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Course Duration

2 years 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification

Work-Study Diploma

Join this course and learn to perform rehabilitative activities to clients affected by physical injuries, illnesses, developmental disabilities or psychosocial dysfunctions.

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to use various therapist-prescribed assessment tools and carry out therapist-prescribed treatment plans for clients affected by physical injuries, illnesses, developmental disabilities or psychosocial dysfunctions. You will also learn strategies to promote health and wellness related to active ageing.

Apply your knowledge and gain real-life (on-the-job) training at nursing homes, community hospitals and day care centres.


A team player and possess good interpersonal skills. Trainees are expected to assist therapists in educating patients/clients and caregivers on therapeutic interventions. Trainees are to be able to work in fast-paced environment to support department administration and operations.

Job Role:

The job role of Therapy Assistant includes & not limited to assisting therapists in clients assessment and conducting assessment & outcome measures for clients as prescribed by the therapist. Other job role includes assist the therapists in carrying out treatment plan, ensure proper documentation of client’s care & progress and maintain inventories & rehabilitation equipment.

Some of our partners:

Tan Tock Seng Hospital   |   Kwong Wai Shui Hospital   |   Ren Ci Hospital

Employers that wish to offer training places, please click HERE.

What you'll learn

  • Supervise, train and mentor therapy assistants/aides
  • Implement group activities for assigned patient/client groups
  • Implement therapy interventions as instructed by the therapist
  • Conduct community reintegration training as prescribed by therapist
  • Provide patient/client and caregiver education as instructed by the therapist
  • Conduct routine assessment and outcome measures for patients/clients as prescribed by the therapist

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  1. ITE graduates from any one of the following courses:

    Nitec with GPA ≥ 2:

    • Community Care & Social Services
    • Nursing

    Higher Nitec:

    • Paramedic & Emergency Care


    In-service employees with:

    • Equivalent qualifications such as Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) qualifications and relevant Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQs), such
      as WSQ Higher Certificate in Healthcare Support (Therapy Support)
    • Relevant work experience with at least two years of relevant work experience
    • Strong employer endorsement
  2. Pass company screening and interview, and be employed as Therapy Assistants

Progression Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma graduates can apply to related full-time or part-time degree programmes in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) or Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), subject to the admission requirements of the university.

Work-Study Diploma in Rehabilitation Care graduates can apply for the following degree programmes, subjected to the admission requirements of NTU.


Career Opportunities

This diploma course prepares you for a professional career in the Allied Health industry. On completion of this diploma programme, you may take up jobs as Senior Therapy Assistants.