Course Description

As an OTA, you will help those affected by illness, injury, accidents or ageing to resume everyday activities such as work, recreation and domestic tasks by helping clients perform exercises as specified in a treatment plan and teaching clients how to use equipment that may make certain activities easier.

Occupational Therapists Assistants are employed across several industries including health care and social assistance; public administration and safety; education and training; and financial and insurance services.

When you successfully finish this course, you’ll be ready to begin work as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. A structured workplace learning component within the industry will ensure that you’re ready to begin a career with real life experience. Do this course flexibly and in your own time, starting on any day of the year.

At the successful completion of your studies, you’ll be awarded a nationally accredited qualification as well as a recognised pathway to highly valued work or more advanced studies.

Study  Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) 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 in occupational therapy assistance are gained through a work placement which you will do in a health centre or other appropriate workplace. 


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
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant