How to become a Diversional Therapist

Diversional therapists provide recreational and leisure services for individuals in healthcare centres and in the community to encourage them to take part in activities, assist in their social development and promote a sense of wellbeing.

Personal requirements of a Diversional Therapist

  • Enjoy helping and interacting with people
  • Interested in leisure and recreation as a way of promoting wellbeing
  • Sensitive to the needs of a wide range of individuals
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to coordinate and lead group activities

Education & Training for a Diversional Therapist

To become a diversional therapist you usually have to complete a degree in health science at university with a major in leisure and health or therapeutic recreation. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with English. A number of universities in Australia offer degrees in these areas. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Additional Information

Before undertaking clinical placements required by courses, students will need to obtain a National Police Certificate, a Provide First Aid Certificate and immunisations, and undergo a Working with Children Check. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. Graduates of the degree courses may be eligible for membership of Diversional Therapy Australia.




Additional Information
Before undertaking clinical placements required by courses, students will need to obtain a National Police Certificate, a Provide First Aid Certificate and immunisations, and undergo a Working with Children Check. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. Graduates of the degree courses may be eligible for membership of Diversional Therapy Australia.
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