Course Description

Get qualified to assist an Occupational Therapist and help improve the health and quality of life for people who have suffered injury, illness or accident.

What you'll learn

During the course you will learn how to:

  • Communicate and build relationships with health care professionals and patients.
  • Work within the healthcare sector.
  • Use exercise, assistive equipment and occupational therapies to help rehabilitate patients.
  • Monitor patients and their progress.

Why study this course?

  • The Certificate IV is ideal for busy people as learning materials are divided into bite-sized, 15-20 minute chunks.

  • The online occupational therapy assistance course features a simulated clinic, Caresure Health Centre. The online clinic will get you used to working in a health centre by hosting tours, lessons and quizzes.

  • The online learning materials let you leave comments and questions, which both students and Trainers can respond and add to.

  • Forums let you chat and interact with your fellow students, while Trainers and Assessors can be contacted anytime through messaging on OpenSpace, our online campus.

  • 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.
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
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Therapy Assistant