The Stirling Institute of Australia (RTOID 21132) embodies a holistic method of education and training with a specific emphasis on the practical components associated with each and every one of its courses.

In simple terms, we strongly believe that the best way to learn is to experience.


Never is this philosophy more relevant than in Stirling’s Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance program (HLT43015).

‘Allied Health’ is a term used to describe the broad range of health professionals who are not doctors, dentists or nurses.

Allied health professionals aim to prevent, diagnose and treat a range of conditions and illnesses and often work within multidisciplinary health teams to provide the best possible patient outcomes.


Allied Health professionals currently represent approximately 30% of the Australian health workforce, encompassing more than 175,000 practicing individuals across 22 professions including Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Podiatry, Speech Pathology, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy and Exercise Physiology.

The Stirling Institute of Australia’s Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance program is conducted one day a week for a period of 30 weeks, along with 120 hours of practical industry placement.

The qualification best reflects the role of individuals who provide therapeutic and program related support and assistance to Allied Health professionals.

As a result of the extremely broad scope of Allied Health professions across the board, this qualification is particularly appealing

to anyone interested in pursuing a career as an Allied Health Assistant in health related professions either specifically or in general.

In other words, the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance program is suitable for students already with a specific health profession in mind, but also for those who are unsure, or yet to categorically determine which profession they wish to pursue as a career in the future.

Furthermore, the course is particularly attractive for first year students in courses such as Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Podiatry and Occupational Therapy.


For these students specifically, a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance provides a qualification and pathway to be able to work in their field of choice while simultaneously completing their ‘major’ qualification.

Without a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance qualification, such students are not qualified to work while they study (in their health related profession of choice) and are often forced to look for jobs in completely unrelated industries to subsidise their substantial university fees.

From a course syllabus perspective, having a clear and definitive emphasis on the practical component of this qualification is a non-negotiable pre-requisite, according to the Stirling Institute of Australia.

The provision of a first class practical workplace and health related equipment is critical, particularly in the delivery of hands-on units including client-specific physiotherapy programs, implementing injury prevention strategies, conducting group sessions for individual client outcomes and instructing fitness programs.

The current group of Allied Health Assistant students at Stirling are a classic cross-section of students from a diverse range of backgrounds and with varied objectives and motivations.

From Physiotherapy students to aspiring Exercise Physiologists, the group has been particularly impressive thus far throughout the program, and collectively speak glowingly of the course, staff and facilities at the Stirling Institute of Australia.

“The course at Stirling has been fantastic,” says Lisa (SIA Allied Health student).

Trainer Adam Heath with students from SIA’s Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015) program.

Trainer Adam Heath with students from SIA’s Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015) program.

“The teaching and facilities are outstanding, and we’re a pretty tight knit group so the whole experience has been really beneficial,” she adds.

“I’m currently studying Physiotherapy, and in reality if you want to work in the field while you are studying, which I do, you need to complete a qualification like Allied Health Assistance, otherwise you are essentially just a qualified Year 12 student.”


They are profound words from an intelligent young woman who clearly knows what she wants in life and how she plans to get there.
She is not alone in her plans to work in the same industry that she studies, and her sentiments are supported strongly by her fellow SIA colleagues.

“The primary objective is to get a job in the industry from this course,” says Georgia (SIA Allied Health student).

“I really like the content of the course and the method in which it is taught.” “Adam (SIA Trainer) has been outstanding and we are all really happy with how the course has been structured – It’s really interactive and delivers exactly on what we are all trying to achieve,” she adds.

Adam Heath, a senior trainer of Allied Health at SIA is quick to praise his prodigy of students and current group of Allied Health Assistance students. “This group of students is particularly well equipped to achieve exactly what the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance is designed to do,” Heath says.

“They are an intelligent bunch, with the foresight to know that studying a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance can only be beneficial with respect to what each individual is trying to achieve within their careers,” he adds.

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Released May 2018