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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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The most common annual salary in AUS for an Allied Health Assistant is between $50k and $60k

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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).

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How do Allied Health Assistants rate their role?

Latest reviews from 20 Allied Health Assistants surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.5
Job satisfaction
4.3
Career progression opportunities
2.6
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
3.3
Variety of work
4.2

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Oct 2018
Allied Health Assistant is diverse and rewarding. Love it!
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Human Movement
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Aged Care
The good things
Allied Health Assistant working day is diverse and rewarding. You are constantly on the move providing assistance to other Health Professionals, conducting therapy sessions, maintaining and installing...
The challenges
Challenges include trying to fit the many work demands into a single working day. However that can also be a motivation. It’s very important to be flexible as priorities can alter very quickly and you...
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Oct 2018
An Allied health assistants role can be very diverse depending on where you work. You meet alot of people from different walks of life daily which is great!!
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Sport and Fitness
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Rehab
The good things
I enjoy helping patients achieve their longterm goals eg: Correcting gait after hip or knee surgery, building strength pre surgery.
The challenges
Seeing those with conditions such as Parkinsons disease can be hard at times. But knowing the evidence based exercises that can slow down the speed of P.D makes it a little easier to observe from the ...
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Working hours for Allied Health Assistants

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What are the job opportunities for Allied Health Assistants?

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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
12.4%
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