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Allied Health Assistant

young physiotherapist nurse helping an elderly women physical rehabilitation at home
Allied Health includes any health care profession that does not include medical or nurse professionals.

Basic knowledge of medical terms.


Role Description:

  • Allied Health includes any health care profession that does not include medical or nurse professionals. Examples include Audiologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. Allied Health Assistants support and assist these health professionals with their day-to-day administrative tasks and patient care.

    Allied Health Assistants have a basic knowledge of medical terms and the skills to comply with infection prevention and control as well as assisting in patient health care programming, treatment plans and therapeutic support.

Where you might work:

  • Your workplace could be within a hospital, private practice or community health centre. You may work with a number of different allied health professionals (including occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech pathologists) or you may work with one particular professional.

Personal Attributes:

  • Communication skills are essential as this role relies on effective liaison between both professionals and patients (for example, encouraging patients to complete specific treatment plans related to injury, illness or disability-related physical issues.


Elderly person with someone holding their wrist

Career Pathway - Allied Health Assistance

Members of the allied health team provide care for patients and their families and help people improve their physical and psychological wellbeing.
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Personal Story - Allied Health Assistant (Acute and Restorative Care of the Elderly)

Carry out therapy with patients in a hospital ward, with the aim of restoring each patient’s health and wellbeing and supporting them to return home.