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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
(For Domestic Students)

CRICOS Course Code



Community Services

Physiotherapists Training

Entry Requirements

  • 18+ years of age at the time of course commencement

  • IELTS 5.5 (no band < 5) or Equivalent

  • Year 12(+) Graduates

Mode of study

Face-to-face on campus blended with Online Teaching

Assessment methods may include Written questions,

Projects, Presentations, Report writing, Role plays, observations, practical demonstration and 120hours of work placement.


Delivery location

Classroom based Face to Face delivery Location (On campus): 131 Johnston Street Fitzroy, Vic, 3065


Key Information

Qualification Code: HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Next intake date: all year round



*Fee for service (not government funded): $8,500
Material fee: NA
Application fee: NA


National Code: HLT43015


CRICOS Course Code: NA


Course Duration: 34 weeks


Core Units: 7


Elective Units: 9


AFQ Level: 4

  • Course Structure
    In order to achieve qualification SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, student must complete following 33 units of competencies. • 26 core unit, plus • 7 elective units The volume of learning for the qualification is 1560 hours. This comprises of: Amount of Training (1083 Hours) 561 hours of theory training 262 Hours of practical training 260 hours of work-based training in workplace kitchen as part of practical placement Assessment (477 hours) 215 of classroom assessment hours for knowledge and skills Assessment including time allocated for theory tests, projects, role plays, case study and scenario. 262 of kitchen assessment hours for kitchen practicals. This course will be delivered over 78 weeks of course duration including 70 weeks delivery and 8 weeks holidays. Students are required to attend a minimum 20-28 scheduled course contact hours per week. Assessment Methods Knowledge test- Multiple Choice, Worksheets-Written Questions, Practical demonstration in training/workplace kitchen, Role play, Case studies/Scenario, Presentation, Logbook, Project Work
  • Pathways
    Pathways from the qualification: SIT50416 - Diploma of Hospitality Management. Employment/Career pathway Units in this qualification reflect the knowledge and skills of individuals with significant experience in: • chef • chef de partie. Above pathway information is in line with qualification description on National Training Register ( and/or, it doesn't imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course. Victorian International Academy doesn't claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading.
  • Entry Requirements
    Enrolment Information A completed application form and signed agreement Identification documents, one of which is a photo of the student such as a driver’s license. All students are required to meet following requirements in order to be accepted into this course at Victorian International Academy: Minimum Age Requirement Students must be above 18 years of age while filling up the application form. Academic Requirements To enter into this qualifications delivered at VIA, applicants should have successfully completed year 12 or senior secondary studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to Australian senior secondary School examination. Computer Literacy Requirement Students enrolling into this course must have basic computer skills. Student are required to fill in the questions related to computer and internet skills in the Pre-Training Review form provided along with the application form. Students who do not possess basic computing skills will be provided with basic computer using support. Students may contact the institute for any further information or assistance. English Language Requirements for International students: International students applying for this course at VIA either off-shore or on-shore will require: Either a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course; or, IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 10 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course; or, IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS course (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course; Note: Results older than two years are not acceptable. ​ OR i. to provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States. OR ii. to provide evidence that, within two years* of their signed written agreement date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework. Test evidence table: The test must have been taken no more than two years* before you apply to study at VIA. *The date when VIA receives the signed written agreement (either through email or in hand) ​
  • Materials and Equipment Requirement
    VIA will provide access to computers/laptops with required resources during classroom hours, however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study, all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address). ​ All learners are expected to have access to MS office application such as Microsoft Word, and an email platform. Learners are required to have Kitchen kit including, chef dress, safety boots and knife kit (knife kit includes various types of knives) and other tools. Kitchen Kit is required to enter into the kitchen and to be able to undertake training in the kitchen effectively. Students are required to purchase Kitchen Kit including, chef dress, safety boots and knife kit (knife kit includes various types of knives) and other tools from the Institute or from any supplier outside. If required, Institute can suggest suppliers providing Kitchen Kit. ​ Please Note: Material Fees will only include printed materials and handouts or books provided by the Institute. Students will have to pay separately for the Kitchen kit which includes, chef dress, safety boots and knife kit (knife kit includes various types of knives). Kitchen Kit - $500 including GST. If learners wish to discuss any of their matter relevant to their entry and study requirements further, please contact the institute on +61 3 9118 8225. ​ Physical Abilities and handling complex foods: Learners are expected to have physical abilities and manual handling required to perform tasks involved while undergoing training effectively. Learners must be able to handle complex foods including cooking of various processed or raw meats, poultry, seafoods, dairy items and must keep in mind of any religious or dietary barriers to handle such foods before enrolling into these courses. In line with its access and equity policy, VIA will identify any such barriers presented by students during pre-training review call before enrolment and will identify and provide required support and reasonable adjustment where possible. ​ Physical Fitness: Students are expected to have an understanding of physical abilities and manual handling required to perform tasks involved while undergoing training effectively. As part of this course students are expected to do manual handling, lifting heavy pots and pans. ​ Commercial Kitchen: Students are required to participate in practical training as a part of completing these qualifications which will be delivered at Kitchen 4&5, 47-51 Boundary Road, North Melbourne, VIC 3051, Australia. Along with practical training, students will also be required to participate in classroom-based theory learning which will be delivered at 131 Johnston Street Fitzroy, Vic, 3065, Australia.
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)"
    Students undertaking this course must possess sound must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, etc. To determine this, all students wanting to study at VIA are required to undertake LLN Test prior to the commencement of the course. Based on the test outcome, students may be identified as requiring internal support and/or external support. LLN test will be conducted on campus by using an ACSF mapped online LLN assessment tool - LLN Robot - under the supervision of qualified LLN assessor. All students are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test according to the following qualification: Qualification SIT 40516 - Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery Performance Level ACSF Level 3 ​ Students are required to achieve expected level of performance level as per the required level. Where a student does not achieve the required LLN score for this qualification, LLN support* will be provided to the student, providing the student achieves the required performance level in at least three of the core skill elements and only fails to achieve the required score in the other 2 areas by 1 level. ​ However, if student fails to demonstrate performance level in more than two core skills or fails to achieve required scores by more than level 1 in any of the skills, this will result in rejection of the application. A student failing to demonstrate the LLN level does not have the required skills to successfully obtain the qualification applied for and will be referred to explore other training pathways. ​ *LLN support-If students do not meet the recommended English and/or LLN requirements, students will be referred for additional support which will be provided by the institute with ACSF Support Plan or students may also be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training, such as ELICOS programs at other institutes to ensure that students are provided with support and proper guidance. VIA does not offer ELICOS programs. ​ ACSF Support plan is a plan developed for students who face difficulties in meeting LLN requirements. This plan is implemented for student to achieve expected learning outcome. Support learning outcomes will be provided in the areas where students have been identified as facing difficulty. Support will be provided if a student’s exit level is less than the required level. Support plan for students will be developed on individual case by case basis. Support plan can be created in areas namely: 1. Learning 2. Reading 3. Numeracy 4. Writing 5. Oral Communication If required, students can also be provided with support in Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation. Students must contact VIA to seek assistance or support in LLN. Refer to LLN policy for more details. Students are requested to speak to LLN Support officer or Training Manager to discuss about the support measures that they might need. VIA will provide support with no additional cost.
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