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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.

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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Skills employers are looking for

  • Therapy

  • Communication Skills

  • Rehabilitation

  • Planning

  • First Aid

  • Occupational Therapy

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