Allied Health assistants

Allied Health Assistants (AHA) support the work of allied health professionals in various clinical and non-clinical tasks. This helps allied health professionals focus on the complex work and allows for more care to be delivered to patients.

Allied Health Assistants (AHA) support the work of allied health professionals in various clinical and non-clinical tasks. This helps allied health professionals focus on the complex work and allows for more care to be delivered to patients.

AHAs work across many disciplines including dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, social work and speech pathology. They may work in hospital settings in acute care, rehabilitation, aged care, mental health and in community care at various health centres in the ACT.

Allied Health Assistance is a recognised profession at ACT Health and therefore in scope for the allied health credentialing and scope of clinical practice process. This will need to be completed before starting clinical duties, and then once every year thereafter. ACT Health also provides governance to this workforce through a dedicated Supervision and Delegation Framework for AHAs.

You can check current job vacancies at ACT Government Jobs and the careers section of this website.

For further information, please contact the:
ACT Health Allied Health Assistant Clinical Development Coordinator
Phone: (02) 6205 0893 ChiefAlliedHealthOffice@act.gov.au

Allied Health Assistant Network

The Allied Health Assistant Network hold regular meetings and brings together all allied health assistants working in the ACT for networking, professional development and shared learning. For more information and details of our next meeting, please contact Leanne Pagett:
ACT Health Allied Health Assistant Clinical Development Coordinator
Phone: (02) 6205 0893 ChiefAlliedHealthOffice@act.gov.au

Page last updated on: 18 Oct 2018