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Certificate IV In Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) `E1003


Open Colleges is the new name for Cengage Education, and is Australia's oldest and most respected provider of Online and distance education courses. We deliver over 130 online and distance education courses, including an extensive range of nationally recognised Certificates and Diplomas.


The Open Colleges difference:

Nationally accredited: This ensures your qualification is recognised by industry around Australia.

Start today! Open Colleges courses offer you ultimate flexibility. There is no need to attend classes at a campus or wait for an intake or start date. You can start your course whenever it suits you!

Study from home at your own pace: You can study from home at your own pace. You can a choose to receive your learning materials by mail or online.

Benefit from 100 years of history: Open Colleges has been delivering distance education to Australians for more than 100 years. Join over 700,000 Australians who have studied with Open Colleges. Unlike many other institutions, we are specialists in distance learning.

We help you to succeed: Open Colleges provides you with comprehensive support throughout your studies. From access to ‘OpenSpace’ — our online learning portal — to support from experienced tutors, we help you every step of the way.

Affordable fees: Open Colleges provides you with a range of different payment plan options. You can pay upfront and get a discount on your fees or you can choose to pay by instalment – including weekly, fortnightly and monthly options.

Articulation opportunities: Once you have completed this course, you may receive credit if you wish to pursue further education.




Course Description

If you’d like to work in an industry that offers stable employment, a choice of career paths and meaningful, client-focused work, allied health ticks all the boxes.

Driven in part by Australia’s ageing population, allied health is booming as physiotherapists and other clinicians call for skilled assistants to help them keep pace with demand. This course has been custom-designed to prepare workers to meet that demand, with broad-based healthcare training coupled with specialist physiotherapy skills.

Start anytime with this fully flexible online or correspondence course. It includes a work placement for building competence and contacts, as well as eligibility for professional recognition via membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. On successful completion of your course, you will be able to pursue roles in a variety of hospital and private practice settings, such as rehabilitation, aged and acute care, or add to your qualifications in allied health or nursing.

Career outcomes:

  • Physiotherapy assistant
  • Physiotherapist assistant
  • Physiotherapy aide
  • Sports physiotherapy assistant
  • Allied health assistant

Australian Physiotherapy Association membership

Students of this course are eligible to become founding ancillary members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, a new category created in recognition of the increasing sophistication in the physiotherapy assistant skill level. Membership includes:

  • The monthly InMotion magazine.
  • Access to resources through the APA website including online journal libraries and back issues of InMotion and the Journal of Physiotherapy.
  • Member Lifestyle Program.
  • Access to 10 member-only complimentary webinars.
  • APA professional development which does not have a clinical or practical component. (eg. lectures).
  • Access to APA courses.
  • Member offers from APA corporate partners.
  • Professional identification as an APA Physiotherapy Assistant member and use of the APA Physiotherapy Assistant logo.

Upgrading your qualification?

Students who have completed the Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Allied Health) HLT31702 or Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT32407 may be eligible for credit transfer or RPL.

Partnership with ICMT

Open Colleges, Australia’s leading distance education provider, has partnered with Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) to promote and provide access to the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) HLT42507.


ICMT (National Provider Code 90197) is a leading provider of education and training in the Health and Community Services sectors. ICMT is distinguished by its up-to-date courses, designed in partnership with industry, and its outstanding student and graduate outcomes.

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