New competency standards launched for Australian occupational therapists

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia launched the new Australian occupational therapy competency standards (AOTCS) 2018 on Monday 21 February 2018. IAHA consulted with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Occupational Therapist Members and submitted comprehensive feedback into these new standards and is pleased that our assertions and recommendations have been taken on board and […]

NATSIHWA encourages using a ‘Scope of Practice’ for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA) has today launched a supportive publication, the National Framework for Determining Scope of Practice for the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Health Practitioner workforce. The Framework is designed to support Employers and Managers to work with their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait […]


Download Close the Gap – 10-year review here.  Australian governments must join forces with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to urgently address the national shame of a widening life expectancy gap for our nation’s First Peoples. The Close the Gap campaign will today release a 10-year review of the Closing the Gap Strategy. Close […]

Media Release: Creating Strong Pathways for Indigenous NT Youth into Health 7 February 2018

Download PDF version here. Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) is today launching the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Academy (NTAHA). The Health Academy will increase the number of young Aboriginal people completing year 12 and entering into the health workforce. This project is an innovative community led […]