Allied health careers

Allied health professionals are crucial in promoting healthy living. They use their interpersonal and communication skills, critical thinking, and ability to work as part of a team to help improve the health and well-being of their patients.

As an allied health professional, you may work in roles such as:  

  • physiotherapist,
  • occupational therapist,
  • speech pathologist,
  • oral health therapist,
  • chiropractor, or
  • podiatrist.

No day will be the same as you work with others, finding new resolutions that make a positive impact on people’s lives.  

You’ll enjoy a career that spans many health sectors including aged care, Indigenous health, community health, health promotion, public health, health research and across hospitals, private and public facilities in metropolitans, regional and remote areas.  

The Health Care and Social Assistance industry is projected to grow by 301,000 jobs by 2026. Within this industry, the Allied Health Services sector makes up the third largest majority showing the demand for accredited allied health professionals (Labour Market Insights, 2022).   

Skills and traits

In an allied health career, you’ll be adaptable and proficient, and demonstrate care and empathy. You’ll develop strong interpersonal skills and be able to make informed decisions to help your clients progress towards their goals.

  • Compassionate and patient
  • Exemplary professional attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Practical and proficient
  • Problem solving
  • Work independently or as part of a team

Allied health degrees

Get started on the path toward your career as a health professional with an allied health course in biotechnology, chiropractic, clinical measurement, health science, nutrition, occupational therapy, oral health, pathology, physiotherapy, podiatry, or speech pathology.

You’ll learn from experienced teachers, educators and researchers, and study in purpose-built, state-of-the-art health clinics and laboratories.

CB66 - Bachelor of Allied Health

Prepare yourself for a diverse and rewarding career within emerging health roles by studying the Bachelor of Allied Health. 

CB29 - Bachelor of Oral Health

Our Bachelor of Oral Health equips you with the skills and knowledge to perform preventive and operative dentistry for patients across their lifespans.

CB77 - Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)

Study the Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and equip yourself with skills that will kick-start your journey towards a career as a Chiropractor.

CB84 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Kick-start your career as an Occupational Therapist – a rewarding career that allows you to work with people experiencing barriers in their everyday lives as the result of impairment, disability or disadvantage.

CB85 - Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Develop the knowledge and skills required to practice as a Physiotherapist. You will benefit from practical and industry relevant experience that will prepare you for a wide scope of physiotherapy roles.

CB87 - Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Equip yourself with the skills needed to start a rewarding and varied career in speech pathology. You will learn valuable skills to enable you to work with people of all ages who have communication or swallowing difficulties.

CB86 - Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours)

Develop the knowledge and skills to practice as a podiatrist dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feed and lower limbs.

CG93 - Bachelor of Medical Science (Specialisation)

Develop the expertise and skills to work as a health professional in pathology, clinical measurement, biotechnology or nutritional areas.

CL10 - Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) (no image)

Prepare for employment opportunities as a Medical Laboratory Scientist where you will conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

  • Isabel Woo smiling bluer background
    For me the best part was knowing there's so many ways that OT's can help people. I can work in pediatrics, I can work in geriatrics, it's a big range of being able to help people.

    Isabel Woo

    Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)