Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer
The Chief Allied Health Officer (CAHO) is the professional and strategic representative for allied health. The Chief Allied Health Officer is Ms Helen Matthews. Helen leads the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer (OCAHO) and is part of the Office of Professional Leadership and Education (OPLE) in the ACT Health Directorate, located at Bowes St, Woden.
The Office informs, guides and advocates for the ACT allied health workforce and provides evidence based advice on a range of local, national and international issues relevant to the allied health workforce. The Office also works with allied health professionals across the ACT, as well as with nursing, midwifery and medical colleagues.
At a national level, the Chief Allied Health Officer is a member of the National Allied Health Advisers and Chief Officers Committee with Allied Health Chiefs from other jurisdictions across Australia. The Office also works closely with consumers, peak bodies, professional agencies, education providers and regulators.
Free online professional development activities
A commitment to lifelong learning is common to all health practitioners. The free courses listed below may support ACT health professionals to meet ongoing professional development requirements. The purpose of this resource is to provide a common point of information sharing between health practitioners. This resource does not aim to be an exhaustive or definitive list of professional development opportunities however we welcome suggestions. Practitioners are also encouraged to seek further education opportunities via their supervisor/ manager, relevant Professional Associations and Boards.
Disclaimer: Please note that the courses listed below are not endorsed by the ACT Health Directorate. The list and links will be reviewed quarterly by the Chief Allied Health Office.
Other free professional development resource sites
If you would like to recommend a free professional development activity to the Chief Allied Health Office or provide feedback on the existing list – please complete the 4 minute survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M7ZPGLZ or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer Team
The team includes:
- Chief Allied Health Officer
- Allied Health Workforce Initiatives Coordinator
- Allied Health Workforce Development Officer
Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer, Office of Professional Leadership and Education, ACT Health Directorate
Telephone: (02) 5124 9545
GPO Box 825
Canberra City ACT 2601