The Allied Health workforce in Australia is comprised of allied health professionals, technicians, assistants, and support workers. Allied health is a rapidly growing part of Australia’s health workforce, with about 200,000 registered practitioners split across nationally and self-regulated workforces, and more than 5,400 allied health assistants and support workers.
Growth in demand for allied health services is expected to continue to grow over the next decade, especially in rural areas.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) regulates some allied health professions through the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme. Other allied health professions self-regulate through their professional association. They ensure quality by certifying qualifications, setting and maintaining standards, and overseeing professional development.
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