Course Description

Train to become an Assistant to a Speech Pathologist and help treat people with hearing loss and speech difficulties, with Open Colleges’ HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) online course.

What you'll learn

The Certificate IV will give you a versatile skill set that you will use to help Speech Pathologists diagnose and treat patients with hearing problems and speaking difficulties.

During your study you will learn how to:

  • Communicate effectively and build relationships with health professionals and clients.
  • Navigate and work in health and community services.
  • Test for hearing loss and analyse the results.
  • Provide counselling and advice to patients.
  • Recommend technical aids.
  • Deliver and monitor rehabilitation programs for individuals.

Why study this course

  • Designed with flexibility in mind, learning materials are divided into 15-20 minute chunks so you can learn whenever you have a spare few moments.

  • The virtual Caresure Health Centre immerses you in a healthcare environment and gets you used to working in a health centre with tours, lessons and quizzes.

  • Online learning materials allow you to add comments and questions, which can be seen, added to and answered by fellow students and Trainers.

  • Chat and interact with fellow students and Trainers in forums, or message Trainers and Assessors with any questions or queries you may have.

  • For people wishing to pursue higher education, Open Colleges has formalised a pathway to tertiary study with Charles Sturt University, with credit transfers available for selected courses.
  • Graduates of this course who intend to pursue a health or community services degree with Charles Sturt University are eligible to apply for a $2000 scholarship, awarded by Open Colleges. 
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Speech Pathology Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant