Established in September 2020, the Allied Health Assistant Network of Australia (A.H.A.N.A) is a national network for Allied Health Assistants (AHAs). We support Allied Health Assistants (AHAs) to improve the output, quality and efficiency of Allied Health (AH) professionals and services provided both publicly, privately and within the disability, acute care and community fields across Australia.
AHAs enable Allied Health to deliver its maximum scope of practice. This network works to benefit both Assistants and Professionals who provide delegation, across all of the AH spectrum. This encompasses Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Dietetics, Podiatry, Recreational Therapy, Social Work and Exercise Physiology.
AHANA aims to raise the awareness of how AHAs support and resource AHPs to meet the increasing demands on the health system and enhance the quality of life of the Australian population.
AHANA supports, promotes, informs and advocates for Allied Health Assistants (AHAs) in:
Consultation and benchmarking.
A national peak body for Allied Health Assistants would enable such things as:
The establishment of regular national AHA Professional development forums and/or events
Enhanced research capacity
Equity and transferability of the workforce
Advocacy for scope of practice and recognition.
AHANA continues to seek representatives and members from all states and territories to assist in its development and to continue to reflect our national collegial collaboration.
Allied Health Assistant courses
Professional Development courses, resources
AHA Journals and Research Articles
State Specific Information