Course Description

Make a difference by helping people to rehabilitate from injury or illness, and reintegrate into their community and social support circles, as a Community Rehabilitation Assistant.

What you'll learn

During your studies you will learn how to:

  • Communicate effectively and build relationships with health professionals and clients.
  • Effectively work within the health and community services sector.
  • Understand the human body and how it works.
  • Support client independence and community participation.
  • Provide home and community support services.

Why study this course?

  • Designed with flexibility in mind, learning materials are divided into convenient, bite-sized, 15 – 20 minute chunks so you can learn on the go, wherever, whenever.

  • This online community rehabilitation course gets you used to working in a health clinic, via its online fictional clinic, Caresure Health Centre, which immerses you in a healthcare environment with tours, lessons and quizzes.

  • Online learning materials allow you to add comments and questions, which can be seen, added to and answered by fellow students and Trainers.

  • Chat and interact with fellow students and your Trainers in OpenSpace forums, or message your Trainers and Assessors via email with any questions or queries you may have.

  • For people wishing to pursue higher education, Open Colleges has formalised a pathway to tertiary study with Charles Sturt University, with credit transfers available for selected courses.
  • Graduates of this course who intend to pursue a health or community services degree with Charles Sturt University are eligible to apply for a $2000 scholarship, awarded by Open Colleges. 
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
  • Community Based Allied Health Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant