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Clinical Governance Framework - Allied Health Professions' Office of Queensland

The Allied Health Clinical Governance framework draws together allied health clinical governance principles, structures, policies and processes to provide a systematic and consistent approach to delivering quality clinical care across Queensland Health.

The Allied Health Clinical Governance framework (PDF, 620KB) was revised in 2018.


The Credentialing and Defining the Scope of Clinical Practice Health Service Directive (#QH-HSD-034: 2014 (PDF 270 kB)) identifies the mandatory requirements for credentialing and defining the scope of clinical practice for allied health professionals working in Queensland Health facilities. This is supported by the Guideline for Credentialing and Defining the Scope of Clinical Practice and Professional Support for Allied Health Professionals (#QH-HSCGDL-034-2:2015 (PDF 210 kB)).

Allied Health Clinical Governance Resources

This Clinical Governance framework should be considered as a resource that allows flexibility for local implementation into diverse work areas and facilities that are serviced by allied health professionals. The links below provide credentialing templates, application forms and letters that can be modified for use by local credentialing committees.

Note, these templates are not mandatory and many Hospital and Health Services will have their own local forms for these purposes.

Application Forms


Return to practice

The return to practice guideline for the allied health workforce (PDF, 639KB) was created for hospitals and health services to use to support professionals and technicians who wish to return to practice after a period of absence or who wish to change their area of clinical practice.

The aims of the framework are to:

  • ensure clinical safety and competence during the re-entry process
  • help allied health staff change areas of practice.
Last updated: 26 September 2017

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