Victoria's allied health assistant workforce help ensure services in health, disability, aged care, community and other sectors function efficiently.
Allied health assistants work with allied health practitioners.
They are trained to work within a particular scope of practice and undertake tasks that are delegated to them by allied health practitioners.
This allows allied health practitioners to focus their efforts where they are needed most.
Resources have been developed to assist organisations seeking to develop an allied health assistant workforce
E-learning supervision and delegation support
We are currently working with Monash Health to update our e-learning modules focusing on delegation and supervision and delegation and supervision in disability. Updated content will be available from this page in 2023.
Supervision and delegation framework for allied health assistants
The guide seeks to provide practical information on ways of working with allied health assistants to support allied health professionals to feel confident in delegating tasks.
Supervision and delegation framework for allied health assistants and the support workforce in disability
A governance tool that provides a person-centred approach to support and achieve client goals.
Allied health assistant delegation video
View this video for examples of good delegation, and not-so-good delegation.
Victorian Assistant Workforce Model (VAWM) showcase video
View this short video showcasing the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model.
Victorian Assistant Workforce Model implementation manual: overview
Introduction to the Department of Health web manual for implementing Victoria's allied health assistant workforce model.
Methodology for implementing the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model
The methodology of the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model will assist your health service to use the allied health assistant workforce to its full scope of practice.
Element 1: Project initiation
The project initiation element contains six activities to get started on the implementation of the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model.
Element 2: Staff engagement
Element 2: Staff engagement includes activities to communicate with all levels of stakeholders in the organisation
Element 3: Data collection
Element 3 covers the data collection process. It measures the baseline staffing profile of the allied health workforce, and will inform the development of the strategic plan.
Element 4: Data analysis
Element 4 of the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model implementation involves analysing data gathered in Element 3.
Element 5: Strategic planning
Element 5 relates to developing strategic goals for the implementation of the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model.
Element 6: Project finalisation
Element 6 of the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model outlines the activities to finalise the implementation phase of the project.
Frequently asked questions for the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model
Answers to frequently asked questions for people implementing the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model.
Glossary and abbreviations for the Victorian Assistant Workforce Model
Glossary and abbreviations for terms used in the Victorian assistant workforce model.
Reviewed 03 May 2023