Department of Health

Element 3 involves collecting quantitative and qualitative data to complete a needs assessment and analysis of AHA workforce growth.


  • Measure the baseline allied health assistant (AHA) and allied health practitioner (AHP) workforce staffing profile.
  • Identify and quantify tasks currently performed by AHPs that could be delegated to an AHA.
  • Inform change management processes to increase the uptake of the AHA workforce.
  • Provide an evidence base that identifies the need for new or expanded AHA roles.
  • Inform the development of an AHA workforce strategic plan.


Element 3 takes place in months three to six of the recommended nine-month timeline.


Element 3 uses all three principles of consultation, organisational priorities and change management.

Reviewed 04 October 2015


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