How to become a diversional therapist

Design and implement recreation and leisure programs to help improve clients physical and psychological wellbeing.

Pathways to this career

  1. Complete a formal qualification in diversional therapy.
  2. Major in leisure and health or therapeutic recreation and secure the most relevant pathway.
  3. Get a National Police Certificate, First Aid Certificate, Working with Children Check. Updated immunisations are also a condition of any clinical placements.
  4. Share your journey with other therapists and join any associations, such as Diversional Therapy Australia.

What does a diversional therapist do?

Duties and tasks

  • Plan and run leisure and recreation activities including outings and general exercise.
  • Evaluate clients’ needs and assess their abilities.
  • Know community leisure and recreation resources and facilities.
  • Assist with training and supervising volunteers and staff.

Industry bodies

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