Course Description

This comprehensive and practical certificate might allow you to work in a wide variety of roles in allied health assistance.

You will learn the broad-based skills to work as an Allied Health Assistant, as well as the specialist skills to support physiotherapists in the delivery of physiotherapy programs to a range of clients. A work placement will help you build your contacts and allow you to gain real, practical skills in the physiotherapy environment.

Learn how to deliver and monitor exercise and mobility programs and assist in client movement and rehabilitation. Connect with other students online via the OpenSpace learning portal, where you can share knowledge, questions and resources.

Study Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) Online

This course is delivered through a combination of online learning and a work placement. Theory, knowledge and initial skills are developed via our online campus OpenSpace, which is where you can access your course material and complete your assessments.

Practical skills are gained through a work placement, which you will do in an appropriate workplace where physiotherapy services are provided to clients. This could include (but is not limited to) private physiotherapy practices, hospitals, aged care facilities, rehabilitation centres, or a combination of these workplaces.  


This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of Integrated Care and Management Training.

This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

Potential career outcomes

  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant