Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Becoming a Therapy Aide
Typing out a word will show suggestions automatically below

Becoming a Therapy Aide

Help & advice

Also known as Therapist's Assistant.
Assists therapists in providing therapy programs and in the direct care of their patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 0.5 - 2 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,112
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 14,500

How do I become a Therapy Aide in Victoria?

To work as a Therapy Aide in Victoria, you'll need:
    • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

    Recommended

    • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
    • Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

What does a Therapy Aide do?

  • Assists patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
  • Assists patients with their mobility and communication needs
  • Participates in planning the care of individuals
  • Follows therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
  • Observes and reports changes in patients' condition, and reports complaints about care
  • Assists with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications

Specialisations

  • Diversional Therapist's Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist's Assistant
  • Physiotherapist's Assistant

Related courses

Displaying 1 to 2 of 2 courses related to Therapy Aide.
Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol

CSS is relied upon in order to use this site. Please enable and refresh your page. For information on accessibility please navigate to the link in the footer of this page. Thank you.