Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance



The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance – Sport and Fitness (HLT43015) is delivered through Richmond Football Club’s partnership with Swinburne University of Technology. This unique program is aimed at developing the next generation of leaders within the sports industry.

The course combines theory, practical and hands-on learning with a focus on developing core skills to work alongside and independently under the guidance of allied health professionals. The content has a strong focus on fitness, physiotherapy, wellbeing, and community health.

This course requires students to undertake a practical placement of 120 hours in a community health and hospital setting.

Regardless of your desired path into the sports industry, we’ll help you get there!

In partnership with Swinburne and the Richmond Football Club you will: 


Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015)




Blended Delivery


9 months
Intakes: February, April, July & October


To see the units of study,

To see the breakdown of core and elective units for this course

Course Information

Industry Placements
This course requires students to undertake a practical placement of 120 hours in a community health and hospital setting. Swinburne will assist students to find these placements and they may be required to travel to different locations.

Job Ready
The teaching staff work relentlessly with students to ensure they are job ready. The Career & Pathways team and variety of special guests, including Career Ahead support students to write resumes, prepare for interviews and increase confidence when applying for jobs. Assistance is provided to help students build their individual professional profile and stand out from the crowd.

Personal Development
All students are inspired to thrive and unleash their full potential. Personal development is heavily focused on throughout the course. This allows students to better understand themselves whilst improving their mental fitness, resilience, and connection to others. To see student testimonials, click here.

Certificates & Qualifications
On successful completion of the course, students may be eligible to apply for:

  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer – Sports Medicine Australia
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Ambassadors & Guest Speakers
Guest speakers, industry experts and formal ambassadors are regularly used as part of the program to provide their insights and experience about the industry. To see our ambassadors, click here.

Practical Learning
The teaching team consists of highly skilled and experienced staff who use a variety of teaching styles and methods to engage students. Learning is hands-on, practical and related to real-world and industry contexts.

Student Success Team
The Student Success team supports individual student engagement and wellbeing throughout the course. Students are provided access to Swinburne’s many services, including their professional health and medical services. Students are also allocated a Student Success Mentor who provides support and care whilst helping students thrive and achieve success.

Further Education
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

Swinburne offers a range of undergraduate courses in Business and Exercise & Sport Science. Students who successfully complete the Certificate IV may be eligible to progress into a related course or degree at Swinburne. Further information regarding pathways can be found by visiting the Swinburne website.

Eligible students can also progress into the dual Diploma of Sport / Diploma of Leadership and Management (SIS50319/BSB50420) – Click here

Based on applicant’s study and/or relevant work history

Immunisations are a requirement to work within health, and up-to-date evidence of immunisations are required to complete assessment requirements within the workplace. If you are not willing to provide up-to-date evidence, you will not be eligible to complete this program. 

Refer to the course fees and requirements on Swinburne’s website here.

Step 1: Register your interest details here

Step 2: Richmond Institute staff will conduct phone Interview and reference checks.

Step 3: Successful applicants will receive an email that provides instructions on how to complete your online application.

Step 4: Successful applicants will receive an official letter of offer from the Richmond Institute and will be guided through the Swinburne application.

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