Course Title: Assist with physiotherapy treatments and interventions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4321 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Title: Assist with physiotherapy treatments and interventions

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to support a range of physiotherapy treatments, including respiratory support and electrotherapy.
The application of knowledge and skills can relate to functions that assist with treatment and interventions developed by a physiotherapist. This can take place in a range of health care settings. Allied Health Assistants will operate within the scope of their defined roles and responsibilities and under supervision of a physiotherapist.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite competency units are:
• HLTAP301B  Recognise healthy body systems in a health care setting
• HLTCSD305D  Assist with client movement
• HLTAH301C Assist with an allied health program

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAH402C Assist with physiotherapy treatments and interventions


Clean and store equipment

Conduct physiotherapy treatment and interventions

Prepare for the delivery of a treatment program

Report and document information

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve  written examination and practical assessment  in the simulated environment. On gaining competency in these assessments, students will undertake clinical placement for this competency.