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Allied Health Professions' Office of Queensland

The Allied Health Professions' Office of Queensland plays a key role in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to ensure an appropriately skilled allied health workforce to meet the current and future health service needs of Queensland.

Queenslanders and visitors to the state have access to over 9000 allied health professional and technical staff, who work along side doctors and nurses to provide optimum health care.

Allied Health Professions include:
  • Art Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Clinical Measurements
  • Clinical Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Leisure Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Neurophysiology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Orthoptics
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physicists
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiography
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Social Work
  • Sonography
  • Speech Pathology
  • Welfare Officers

Allied health strategies

The Allied Health Professions' Office of Queensland has developed the Optimising the allied health workforce for best care and best value: A-10 year Strategy 2019-2029 (PDF 1875 kB) that sets out the overarching vision, strategic priorities and associated initiatives to build the future of allied health for Queensland Health and make a difference to the lives of Queenslanders over the next 10 years. This strategy will be underpinned by a number of domain-specific strategies including clinical education and training, research and digital. The domain-specific strategies will be published once they are finalised.

The Allied Health Clinical Education and Workforce Training Plan 2020-2029 (PDF 3825 kB) provides direction for the allied health workforce to work collaboratively and invest in education and training initiatives to build workforce capacity and capability across the continuum, from pre-entry and new graduate support to the establishment of sustainable service-integrated training pathways for current and future models of care.


The Cunningham Centre Allied Health Education and Training team provides a range of education and training products that are specifically designed to support allied health clinicians, managers and assistants in their work roles, and to increase the capability and confidence of the allied health workforce.

Last updated: 13 December 2017

Contact information

Phone: +61 7 3328 9298