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Therapy Aide Courses

A Therapy Aide supports clients with the delivery of various therapies such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech pathology. You’ll work to a therapy plan prepared by an allied health professional. Therapy Aides often work with people with a disability, elderly people or people recovering from an accident or illness. You might work at a hospital or health clinic or assist clients in their own homes.

Therapy Aides should be patient and understand the individual needs of their clients. It’s important that you can follow instructions and use correct procedures during your work. Therapy Aides need strong personal skills and you should be able to communicate well with clients from a range of backgrounds.

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Popular Therapy Aide Courses

There are 9 courses available for people who want to become a Therapy Aide. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Therapy Aide earn?

In Australia, a full time Therapy Aide 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 Therapy Aide?

This industry has seen a strong increase in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 5,400 people working as a Therapy Aide in Australia compared to 4,200 five years ago. Therapy Aides may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Therapy Aide?

If you’d like to pursue a career as a Therapy Aide, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance. This course will give you the skills to deliver allied health programs in a range of settings. You could also specialise your skills with a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy), a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) or a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Community Rehabilitation).

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Job Pathways

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