Allied Health

We offer employment opportunities for allied health professionals who are passionate about providing safe, quality patient-centred care.

ACT Health offers employment opportunities for allied health professionals across many disciplines. We also have structures in place to allow career progression and graduate employment opportunities. Please visit ACT Health Current Vacancies for employment opportunities.

Various ACT Government Directorates also offer allied health employment. For more information, visit ACT Government jobs.

Employment Classification Structure

Most allied health professions follow the six level Health Professional Classification structure for career progression. You can find this in the ACT Public Sector Health Professionals Agreement 2013-2017.

Progression from one classification level to the next is based on the principle of merit selection.

Further information on each classification level can be obtained from the Allied Health Professional Classifications and Career Structure  

Medical Physics, Radiation Therapy, and Dental Therapy are covered by discipline specific classifications set out in the ACT Public Sector Health Professionals Agreement 2013-2017.

Allied health assistants are covered by a 3 level Allied Health Assistant classification as set out in the ACT Public Sector Support Services Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017. Some allied health assistants are employed under the ACT Government Technical and Other Professional Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017. Moving forward the intention is that new Allied Health Assistant positions advertised by ACT Health will be advertised under the Allied Health Assistant classification.

Salary and conditions

Salaries for health professional, radiation therapy, dental therapy and medical physics classifications are set out at Annex A-Classifications and Rates of Pay in the ACT Public Sector Health Professionals Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017.

This Agreement also describes the conditions of employment.

Salaries for allied health assistants employed under the AHA classification are set out at Annex A-Classifications and Rates of Pay in the ACT Public Sector Support Services Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017.

This Agreement also describes the conditions of employment.

Salaries for allied health assistants employed under the Technical Officer classification are set out at Annex A-Classifications and Rates of Pay in the ACT Public Sector Technical and Other Professionals Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017.

Increment structure

Each health professional classification includes a series of increments or pay points. Most of these are automatically applied on the anniversary of an employee’s commencement with ACT Health.

Any enquiries regarding starting salary should be discussed with the contact officer or at interview.

Provisions for accelerated increment advancement are also available to eligible staff under specific situations, details of which are outlined at Section C-Rates of Pay and Allowances in the various Enterprise Agreements.

HP3 Personal Upgrade Scheme for the Recognition of Excellence and restricted pay points

Advancement to pay points 4 and 5 of the Health Professional Level 3 classification is restricted and can only be accessed once an applicant has been formally assessed by the appropriately convened HP3 Upgrade Scheme Assessment Panel and found to meet the requirements of the HP3 Personal Upgrade for the Recognition of Excellence Scheme.

Employment Classification Structure

Most allied health professions follow the six level Health Professional Classification structure for career progression. You can find this in the ACT Public Sector Health Professionals Agreement 2013-2017.

Progression from one classification level to the next is based on the principle of merit selection.

Further information on each classification level can be obtained from the Allied Health Professional Classifications and Career Structure.  

Medical Physics, Radiation Therapy, and Dental Therapy are covered by discipline specific classifications set out in the ACT Public Sector Health Professionals Agreement 2013-2017

Allied health assistants are covered by a 3 level Allied Health Assistant classification as set out in the ACT Public Sector Support Services Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017. Some allied health assistants are employed under the ACT Government Technical and Other Professional Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017.

In the future, Allied Health Assistant positions advertised by ACT Health will be advertised under the Allied Health Assistant classification. 

Salary and conditions

Salaries for health professional, radiation therapy, dental therapy and medical physics classifications are set out at Annex A-Classifications and Rates of Pay in the ACT Public Sector Health Professionals Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017.

This Agreement also describes the conditions of employment.

Salaries for allied health assistants employed under the AHA classification are set out at Annex A-Classifications and Rates of Pay in the ACT Public Sector Support Services Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017.

This Agreement also describes the conditions of employment.

Salaries for allied health assistants employed under the Technical Officer classification are explained in Annex A-Classifications and Rates of Pay in the ACT Public Sector Technical and Other Professionals Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017.

Increment structure

Each health professional classification includes a series of increments or pay points. Most of these are automatically applied on the anniversary of an employee’s commencement with ACT Health.

Any enquiries regarding your starting salary should be discussed with the contact officer or at your interview.

Provisions for accelerated increment advancement are also available to eligible staff under specific situations. These details are outlined at ‘Section C-Rates of Pay and Allowances’ in your relevant Enterprise Agreements.

HP3 Personal Upgrade Scheme for the Recognition of Excellence and restricted pay points

Advancement to pay points 4 and 5 of the Health Professional Level 3 classification is restricted and can only be accessed you have been formally assessed by the appropriately convened HP3 Upgrade Scheme Assessment Panel and found to meet the requirements of the HP3 Personal Upgrade for the Recognition of Excellence Scheme.

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Page last updated on: 2 Oct 2018