How to become a Therapy Aide

Therapy aides assist professional staff by visiting clients, preparing written and verbal reports, and helping clients and carers with personal care tasks.

Personal requirements of a Therapy Aide

  • Emotional maturity
  • Able to relate well to frail, sick or people with disability of all ages
  • Caring, understanding, patient and calm

Education & Training for a Therapy Aide

You can work as a therapy aide without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications and you may like to consider a VET course. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a therapy aide through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For further details, visit

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 0.7%

NSW 40.8%

NT 0.9%

QLD 20.3%

SA 6%

TAS 1.7%

VIC 21%

WA 8.4%

Hours worked:




Gender split:

Male 23.8%

Female 76.2%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 3.3%

Not completed Year 12: 13.5%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 11.7%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 41.7%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 10%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 12.6%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 7.2%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 28.4%

Above 35 years: 71.6%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

Additional Information
A Provide First Aid Certificate is usually required.
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