurred depending on the fees charged by the providers to complete these requirements

Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:
  • Strength: To assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: To bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined spaces
  • Hearing: To hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages
  • Vision: To make physical assessments of client and equipment
  • Communication: To communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors
Other Requirements:
  • Disability: Please declare in your application if you have a disability, disorder, or if you’re on any medication that’ll require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements.
  • Working device and other requirements: Students should be in possession of their own laptops to facilitate the training and assessment. Recommended Laptop requirements: Core i3 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, Operating system; Windows 7 or later version, Screen; 10” or higher, Microsoft Office or Open Office Program, Adobe Reader, and Antivirus Program.

IHNA Online Pathways

Pathways from this Qualification

  • HLT54121 – Diploma of Nursing
  • HLT57715 – Diploma of Practice management
  • Bachelors in physiotherapy
  • bachelor’s in nursing

Pathways to this Qualification

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course

How to Apply

Step 1
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
Step 2
Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
Step 3
LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
Step 4
Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a Confirmation of Admission
Step 5
Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Students must submit a portfolio of past evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure. They can further have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration of the portfolio presented by the students may also be used to evaluate student’s competencies and expertise, which will give the educators a clear idea. In addition to this mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another registered training organization.


Any other questions in your mind – let us give you some more clarity with the following FAQs:

Yes, definitely!

With the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) in hand, you will be able to work in various roles of allied health assistant:

  • Therapy Assistant Occupational
  • Therapy Assistant Community
  • Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Allied Health Assistant

The allied health assistant Occupational therapist salary in Australia is exceptionally good compared to other parts of the world, it is around $60,000

Allied health assistants play a vital role in Occupational Therapy. They work with Occupational therapists to provide rehabilitation and support services to patients. Allied health assistants help to assess patients, develop treatment plans, and carry out Occupational Therapy treatments. They also provide education and advice to patients on how to prevent injuries and promote healthy lifestyles. In addition, allied health assistants often work with other health professionals, such as doctors and nurses, to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.

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