Total number of units = 16

7 core units

9 elective units, consisting of:

at least 6 units from the electives listed below, at least 2 of these units must be coded HLTAHA

up to 3 units from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course these units must be relevant to the work outcome

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation:

All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Podiatry)

All Group C electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational therapy)

All Group D electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech pathology)

All Group E electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Community rehabilitation)

All Group F electives must be selected for award of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and dietetics)

Where 2 (or more) specialisations are completed, award of the qualification would read, for example, Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy)

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

add topic CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

add topic CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

add topic CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance

add topic HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

add topic HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

add topic BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Elective units

Group A electives PHYSIOTHERAPY specialisation

add topic HLTAHA003

Deliver and monitor a client-specific physiotherapy program

add topic HLTAHA005

Support the delivery and monitoring of physiotherapy programs for mobility

Group B electives PODIATRY specialisation

add topic HLTAHA006

Assist with basic foot hygiene

add topic HLTAHA007

Assist with podiatric procedures

add topic HLTAHA008

Assist with podiatry assessment and exercise

Group C electives OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY specialisation

add topic HLTAHA010

Assist with the development and maintenance of client functional status

add topic HLTAHA016

Support the fitting of assistive equipment

Group D electives SPEECH PATHOLOGY specialisation

add topic HLTAHA012

Support the development of speech and communication skills

add topic HLTAHA013

Provide support in dysphagia management

add topic HLTAHA014

Assist and support the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems

Group E electives COMMUNITY REHABILITATION specialisation

add topic HLTAHA004

Support client independence and community participation

add topic HLTAHA024

Work within a community rehabilitation environment

Group F electives NUTRITION and DIETETICS specialisation

add topic HLTAHA018

Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines

add topic HLTAHA019

Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans

add topic HLTAHA020

Support food services in menu and meal order processing

add topic HLTAHA021

Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets

Other electives

add topic CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

add topic CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

add topic CHCAOD001

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

add topic CHCCCS001

Address the needs of people with chronic disease

add topic CHCCCS002

Assist with movement

add topic CHCCCS004

Assess co-existing needs

add topic CHCCCS006

Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

add topic CHCCCS009

Facilitate responsible behaviour

add topic CHCCCS020

Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

add topic CHCCCS023

Support independence and wellbeing

add topic CHCCCS027

Visit client residence

add topic CHCCOM002

Use communication to build relationships

add topic CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

add topic CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

add topic CHCHCS001

Provide home and community support services

add topic CHCLAH001

Work effectively in the leisure and health industries

add topic CHCLAH002

Contribute to leisure and health programming

add topic CHCLAH003

Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs

add topic CHCMGT001

Develop, implement and review quality framework

add topic CHCMGT002

Manage partnership agreements with service providers

add topic CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

add topic CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice

add topic CHCPRT002

Support the rights and safety of children and young people

add topic CHCPRT003

Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

add topic CHCSET001

Work with forced migrants

add topic CHCSOH001

Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

add topic CHCYTH001

Engage respectfully with young people

add topic HLTAHA001

Assist with an allied health program

add topic HLTAHA002

Assist with the application and removal of casts

add topic HLTAHA009

Assist in the rehabilitation of clients

add topic HLTAHA011

Conduct group sessions for individual client outcomes

add topic HLTAHA015

Deliver and monitor a hydrotherapy program

add topic HLTAHA017

Assist with social work

add topic HLTAHA022

Prepare infant formulas

add topic HLTAHA023

Support the provision of basic nutrition advice and education

add topic HLTAHA025

Contribute to client flow and client information management in medical imaging

add topic HLTAHA026

Support the medical imaging professional

add topic HLTAID001

Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation

add topic HLTAID002

Provide basic emergency life support

add topic HLTAID003

Provide first aid

add topic HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

add topic HLTAUD001

Assess hearing

add topic HLTAUD002

Conduct play audiometry

add topic HLTAUD003

Assess and respond to occupational noise risk

add topic HLTFSE001

Follow basic food safety practices

add topic HLTFSE005

Apply and monitor food safety requirements

add topic HLTFSE008

Conduct internal food safety audits

add topic HLTINF002

Process reusable medical devices and equipment

add topic HLTOHC001

Recognise and respond to oral health issues

add topic HLTOHC002

Inform and support patients and groups about oral health

add topic HLTOHC003

Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

add topic HLTOHC004

Provide or assist with oral hygiene

add topic HLTOHC005

Use basic oral health screening tools

add topic HLTOHC006

Apply fluoride varnish

add topic BSBAUD402

Participate in a quality audit

add topic BSBFIM501

Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBFLM306

Provide workplace information and resourcing plans

add topic BSBINM301

Organise workplace information

add topic BSBINN301

Promote innovation in a team environment

add topic BSBLDR402

Lead effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBMED401

Manage patient recordkeeping system

add topic BSBMGT401

Show leadership in the workplace

add topic BSBMGT406

Plan and monitor continuous improvement

add topic BSBWOR204

Use business technology

add topic BSBWOR502

Lead and manage team effectiveness

add topic SISCAQU008

Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills

add topic SISFFIT003

Instruct fitness programs

add topic SISFFIT019

Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming

add topic SITXFSA401

Develop and implement a food safety program

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

add topic TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace