Therapy Aide

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 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $35,135
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,000

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


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

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Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance