Allied Health Assistance

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The definition of Allied Health as stated on the Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) website is:

An allied health profession is one which has:

  • A direct patient care role and may have an application to broader public health outcomes.
  • A national professional organisation with a code of ethics/conduct and clearly defined membership requirements.
  • University health sciences courses (not medical, dental or nursing) at AFQ Level 7 or higher, accredited by their relevant national accreditation body.
  • Clearly articulated national entry-level competency standards and assessment procedures.
  • A defined core scope of practice.
  • Robust and enforceable regulatory mechanisms.

And has allied health professionals who:

  • Are autonomous practitioners.
  • Practice in an evidence-based paradigm using an internationally recognised body of knowledge to protect, restore and maintain optimal physical, sensory, psychological, cognitive, social and cultural function.
  • May utilise or supervise assistants, technicians and support workers.

Allied Health professionals include:

  • Audiologist
  • Chiropractors
  • Dieticians
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Genetic counsellors
  • Music therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthoptists
  • Orthotists / prosthetists
  • Osteopaths
  • Hospital pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Perfusionists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Sonographers
  • Speech pathologists

What is the target audience?

  • This traineeship is designed to give a basic understanding about the health industry and the possibilities of working with and helping people gain and maintain their health.

  • This traineeship is aimed to provide basic skills in order for trainees to work in an allied health setting which may include following treatment plans for therapeutic interventions and/or conducting programs under the regular direct, indirect or remote supervision of an allied health professional.

Course Features

  • Students 0 student
  • Duration10 week
  • Skill levelnewbie
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Re-take courseN/A
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