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

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant