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RTO CODE 45542 | CRICOS Code 04128G


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Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
Test Class 24/01/2024 30/07/2024 $6,626.00

Course Description

The course is nationally recognised training with Rural Medical Education Australia (RTO code 45542, CRICOS code 04128G) delivering HLT43021 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance and will give you the practical skills and knowledge to work as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Course Details

Course Code HLT33115
Expected Duration 6 – 9 months
Total Course Cost AUD $6,626.00
Study Locations Toowoomba
Course Commitment 20hrs per week of face-to-face teaching and learning.
80hrs of practical industry placement.

What is an Allied Service Assistant?

This course provides you with the qualifications to work as a Health Services Assistant (HSA or Assistant In Nursing – AIN) in a hospital or aged care setting. Typical roles undertaken by an HSA/AIN include working as an assistant in nursing, orderly, operating theatre technician, ward assistant or personal carer. Wages vary between employers from $25-35 per hour.

Who should apply for this course?

You will learn:

Core Units

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

Elective Units

CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
HLTAIN001 Assist with nursing care in an acute care environment
HLTAID002 Provide non-client contact support in an acute care environment


Students will be assessed via online quizzes, presentations, projects, written assessments, practical assessments, industry placement logbook and submitted work samples.

Practical Placement

Students are required to complete 80 hours of compulsory practical placement in a workplace where health services are delivered by HSAs.


During your placement, you will work under the supervision of a registered nurse and overseen by an enrolled nurse.


Through RuralMedEd’s strong partnerships with the healthcare industry, you will have access to a range of placement opportunities, including private hospitals and Residential Aged Care Facilities. Although RuralMedEd will attempt to find a placement that fits with your work and family commitments, you may be required to manage your schedule in order to commit to the placement requirements. Travel may be required. Unless otherwise organised, placements will be offered in a full-time block of 40 hours per week for two consecutive weeks after completion of your study. If you are currently employed in the healthcare sector, please discuss with the RuralMedEd team the possibility of completing your placement at your current workplace.

Eligibility Requirements

Student Visa

It is a requirement that students hold a valid student visa issued by the Department of Home Affairs. For more information please read our International Applicant Process

Knowledge and skill requirements

It is recommended that students:

Information and communication technology

All students will require the following technological equipment to complete the training and assessments:

Student Commitment

To participate in the course, students are expected to commit to the following:

Students will be assessed via online quizzes, presentations, projects, written assessments, practical assessments, industry placement logbook and submitted work samples.


The Working with Children Check (Blue Card Application)

A Blue Card must be provided by all students on enrolment. If you do not have a current Blue Card, go to https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au


Disability Worker Screening Clearance (Yellow Card Application)

A Yellow Card must be provided by all students on enrolment. If you do not have a current Yellow Card, go to https://workerscreening.dsdsatsip.qld.gov.au/workers/you-start


National Police Certificate

A National Police Certificate must be provided by all students on enrolment. Go to the Queensland Police website to download an application form.

Please contact RuralMedEd if you have a notification or criminal history that appears on your certificate as this may affect your eligibility to complete the industry placement.


It is an RuralMedEd requirement that all health students are immunised or vaccinated against Hepatitis B, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis. RuralMedEd highly recommend vaccination for seasonal influenza and COVID-19.

Your immunisation and vaccination history will need to be certified by a general practitioner (GP). 

RuralMedEd will provide you with a certification document for your GP to complete.

Course Trainers

RuralMedEd specialises in providing trainers and assessors with current professional experience delivering health services to patients in rural healthcare services, such as hospitals, community, disability and private practice environments. In addition to their professional industry qualifications, all trainers and assessors possess further qualifications in training and/or assessment.

Further Information

Enrolments for this course are now open, please contact us at rtosupport@ruralmeded.org .au or phone +617 4638 7999 for advice relating to your enrolment application.

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