HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)


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32 weeks (including holidays)

Practical Training
Melbourne (CBD)

COVID-19: Yorke will continue to run F2F classes to upskill students under directives of DET while observing strict social distancing measures for the health and safety of staff and students. We will also be supporting students affected by coronavirus with online learning.

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HLT43015– Your Gateway to a Career in Allied Health

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) is perfect for students looking to work with qualified physiotherapists. This qualification provides students with hands-on skills and knowledge to recognise healthy body systems, confirm physical health status and support people with chronic diseases, injuries and dementia.
Working in the allied health sector can be a fulfilling and rewarding profession, where no two days are the same. Draw upon your own life experience to holistically help others be the best they can be and give them the tools they need to progress their health.

Make a Difference as an Allied Health Worker

If you’re looking to make a difference in your community and establish a rewarding career, this allied health qualification will give you the skills you need to succeed and be job-ready upon completion.
This pathway career provides longevity, variation and satisfaction while making a valuable contribution to the physical wellbeing of people from all walks of life, including children, elderly patients and athletes.

Job outcomes can include:
  • Physiotherapist assistant
  • Osteopath assistant
  • Chiropractor assistant
  • Community rehabilitation assistant
  • Allied health assistant
  • Allied health worker
Yorke Institute’s HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) is designed for those passionate about health, recovery and supporting their community in a range of settings. Students will learn how to provide tailored care services as well as develop, facilitate and implement care plans for individuals.

Eligibility for Government Funding

Yorke is an approved provider under the Skills First Program 2022 and VET Student Loan. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Train on the Job Under the Traineeship Funded Program

An apprentice will train on the job, study and earn an income, all while working towards becoming a qualified person under the Apprenticeship Program.

Study with JobTrainer

If you’re not eligible for government funding or have used up your funding opportunities, you don’t have to miss out on financial support to study. If you’re a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s graduate wishing to study in an industry with skills shortages, then the Government’s new fully-funded JobTrainer program could be for you. JobTrainer offers free and low-fee courses to those aged 17-24 and Jobseekers looking for work, allowing them to learn skills for high-demand jobs.
To find out if you are eligible for government funding for the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance specializing in Physiotherapy, enquire now to talk to one of our expert career advisors.

No Two Days are the Same

Every day is different in allied health. Work involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on health, rehabilitation and pain management. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals and is undertaken in a range of health and fitness and community contexts such as:
  • Health and fitness or gym settings
  • Community-based non-government organisations
  • Home-based settings
  • Centre-based programs
  • Residential services
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Clinical settings

Real-World Connections

Yorke Institute prides itself on its ongoing commitment to the VET training and delivery space. Over the years, we’ve forged strong industry links in the health sectors, offering students a wealth of workplace experience and excellent job prospects upon graduation.

Industry-Leading Education

Here at Yorke Institute, our future healthcare professionals are trained by experts in the field throughout the entirety of the course. Our educators deliver structured classes through both theory-based learning and practical training in simulated classrooms to prepare students for their work placements and upskill them during their on the job training under the traineeship program.


Our trainers work with students to accommodate a range of learning styles and offer ongoing support to help all students achieve their career aspirations and become confident, compassionate and skilled members of the workforce.
The HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) equips students with the necessary specialist skills to work with clients who need improved fitness, recovery and pain management. Including a work placement, this comprehensive certificate will prepare you for employment in the sector, whether as a stand-alone qualification or as a supplement to a degree.
You will learn how to give self-directed support to people who need to improve their fitness level, recover from injury/operation and the elderly.

Upon completion, graduates can expect to:

  • Provide personal care, support and encouragement for participating in activities
  • Assist with day-to-day activities
  • Create, implement and monitor individualised care plans
  • Work autonomously without direct supervision
  • Demonstrate a person-centred approach and positive attitude
  • Supporting overall individual health and wellbeing in a range of settings
Yorke Institute prides itself on being a fair and inclusive learning environment for all; people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Course Details:

Course Overview

National Code and Title
HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)
Delivery Mode
  • Blended including virtual training sessions, self-study/homework, formative and summative assessments and work placement.
  • All the virtual session will be conducted by qualified trainer/assessor through Zoom/Big Blue Button software.
  • Trainers/Assessors will use Yorke’s own Zoom/Big Blue Button software integrated with Moodle to deliver training and interact with students.
Entry Requirement
Yorke requires the following evidence for admission into this program
  • 18 years old and above
  • Completion of Year 10 education or an appropriate Certificate II or III level qualification demonstrates the student’s readiness for entry to AQF Level 3 or Pre-Training review with a Proficiency level of Language Literacy and Numeracy which is assessed by Yorke.

Program Units

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) requires the completion of 16 units (including 7 core and 9 electives). Yorke Institute has pre-selected the following electives that students will complete and in addition, to achieve this qualification, you MUST complete at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency.


Unit Description
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Provide First Aid
Identify and provide initial response to family violence risk
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Recognise healthy body systems
Confirm physical health status
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
Research and apply evidence to practice
Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
Design and produce business documents
Develop, implement and review the quality framework
Support personal health and wellbeing
The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link: https://training.gov.au/Training/


How many placement hours do I have to complete?

You have to complete mandatory 120 hours of work placement

What are the requirements for placement?

Prior to commencing your placement, you must provide Yorke with your police clearance, Work With Children certificate (if dealing with children) and volunteer screening checks if working with NDIS providers. You may be required to undertake the COVID19 test before placement and have met competencies that cover WHS, communication and working in a diverse environment.

How much support will I get from trainers to complete the course?

Trainers will provide support from the beginning to the end of the course, encouraging you to submit your assessments within a reasonable time of 1-2 weeks. Each task will be marked as Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory and you’ll be given up to three attempts per assessment task.
Where a task is marked as Not Satisfactory, you will be provided with detailed written or verbal feedback and be given the opportunity to resubmit/re-attempt the task. Where you have exhausted your attempts at re-assessment, you will be required to re-enrol in the unit or module, participate in further training and undertake the whole assessment again. Our dedicated student support team will also contact you regularly to follow up with your progress and attendance.

If I exit the course without finishing it what will I receive?

If you decide to withdraw from your course without finishing the entire course you may still be entitled to receive a Statement of Attainment for units you are competent in. However, many units within a healthcare course require you to complete the placement hours to meet competency. Refer to www.training.gov.au for unit-level requirements for this course.

Can I engage in fully online studies?

This course is designed based on a blended model covering both online and 120 hours of practical work placement Apprentices under the Apprenticeship program will train on the job.

What are my career opportunities after finishing the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)?

Job outcomes can include:
  • Physiotherapist assistant
  • Osteopath assistant
  • Chiropractor assistant
  • Community rehabilitation assistant
  • Allied health assistant
  • Allied health worker

What are the prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites.

Are there any specific industry /enterprise or licensing requirements for this qualification?

There are none at this stage.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

Are you ready to kickstart your career in Allied Health? Contact Yorke Institute today to discuss eligibility and see where our Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance can take you.

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Time: 10 weeks

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