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Certificate III and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) HLT33015, HLT43015

Pursue a meaningful career in allied health with a nationally recognised qualification. A Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Allied health assistant +1
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) HLT33015, HLT43015

Prepare for a prosperous future in allied health with a nationally recognised qualification. The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics) will provide you with hands-on experie...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Allied health assistant +1
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) HLT33015, HLT43015

Make your start in allied health assistance with a nationally recognised qualification. The HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and HLT43015 Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) is a bundle online course option for those int...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Allied health assistant +1
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015, HLT43015

Do what you love with a nationally recognised qualification. The Certificate III and IV in Allied Health Assistance is the perfect dual qualification for those interested in working in healthcare. You will gain practical experience and a diverse skill...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Allied health assistant
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate IV Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) HLT43015

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy) will give you the skills and knowledge to work with occupational therapists, helping patients get back to work, look after themselves and others, and pursue their passions and hobbie...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Allied Health Assistant +1
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (Perth Only) HLT33021

A Certificate III in Allied Health is your entrance into the world of health services! This course will teach you to support workers in a range of fields such as audiology to social work. You will use your qualification to gain an entry-level job in ei...

Study Method In-class
Location Perth Western Australia +2
Job Outcomes Physiotherapist Aide +4
Insight Training -  Course

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance equips you with a solid understanding of how to assist with allied health programming, how to interpret basic medical terminology and how to comply with infection prevention and control policies.  You wil...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Medical imaging assistant +2
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT43015

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work with allied health practitioners in helping patients maintain and improve their wellbeing....

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Allied Health Assistant
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (Perth Only) HLT33021

Are you interested in entering the health services industry? This nationally recognised qualification will allow you to enter into one of the most rewarding and enjoyable careers! When studying this course, you will gain knowledge in a range of fields...

Study Method In-class
Location Perth Western Australia
Job Outcomes Podiatrist Aide +3
Industry Skills Training -  Course

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (VIC Only) HLT43021

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance offered by Monash College’s Future Skills is designed to prepare you for the future of the industry. This course equips you to be an allied health assistant, and provide therapeutic and program-related sup...

Study Method Blended
Location Victoria
Job Outcomes Allied Health Assistant
Monash College (Future Skills) -  Course

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) HLT43015

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy) prepares you to assist physiotherapists and their patients through rehabilitation, injuries, and other physical conditions. This qualification equips you with the knowledge and skills to de...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Allied Health Assistant +1
Foundation Education -  Course

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) HLT43015

The Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation) is a nationally recognised training qualification which teaches you how to implement health care program activities, confirm a patient’s physical health status, int...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Allied Health Assistant +1
Foundation Education -  Course

Master Nutritionist 11046NAT

The Clean Health Master Nutritionist program is the most comprehensive evidence-based nutrition qualification available today, allowing you to get nationally qualified as an accredited and insured nutritionist in as little as 6 months 100% online. Taug...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Nutritionist +2
Clean Health Fitness Institute -  Course
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What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is concerned with creating a better enjoyment of life for patients through treatment and care using physical therapy, including massage therapy and techniques, heat treatment and exercise.

It’s a different method of treatment from regular therapies as it focuses on physical treatment, not the use of medication. Physiotherapists are in high demand and are the most referred to professions by GPs to treat patients, especially in improving mobility and joints. Physiotherapy careers span many different areas, from providing treatment and rehabilitation therapy; through to chronic disease management and occupational therapy.

About the Industry

The Physiotherapy industry has risen very strongly over the past five to ten years, with this trend set to continue in the future according to the Job Outlook data.

Currently, there are over 25,300 registered physiotherapists in Australia which indicate that employment is needed in all regions around the country and 66% of these workers are full-time.

In terms of education, the most common level qualification in physiotherapy is a Bachelor Degree, however, pathways to this, such as through a Certificate IV, is seen often.

The average Physiotherapy salary is around $83,000 per year, much higher than in most occupations.

What Does a Career in Physiotherapy Involve?

  • Assess the physical condition of the patient
  • Educate on prevention methods
  • Develop treatment plans
  • Monitor progress
  • Re-evaluate techniques used
  • Work with other health care professionals 

Physiotherapist Courses in Australia

No matter what your commitments are or how you wish to study, there’s plenty of physiotherapy courses in Australia for you to choose from. Where you want to become a physiotherapist in Melbourne, Perth or Sydney of looking to study physiotherapy online; you’re bound to find a great range of excellent courses.

Certificate

A Certificate in Physiotherapy is a great way to get a solid understanding of the practices and theory behind physiotherapy. The specialist skills and knowledge needed to deliver treatment plans exercise programs and support are covered comprehensively in a course such as a Certificate IV in Physiotherapy or Allied Health Assistance.

Not only does a Certificate in Physiotherapy teach you everything from rehabilitation, exercise and how to monitor and implement a treatment plan; it can also give you access to membership at the Australian Physiotherapy Association upon completion.

One of the most popular qualifications in Physiotherapy and other related allied health areas such as massage therapy, podiatry and occupational therapy is a Bachelor Degree. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow your Certificate to count towards a higher degree and fast track your learning.

Bachelor Degree

A Bachelor Degree is one of the most common physiotherapy courses undertaken by professionals in Australia, usually a Bachelor of Physiotherapy or alternatively, a Bachelor of Applied Science with a major in physiotherapy or a further Master afterwards. A physiotherapy degree usually takes around four years to complete, with a strong focus on clinical placement so you can gain hands-on experience in the workforce before you graduate. A Bachelor degree in this subject often covers research, theory and biomedical sciences in areas of anatomy, kinesiology, pathology and physiology.

How to Become a Physiotherapist

In order to become a Physiotherapist in Australia, you need to be registered. The main board of registration is the Physiotherapy Board of Australia which you’re required to be a registered member of before you can start practising. Registration takes place through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA)

There are a number of different areas of physiotherapy including:

  • Cardiorespiratory- Heart and Lung treatment
  • Neurology- Treatments to the brain
  • Gerontology- assisting the aged with treatment to help keep them mobile
  • Musculoskeletal- helps prevent and treat joints, mobility and other injuries often seen in sports and reconstructive procedures

Other Career Areas in Physiotherapy

  • Occupational therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Rehabilitation
  • Allied Health Assistant