Department of Health

Supervision and delegation framework for allied health assistants

This Supervision and delegation framework for allied health assistants (AHA) provides guidance and clarification on the roles, skills and contributions AHAs can make, along with guidance on the roles allied health professionals need to play in appropriately delegating tasks and supervising AHAs.

This guide is a forward-looking document that supports the development of new models of care in response to emerging patient needs.

This guide seeks to be an enabling tool to support AHPs across a range of allied health disciplines to:

  • better understand the range of roles AHAs can play in patient care
  • better understand the supervision and delegation responsibilities of an AHP working with an AHA
  • feel confident in working safely with AHAs.

Case studies

Case studies have been developed to describe how 8 different health and community services from across Victoria identified a service need and expanded their allied health services through the utilisation of allied health assistants.


Date published
03 Dec 2023

Reviewed 14 February 2024

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