Charles Darwin University

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance - HLT43015

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 00300K

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. 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.


  • 16 units: 7 core
  • 9 elective


  • Assist with the application and removal of casts
  • Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
  • Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Apply and monitor food safety requirements
  • Contribute to client flow and client information management in medical imaging
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Provide home and community support services
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Assist with movement
  • Support the provision of basic nutrition advice and education
  • Engage respectfully with young people
  • Assist with an allied health program
  • Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Work within a community rehabilitation environment
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Manage patient recordkeeping system
  • Instruct and monitor fitness programs
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Apply fluoride varnish
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Work with diverse people
  • Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Visit client residence
  • Conduct play audiometry
  • Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
  • Assist in the rehabilitation of clients
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Use basic oral health screening tools
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • Plan and monitor continuous improvement
  • Provide basic emergency life support
  • Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Participate in a quality audit
  • Assess and respond to occupational noise risk
  • Follow basic food safety practices
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility
  • Support the rights and safety of children and young people
  • Work with forced migrants
  • Provide workplace information and resourcing plans
  • Assist with basic foot hygiene
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Support the fitting of assistive equipment
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Research and apply evidence to practice
  • Develop, implement and review quality framework
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program
  • Support the development of speech and communication skills
  • Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
  • Contribute to leisure and health programming
  • Support client independence and community participation
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Show leadership in the workplace
  • Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets
  • Deliver and monitor a hydrotherapy program
  • Lead effective workplace relationships
  • Organise workplace information
  • Manage partnership agreements with service providers
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Provide support in dysphagia management
  • Provide or assist with oral hygiene
  • Provide first aid
  • Assist with social work
  • Support the medical imaging professional
  • Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines
  • Conduct food safety audits
  • Prepare infant formulas
  • Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • Assess co-existing needs
  • Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status
  • Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise
  • Use business technology
  • Recognise and respond to oral health issues
  • Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
  • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise
  • Process reusable medical devices and equipment
  • Develop food safety programs
  • Support food services in menu and meal order processing
  • Assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems
  • Assist with podiatric procedures
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • Assess hearing

Further information

Applicants must possess Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication, and numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. Students who do not possess these skills to the level required will be enrolled in additional subjects to build the required skills.

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