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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
In December 2018, four Allied Health National Best Practice Allied Health Minimum Data Sets were included in METeOR, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s repository for national metadata standards for the health, community services and housing assistance sectors. This represent a huge step in ensuring that that allied health data standards are recognised at a National level and utilised for important funding work such as that undertaken by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority.
These data sets have been further developed by an allied health e-health collaborative and based on the Allied Health Minimum Dataset and Health Activity Hierarchy (HAH) 2001.
NDIS Training Modules for Allied Health Professionals
Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is pleased to present the Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Allied Health Professionals course. This course has been developed by AHPA and its member associations to provide an introduction to the Scheme for allied health professionals who may be considering providing NDIS services. More information about the training is available by clicking here.
Understanding health practitioner privacy obligations for My Health Record use
The Office of the Information Commissioner has developed a range of resources to help health practitioners to understand their privacy obligations under the My Health Record legislation and Privacy Act.