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

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
  • Community Based Allied Health Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant