Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) and its members regularly develop resources and guidance to help allied health practitioners in their work and to support their ongoing education and professional development.

AHPA may also occasionally share resources developed by other organisations. The resources available through AHPA are intended to be multidisciplinary in nature and reflect the organisation’s broad focus. If you are seeking resources for a specific profession, please visit the homepage of your professional association. We ask that you do not host or reproduce these resources without express permission from AHPA or the original content developer.

17 July 2020 • Clinical practice

Communicating safe eating and drinking

Safer Care Victoria has released new guidance on communicating safe eating and drinking requirements for high-risk patients in Victorian hospitals. The guidance focuses on five key areas to guide effective communication for safe eating and drinking and provides tools for health services to help support implementation, including a fact sheet for patients, families and carers.

Visit Safer Care Victoria website

10 June 2020 • AHPA Resources

Telehealth guidance for allied health professionals

AHPA has produced a guide and several associated resources addressing technical, privacy and security, and clinical assessment aspects of telehealth for allied health professionals . These resources are intended to provide an overall introduction to telehealth and are to be used in conjunction with profession-specific guidance developed by individual professions.

Download Telehealth Guide for Allied Health Professionals (.pdf, 447.28 KB) Download Telehealth Platforms Guide for Allied Health Professionals (.pdf, 198.60 KB) Download Telehealth Checklist - Providers (.pdf, 96.69 KB) Download Telehealth Checklist - Consumers (.pdf, 105.29 KB)

20 December 2019 • AHPA Resources

NDIS Registration Support website for allied health

AHPA has launched a dedicated website with free resources to help allied health professionals meet NDIS Commission requirements and achieve NDIS provider registration.

Visit Visit NDIS Support Registration Website

5 December 2019 • AHPA Resources

Digital Health for Allied Health webinars

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is pleased to present this webinar series on digital health for allied health professionals. These webinars were developed following consultation with particular professions but their contents will also be relevant to other professions.

Slides from the webinars are also available for download.

Watch Digital Health for Allied Health webinar - dietetics Download Digital Health for Allied Health slides - dietetics (.pdf, 16.18 MB) Watch Digital Health for Allied Health webinar - physiotherapy Download Digital Health for Allied Health slides - physiotherapy (.pdf, 3.78 MB) Watch Digital Health for Allied Health webinar - psychology Download Digital Health for Allied Health slides - psychology (.pdf, 3.80 MB)

13 May 2019 • Digital health

My Health Record resources for allied health professionals

The Australian Digital Health Agency has developed new information sheets and online guidance to support allied health practitioners seeking to find out more about My Health Record. Visit the dedicated allied health section of the My Health Record website for videos and other resources.

Visit My Health Record website

9 May 2019 • Disability

NDIS Commission short course for disability workers

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission has developed a free online short course to help workers in the disability sector to better support people with disability.

The short course is called ‘Quality, Safety and You’ and covers an introduction to the NDIS, the role of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, and roles and responsibilities under the Code of Conduct including requirements related to human rights, respect and risk. The module takes around 90 minutes to complete.

Visit NDIS Worker Orientation Module

6 May 2019 • Aged Care


palliAGED is an online resource for health and allied health professionals to easily find evidence and practice tips to support older Australians at the end of their life and their families and carers. The Practice Centre provides links to, and information about, evidence-based tools and resources that you can use in practice. The Evidence Centre provides the best-available information to help answer clinical questions.

Visit palliAGED website

29 April 2019 • Disability

Communique: Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme

This communique provides information about the Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme. This has been developed to continue support for people aged 65 and over (and Indigenous people aged 50 and over) who are receiving state-managed specialist disability services but are ineligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Download Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme (.pdf, 24.09 KB)