Allied Health Assistants

You can make an extraordinary career as an allied health assistant. Use your fundamental health knowledge to help others through care and development.
Allied health assistant

Job duties

Allied health assistants are trained healthcare professionals who work under the supervision of qualified allied health practitioners, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and other specialists. Their role is to provide support and assistance in various therapeutic and rehabilitative activities, helping patients achieve their healthcare goals and improve their overall well-being.

Typically, you will work with different health care professionals to provide therapeutic support in a one-on-one setting.

In this role, you can expect to undertake tasks like:

  • Working under the direction of Allied Health Professionals to implement therapy treatment plans

  • Monitoring and reporting changes

  • Providing administrative support

  • Compiling patient histories

  • Coordinating health programs

  • Assisting with overall client care

Allied health assistant

Is a career in allied health
right for you?

People who thrive in allied health positions aren’t just driven to become experts in their field – they also excel in effective communication, inspiring and motivating others in challenging situations. Their work is essential in helping clients regain or maintain their health, mobility, and independence through the development and hands-on implementation of treatment plans.  

Qualities of an allied health worker

To be an allied health assistant you will need:

  • Active listening and communication skills

  • Effective time management skills

  • Ability to follow direction but also show initiative

  • Administration and attention to detail

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Monitoring and social perceptiveness

We also know that certain types of people are well suited to the role.  If you have any or all of the following, a career in allied health might be for you:

  • Positive attitude and energy

  • Growth mindset, looking to take on challenges and increase their own abilities

  • Compassionate, and have passion for the sector, empathetic and dedicated

  • Passion for helping people

  • Respectful, honest, strong moral principles

  • Supportive and encouraging towards others

  • Rapport and relationship-building skills


Allied health professional

“I enjoy meeting people from all different backgrounds – it’s such a privilege to go into someone’s home and have them share their journey with you.”


Credentials, training, and certifications

To work as an allied health assistant in home care there are a few basic requirements.

Drivers License

You need to have a Drivers Licence and access to a vehicle

First Aid Certificate

You must have an up to date First Aid Certificate


You are required to be up to date with vaccinations including Flu and COVID-19

To pursue a career as an allied health assistant, you should also complete or have completed a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (HLT33015) or higher-level qualification. If you don’t have one of these just yet, don’t worry. Our Home Care Career specialists can work with you to find funded training. 

There’s such a demand for enthusiastic workers who are ready to learn, if you show up with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, you can create an extraordinary career by move up or between different areas of the sector.

Are you ready for a career as an allied health assistant?

Register for the Home Care Careers portal today and start connecting with employers.