Diversional Therapist Courses

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What does a Diversional Therapist do?

Diversional Therapists develop and run leisure and recreational programs for people living in residential care, or are otherwise isolated, vulnerable, or marginalised. You’ll be improving people’s social and emotional wellbeing — and overall helping people to have fun!

As a Diversional Therapist you could be organising a day trip for disabled kids, developing an individual program for a palliative care patient, or encouraging aged care residents to participate in a dance program. You could also training and supervising volunteers and staff.

Diversional Therapist Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Diversional Therapist.

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How much do Diversional Therapists earn?

In Australia, a full time Diversional Therapist generally earns $1,018 per week ($52,936 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience can you expect a higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Diversional Therapists?

Diversional Therapy is a relatively small occupation and there currently 3,500 Diversional Therapists employed across the country. Expect about 400 opportunities to open up each year. Diversional Therapists are employed by community service organisations, as well as aged care, health service, disability care, and mental health facilities.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Diversional Therapist?

Get started as a Diversional Therapist with a Certificate IV or Diploma in Leisure and Health. These courses usually take between 12-18 months to complete. You may also require a current first aid and CPR certificate, an up-to-date influenza vaccination and a police check.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au