Image by Alexandra Gorn

AHA/AHT/Novice Therapist Program

We are building an innovative framework for our next generation of great clinicians

In our QLD team, we are currently carrying out a significant reform of our support system to our allied health assistant/allied health therapy trainee. The reform is based on the feedback provided by our previous AHA/AHT as well as our new graduate therapists that we are trying to build up a sustainable, supportive & feasible framework to help our new generation of clinicians to grow. 

We have included the following focused areas of change, with the support of our clinical educator and AHT coordinators:​

1. Progressive role & task changes as per the allied health trainee's level of experience and availability;

2. Appointment of a primary supervisor to each of the trainee to ensure their regular access to supervision and support ;

3. Rotational caseload between physical, psychosocial & paediatrics caseloads;

4. Involvement of AHA/AHT in CPD and quality improvement activities;

5. Loyalty and performance reward for successful candidates who transitioned from an AHT to a new graduate/novice level of clinician

We are ongoingly reviewing this model and we will be inviting the AHA/AHT to contribute to this process. We are confident that it will continue to evolve to provide better support and growth opportunity for our next generation of GRS clinicians. 

GRS Allied Health Assistant_Trainee & No
Frame 77.png