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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

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Allied health assistant provides therapeutic and program related support to persons, in the health, aged care, disability and any other settings where Allied Health Professionals provide services.

A monthly payment plan is available for this course! 

Subject to availability.

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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43021)

Start Date

10 November 2023 (Intake 4)


Program Length

14 months


2-10 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East VIC 3123


Study Mode

Classes 1 day a fortnight. Some online learning. Work placement.



Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Overview

Allied Health Assistants work under the delegation and supervision (direct, indirect or remote in accordance with the allied health assistant’s scope of practice) of Allied Health Professionals and assist in identifying circumstances and risks and report issues.

Mayfield Education offers Allied Health Assistant Certificate IV course that delivers various elective units from the specialised steams to provide the broader scope of practice for an Allied Health Assistant.


Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Details


Mayfield Education supports the traineeship program.  Please contact us to find out more about our traineeship option.

Entry Criteria

Students entering the course must meet the required entry criteria, educational standards and administrative requirements as per Mayfield Education’s Student Entry and Administration Policy and Procedure.

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over.
  • Watch the course information online.
  • Complete a pre-course assessment including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) robot on site at Mayfield Education and a pre training interview.
  • People studying this program will need an access to a personal computer device and basic computer skills, including the ability to:

–  Create, save and edit Microsoft office documents (including Word, Excel)

– Access and search the Internet.

– Download and save documents from a variety of websites.

– Record, save and upload a video using a smart device such as mobile, laptop, iPad.

– Upload files and images onto the Learning Management System

– Access Dropbox links.

  • Have COVID 19 vaccination history.
  • Be able to provide below checks 8 weeks into the course:

– A current and clear National Police Check

–  A current and clear Working with Children Check

– ‘Healthcare category A’ immunisation record including flu vaccination these are listed on the Department website

Training Program

To obtain the full HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance qualification, students must satisfactorily complete eighteen (18) units of competency. The course is made up of ten (10) core units and eight (8) elective units.

Core units

  • BSBMED301     Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriate.
  • CHCCCS020     Respond effectively to behaviours of concern.
  • CHCCCS036     Support relationships with career and family
  • CHCCCS038     Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support.
  • CHCDIV001      Work with diverse people.
  • HLTAHA027      Assist with an allied health program.
  • HLTAHA047      Engage with clinical supervision and delegation.
  • HLTAHA049      Recognise impact of health conditions.
  • HLTINF006       Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control.
  • HLTWHS002     Follow safe work practices for direct client care.




  • CHCCCS002 Assist with movement.
  • HLTAHA032 Support maintenance of functional status



  • HLTAHA040 Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans.
  • HLTAHA041 Support food services and dietetics in menu and meal order processing



  • CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues.



  • HLTAHA035 Provide support in dysphagia management.



  • HLTAHA030 Assist with basic foot care.

This course takes approximately fourteen months to complete.

The course includes face to face learning, online learning and 120 hours of work placement.

Classes run 1 day a fortnight from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Intake Dates

Intake 4:  Friday 10 November 2023

Intake 1:  Friday 23 February 2024

 Intake 2: Thursday 30 May 2024


Students are assessed against specific performance criteria for each unit of study. At Mayfield we have engaging ways of learning and assessment which includes journal writing, case studies, group presentation, assignments, role play, online learning, self-paced learning packages, short answer, and multi-choice questions


This course is a nationally recognised qualification. Upon completion Mayfield will award you with HLT43021 CERTIFICATE IV IN ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANCE
If the full course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any units where competency has been attained.


After successful completion, you may wish to apply for entry into other related course areas such as Diploma of Nursing.

Fees Statement

Student Course Fee Payable

For Skills First Funded Students (Government Subsidised)*: Total student contribution $1358
View Eligibility or contact us for more information.

For Eligible Concession Students**:$272

For Full Fee Paying Students: Total student contribution $15,133

A payment plan is available

For detailed summary of Tuition Fee and for monthly Direct Debit Instalment Payment Plan payment plan refer to the Statement of Fees.


Note: Skills First concession rate is not applicable to Diploma of Nursing program.

  • Initial Course Deposit via electronic Transfer: $250

  • Direct debit options available

  • * Government funding eligibility criteria applied

  • ** Eligible concession card holders

  • The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
  • Fees are indicative, may subject to change of government policy and this may occur during the course.
  • Fee instalment plan is available.
  • * Government funding eligibility criteria applied.
  • ** Eligible concession card holders.
  • Please read refund, cancellation fees information in the student handbook prior application for your enrolment / making payment.

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Course Name and Start Date Applications Open Applications Close
Certificate IV in Allied Health/ Intake 4/ Commencement Date 10 Nov 2023 23/08/2023 03/11/2023
Certificate IV in Allied Health/ Intake 1/ Commencement Date 23 Feb 2024 10/11/2023 16/02/2024
Certificate IV in Allied Health/ Intake 2/ Commencement Date 30 May 2024 23/02/2024 23/05/2024