Allied and scientific health

Important information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations


Directions under the Emergency Mangement Act 2004


All persons engaging in work or duties at a health care setting are required to comply with the South Australian Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 No 3.


All persons engaging in work or duties at a Residential Aged Care Facility health care setting are required to comply with the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 42) (COVID-19) Direction 2021.


Proof of vaccination can include your COVID-19 digital certificate accessed via Medicare or an immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register. More vaccine information is available in the FAQs.


For more COVID-19 information: About COVID-19 (health-specific) and SA Government COVID-19 website.

Allied and Scientific Health Office

SA Health has over 4000 allied and scientific health professionals who provide a range of diagnostic, technical and therapeutic services to South Australians.

The Allied and Scientific Health Office (ASHO), informs, guides and advocates for SA Health's allied and scientific health workforce.

Allied and scientific health professions include:

  • art or music therapy
  • audiology
  • cardiac physiology
  • dental therapy
  • epidemiology
  • exercise physiology
  • genetic counselling
  • nuclear medicine technology
  • nutrition and dietetics
  • occupational therapy
  • optometry
  • orthoptics
  • orthotics and prosthetics
  • perfusion
  • pharmacy
  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry
  • psychology
  • radiation therapy
  • radiography
  • social work
  • sonography
  • speech pathology.

ASHO provides support as required for the scientific professions such as medical and grant funded scientists and the allied and scientific health assistant workforce.

Allied and Scientific Health Position Statement

The Allied and Scientific Health Position Statement (PDF 371KB) outlines four key domains through which the allied and scientific health professions contribute to the health of South Australians, and highlights the role of the ASHO in supporting and advocating for these professions.

This position statement can be utilised to support communication with a range of stakeholders, to promote an understanding of the role of allied and scientific health professions and the value contributed by this group of professions.

Contact us

Allied and Scientific Health Office (ASHO)
Office for Professional Leadership, SA Health

Postal address: 11 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000
Email: HealthAlliedandScientificHealth@sa.gov.au