Allied Health Assistants
Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) provides assistance on how to find and work with an allied health assistant and information for individuals planning to obtain a formal allied health assistant qualification though a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation.
Allied health assistants can also be called rehabilitation assistants, therapy assistants, therapy aides and support workers. Different terms may be used in different settings and in different locations.
Finding an Allied Health Assistant
Allied health assistants should not be utilised as replacements for speech pathologists, they can be a valuable adjunct to the delivery of services by a qualified speech pathologist.
If you want to know more about how allied health assistants work with speech pathologists and how they can add value to speech pathology programs, read Working with an allied health assistant: Information for speech pathology clients, including NDIS participants .
View an Easy English version of Working with an allied health assistant .
Becoming an Allied Health Assistant
The Association is unable to provide information about job prospects after completing an allied Health Assistant course and does not collect data about where positions are available and how many people are finding positions after completing training.
For further information about allied health assistant positions, talk to course providers, look at job search websites or call speech pathology providers to enquire about positions.
Training and working as an allied health assistant .