Your Career as an Allied Health Assistant


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A Career as an Allied Health Assistant

If you enjoy helping people and are considering a career in the health industry, becoming an Allied Health Assistant could be just the role for you. Being part of the health care sector offers more than just a rewarding career, it’s the largest and fastest-growing industry, employing over 1.5 million people. When it comes to Allied Health Assistants specifically, you have the flexibility to follow your passion into a range of areas including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, aged & disability care.

What does an Allied Health Assistant do?

Essentially, as an Allied Health Assistant you’ll be assisting Allied Health Professionals to care for their clients. Specific responsibilities of an Allied Health Assistant will likely differ depending on the area you choose to work in, but typical duties can include:
  • Supporting clients to achieve identified therapy goals under supervision of allied health professionals

  • Preparing clients for therapy under the direction of supervising allied health professionals

  • Communicating with other health care and allied health professionals and clients

  • Carrying out administrative duties such as client record keeping & appointment and scheduling.

  • Confirming and discussing therapy and treatment plans and programs with supervising allied health professionals

What do I need to get qualified?

Study the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

At Onfit Training College the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance will qualify you as an Allied Health Assistant. 

At Onfit Training College we offer the option to include the Community Rehabilitation specialisation or Physiotherapy specialisation, to further tailor your goals to your career, while still providing you with the opportunity to pursue the array of fields available as an Allied Health Assistant.

Career Outlook

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Industry Outlook:

Moderate growth
(next 5 years)

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Employment Growth:

6.7% Employment Growth (2020 - 2025)

Sources: *JobOutlook – Median weekly wage before tax & Labour Market Information Portal (2019)

What our students say...

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“If you’re looking at studying allied health assisting and you are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, I’d say definitely give it a go”

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