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Physiotherapy Assistant Courses

A Physiotherapy Assistant helps to deliver physiotherapy programs to clients with various needs. You’ll work with a physiotherapist to follow a therapy program for clients with disabilities, elderly clients or clients who are recovering from illness or injury. Physiotherapy Assistants may address gross motor skills, issues with range of movement or issues such as balance or strength. You might work with clients in their own home or at a physiotherapy clinic.

Physiotherapy Assistants should have strong communication skills and be able to liaise with clients from a range of backgrounds. You’ll need to be good at following instructions and be able to work to correct procedures. Physiotherapy Assistants should be understanding and be able to listen to their clients’ concerns.

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Popular Physiotherapy Assistant Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Physiotherapy Assistant.

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HLT33015 & HLT43015
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Physiotherapy Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Physiotherapy Assistant generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 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 you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Physiotherapy Assistant?

This industry has seen a strong increase in employment numbers over the last five years. There are currently 5,400 people working in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as a Physiotherapy Assistant. Physiotherapy Assistants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Physiotherapy Assistant?

If a career as a Physiotherapy Assistant interests you, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy). You’ll develop the skills to deliver physiotherapy programs under the guidance of a qualified physiotherapist.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within physiotherapy. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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