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Allied Health professionals are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders, dietary and nutrition services, rehabilitation and health systems management. Allied health professionals provide essential care for people of all ages including children, older people, people with chronic illnesses or mental ill-health, and those experiencing disability.

Allied health professionals:

  • Identify and assess issues and provide treatment to support acquisition of skills, recovery and re-ablement
  • Utilise specialised expertise in preventing, diagnosing and treating a range of conditions and illnesses
  • Work within a multidisciplinary health team to provide specialised support for different patient needs
  • Provide interventions that can reduce or remove the need for medical interventions


The allied health sector is extremely diverse with significant variation within each discipline. Allied health disciplines include

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Social work
  • Audiology
  • Speech pathology
  • Dietetics and nutrition
  • Orthoptics
  • Podiatry
  • Pharmacy assistants

Click onto the links below to find out more about the work of individual allied health professions.

Orthoptics Fact Sheet

Pharmacy Fact Sheet

Orthoptics Fact Sheet TN2

Pharmacist Fact Sheet TN3

Pharmacy Assistant Fact Sheet

Social Work Fact Sheet

Pharmacy Assistant Fact Sheet TN2

Social Work Fact Sheet TN2

Speech Pathology

Audiology Fact Sheet

Speech Pathology TN2

Audiology Fact Sheet TN2

Physiotherapy Fact Sheet

Occupational Therapy Fact Sheet

Physiotherapy Fact Sheet TN2

Occupational Therapy Fact Sheet TN2

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