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Work alongside physiotherapists and occupational therapists in a dynamic allied health team making a real difference in people’s lives

Allied health assistants (AHAs) provide therapeutic and program related support to allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists. The worker is required to identify client circumstances that need additional input from the allied health professional. AHAs 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.

Students who have successfully completed the Certificate III in Allied Health HLT33015 are eligible for an upgrade stream. Students will receive credit for past subjects and are able to complete the Certificate IV within six months. A fantastic way to study, upgrading your qualification, while you are already working in the field

TIMETABLE: Three days per week

All students are required to complete 120 hours of practical placement to successfully complete this course.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with theoretical components of the course online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available.

Practical skills training and assessment will be carried out in scheduled small classes to meet social distancing requirements. Practical Placement is a required component of this course and will be scheduled as soon as possible with an appropriate placement host. Given the current environment, however, this may take longer than normal and therefore, expected completion dates for the course may need to be extended to take account of deferred placement.

If you have any queries on the practical placement of a course, please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
Delivery location
Frankston, Berwick
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 12 months.
Start dates
January, July 2022

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.