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Table 1 Key differences between three AHA levels

From: Pilot implementation of allied health assistant roles within publicly funded health services in Queensland, Australia: results of a workplace audit

  Clinical decision making Supervision and delegation Typical qualifications
Trainee AHA Not part of role Delegated role. Works under direct supervision from AHP ‘On the job’ training
Full (standard) scope AHA Minimal (Frequently seen patient groups/conditions with noncomplex presentations, according to protocol) Delegated role. Works under direct or indirect supervision from AHP Certificate III or Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Advanced scope AHA Some (Frequently seen patient groups/conditions, with more complex presentations, according to protocol). Delegated role. Works mostly under indirect supervision from AHP Certificate III or preferably Certificate IV Allied Health Assistance