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Allied Health Assistant

Work with health professionals to provide support and manage administrative aspects of patient care.

What's it like to be an Allied Health Assistant?

Allied Health Assistants support health professionals in handling appointments, coordinating health and welfare programs, and managing the administrative aspects of patient care.

Allied Health Assistant

Tasks and duties

  • Prepare and coordinate assessment, treatment plans and clinical support for patients in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, health clinicians.
  • Monitor and report changes in patients’ health status to treating professionals.
  • Provide administrative support to health professionals, including organising and filing patient reports, compiling patient histories and program documentation.
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Allied Health Assistants use fundamental medical knowledge to work with patients who may be injured, ill or disabled. Allied Health Assistants work under the supervision of health professionals.

Allied Health Assistants may work within hospitals, medical or dental practices, schools or community health centres. They usually work with a number of different allied health professionals (including occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech pathologists) or they may work with one particular profession.

What can I earn as an Allied Health Assistant?

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How to become an Allied Health Assistant


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Allied Health Assistants in Australia generally need to have completed a certificate level qualification in health.

  1. Undertake a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (HLT33015). In addition to the course work, you must also usually complete at least 80 hours of relevant work providing assistance to an allied health professional.
  2. Allied Health Assistants are generally required to have a current national police check, a working with children check and immunisations (as required in the Healthcare Workers Schedule A).
  3. Allied Health Assistants wanting to further their career can undertake additional study such as a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT34015) or choose a specialised stream in Nutrition and Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Community Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology.

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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to provide therapeutic and program support to allied health professionals.
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Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

With this certificate you will gain the skills to provide assistance to allied health professionals.

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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

This qualification will prepare you for Allied Health Assistant roles and provides a special focus on nutrition and dietetics.

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Latest Allied Health Assistant reviews

Latest reviews from 33 Allied Health Assistants surveyed on SEEK
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Mar 2021
An allied health assistant role is very rewarding as you get to see alot of positive outcomes for the patients esp in a rehab setting. The job can be tough but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Sport
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Rehabilitation
The good things
I enjoy working with various clinicians on a daily basis. Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, doctors and speech pathologists are the main disciplines I work alongside. As an AHA I learn abit o...
The challenges
The days can be long and busy, multitasking in a rehabilitation environment is vital along with quick thinking as working with patients in the older demographic can be unpredictable due to their balan...
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Mar 2021
Allied health assistant is rewarding beyond anything else i have done in my career
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Psychology (Science)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Allied health Assistant
The good things
I have the opportunity to provide hands on support for clients that have brain injuries. Seeing the progress of your client’s ability to perform tasks they found previously difficult and nigh impossib...
The challenges
Part of the trouble with the work is the difficulty in securing any type of permanency. Contract work is common practice and you can’t be sure whether your contract will be renewed despite excellent r...
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