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

Additional Information
A Provide First Aid Certificate is usually required.
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