How allied health care providers are regulated
The allied health workforce in Australia is regulated by either:
- national regulation by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra)
- self-regulation by a professional association that certifies qualifications, sets and maintains standards and oversees professional development.
Allied health professional organisations
Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the peak body for allied health in Australia. It represents and advocates for allied health professionals. It covers all health, disability and education systems where allied health services have a role.
Each profession has its own professional association. Most associations are members of AHPA.
Allied health in your state or territory
State and territory governments help fund and regulate allied health services. Read about allied health in your state or territory: