A therapy aide helps a your pre-teen boy learn a new physical therapy exercise

Therapy Aide

Therapy Aides assist therapists in providing therapy programs and in the direct care of their patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.

Overview

Therapy Aides assist therapists in providing therapy programs and in the direct care of their patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.

Day-to-day

  • assists patients with their mobility and communication needs
  • assists with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivers medications
  • provides direct support and assistance to therapists
  • observes and reports changes in patients' condition, and reports complaints about care.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Therapy Aide

  • You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in allied health assistance, disability, aged care, leisure and health or another related field to work as a Therapy Aide. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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