Anzsco Job Descriptons

Therapy Aide – ANZSCO 423314


Assists therapists in providing therapy programs and in the direct care of their patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles
  • Therapist’s Assistant
  • Diversional Therapist’s Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist’s Assistant
  • Physiotherapist’s Assistant
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 4233 Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers


provide assistance, support and direct care to patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings.

  • assisting patients with their personal care needs such as showering, dressing and eating
  • assisting patients with their mobility and communication needs
  • participating in planning the care of individuals
  • following therapy plans such as interventions to assist those with dementia and behavioural problems
  • observing and reporting changes in patients’ condition, and reporting complaints about care
  • assisting with rehabilitation exercises, basic treatment and delivering medications
  • providing direct support and assistance to therapists
Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. Note: some roles within this unit group are at ANZSCO Skill Level 3.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Occupations in this Group
  • 423311 Hospital Orderly
  • 423312 Nursing Support Worker
  • 423313 Personal Care Assistant
  • 423314 Therapy Aide
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Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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