A Physiotherapy Assistant (PA) is a registered clinical nurse who works with patients in a health and wellness context.
The PA is responsible for assessing and providing support for patients in their physical and mental health.
The degree is a recognised qualification in Physiotherapists (PTH) and may be accredited by the ACNP (Accreditation of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Schools).
It can also be recognised as a professional nurse (PRN) and is recognised in the Australian Nursing Commission (ANRC).
If you want to become a PA you need to complete a pre-qualification programme and complete a residency training program.
You can find out more about how to get an AYP (Advanced Practitioner) licence and what qualifications are required for PA.
You’ll need to pass a clinical skills test (CST) and meet a range of other requirements.
You must also have at least three years of relevant experience working with physical health and wellbeing issues, such as a minimum of six months’ experience as a PA in a primary care setting.
This includes working in primary care settings such as primary and community hospitals and community and tertiary care facilities.
This will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the health and safety of patients and support their wellbeing.
What You’ll Need to Become a PA You’ll have to complete an AHP qualification programme, which can take anywhere from a few months to several years.
It can be undertaken at a nursing home or another nursing home accredited by ANRC.
You may also have to attend one of the accredited community nursing centres (CNNCs) in the community.
The ANRC is the national body that oversees the profession.
There are different pathways for PAs to get their licence, so you’ll need different degrees to get your first one.
Your PA will need to have completed a prequalification training programme, so if you don’t have this you can apply for an AUP, which is a provisional certificate.
This is not a full licence, but a temporary document that allows you to work for an organisation until your qualification has been completed.
You will need a minimum 3-month clinical skills course in physical therapy or physiotherapy.
You also need to work as part of a team, which may include a nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, occupational health and rehabilitation therapist, social worker, occupational nurse, physiotherapist or physical therapist.
You are also required to work in a healthcare environment.
The APL and PAF will also have an apprenticeship program, which will help you train as a PPA.
If you’ve never worked in a nursing facility, you will need an apprenticeships qualification (APL) and an apprentices training certificate.
You could also apply to become an RN (RN), but this is not recognised as an accredited occupational qualification (AOP).
AYP Your next step is to apply to be an APP.
The AYP is a qualification that allows people to work with patients and help them achieve their health and health care objectives.
There is no requirement for the APP to have an associate degree.
You should have a minimum three-year clinical skills training course and three months of relevant clinical experience.
You do not need to be a licensed PA.
The aim of the AYP program is to help people achieve their medical and wellbeing objectives and to ensure their physical wellbeing.
You work as a part of an accredited health and welfare team, including a nurse or occupational therapist.
The work will include assessing patients for their physical, mental and social needs.
The RN may also work as an occupational therapist or a physiotherapist, depending on your work experience.
AYP Qualifications and Licences An AYP will be recognised by the ANRC and the ACPO as a profession, which allows you access to a range, including: The Registered Physiomedicine Practice (RPP) and Registered Nurses Practitioners (RNPs) qualification, both accredited by ACPO