Allied health in schools

Allied health services sit outside of traditional medical, dental or nursing services and the service providers often work in multidisciplinary teams to provide specialist support. The allied health services included within this scheme are:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech pathology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise physiology
  • Behaviour support.

There are a range of services that can be delivered under the umbrella of specialist allied health services as part of this Scheme, including:

  • Conducting therapeutic, behaviour, risk, assistive technology, or environmental assessments
  • Developing and implementing support plans, in collaboration with school staff, parents and carers, and other service providers working with students
  • Delivering structured support programs to students
  • Training school staff to support learning, safety and wellbeing at school.

For more details on these services, please review these fact sheets.

Regional areas as specified within the scheme.

The regions as defined by this scheme are:

Capital Region - Queanbeyan, Snowy Mountains, South Coast, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Young-Yass

Central Coast - Gosford and Wyong

Central West - Bathurst, Lachlan Valley, Lithgow-Mudgee and Orange

Coffs Harbour – Grafton - Clarence Valley and Coffs Harbour

Far West and Orana - Bourke-Cobar-Coonamble, Broken Hill and Far West and Dubbo

Hunter Valley excl. Newcastle - Lower Hunter, Maitland, Port Stephens and Upper Hunter

Illawarra - Dapto-Port Kembla, Kiama-Shellharbour and Wollongong

Mid-North Coast - Great Lakes, Kempsey-Nambucca, Port Macquarie and Taree-Gloucester

Murray - Albury, Lower Murray and Upper Murray

New England and North West - Armidale, Inverell-Tenterfield, Moree-Narrabri and Tamworth-Gunnedah

Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Richmond – Tweed - Richmond Valley and Tweed Valley

Riverina - Griffith-Murrumbidgee, Tumut-Tumbarumba and Wagga Wagga

Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven

Sydney - Baulkham Hills and Hawkesbury, Blacktown, City and Inner South, Eastern Suburbs, Inner South West, Inner West, North Sydney and Hornsby, Northern Beaches, Outer South West, Outer West and Blue Mountains, Parramatta, Ryde, South West and Sutherland


  • Teaching and learning


  • Access and equity
  • Disability
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Services for schools

Business Unit:

  • Inclusion and Wellbeing
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