Course Description

Make a real and valuable difference to people’s lives as a Physiotherapy Assistant, using exercise and movement to drastically improve patient quality of life and physical capacity.

What you'll learn

During your study you will learn how to:

  • Communicate effectively and build relationships with health professionals and clients.
  • Navigate and work in health and community services.
  • Understand the workings of the human body.
  • Use exercise and movement programs to treat clients.
  • Deliver and monitor individual physiotherapy programs.

Why study this course?

  • Designed with flexibility in mind, learning materials are divided into 15-20 minute chunks so you can learn wherever and whenever you like.

  • The online Physiotherapy Assistant course uses a virtual health clinic, Caresure Health Centre, to immerse you in a healthcare environment with tours, lessons and quizzes.

  • Your 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 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
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant