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Employment Outlook

Allied Health Assistant

Allied Health Assistants organise, plan, control and co-ordinate all professional and administrative aspects of health and welfare services.


Average wage for

Employment Levels

Around 21,800 people are currently employed as Allied Health Assistants in Australia. This is set to increase to 28,900 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

35% of all Allied Health Assistants are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Allied Health Assistants is TAS, with only 0.8%.

Gender Split

This is a very female dominated industry with 22.9% of Allied Health Assistants being male and 77.2% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Allied Health Assistants is 45-54 years old, with 36.8%. A small percentage (4.6%) of people get into this career path older, aged 65 and over. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Allied Health Assistants, with 12.4% aged 25-34.

Hours Worked

Allied Health Assistants work an average of 39.1 hours a week which is 1.8 hours lower than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Allied Health Assistants have a Post Graduate/ Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate qualification (35.8%) or are at a Advanced Diploma/Diploma level (25.7%). 92% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 8% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Allied Health Assistant Duties & Tasks

  • Providing overall management and direction management for the facility, service, centre or organisation
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring standards, policies and procedures for nursing, medical, allied health and administrative staff
  • Coordinating and administering health and welfare programs and clinical services
  • Monitoring and evaluating resources devoted to health, welfare, housing, recreation, employment, training and other community facilities
  • Facilitating administrative operations such as report preparation, budget planning and expenditure on supplies, equipment and services
  • Liaising with other health and welfare providers, boards and funding bodies to discuss areas of health and welfare service cooperation and coordination
  • Advising government bodies about measures to improve health and welfare services and facilities
  • Representing the organisation in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums
  • Controlling selection, training and supervision of staff



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.