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Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer

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

  • The Allied Health Workforce Plan 2022-2026 (PDF 1328 kB)
    • Guides the implementation of the workforce enabler component of the Strategy for the next five years with the vision of  optimising the allied health workforce and service models to contribute to the broader healthcare team, and provide high value, efficient and person-centred services.


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: 17 October 2022

Contact information

Phone: +61 7 3328 9298