The following instructions apply to allied health and health science professionals looking to work in Western Australia.
- Have your skills recognised.
- Register with a registration board relevant to your profession. Registration boards are statutory authorities responsible for the registration of particular professions.
Note: Step 2 only applies to Table 1 – Relevant registration board.
- It may benefit you to join a professional body relevant to your profession.
- If you are interested in working in the private sector, you may want to look into purchasing professional indemnity insurance from a reputable insurance provider.
- Obtain a working visa – The Department of Immigration (external site) can assist you with your application for a working visa permit to work in Australia.
- Find employment – allied health and health science job vacancies in the public health system are advertised on our careers page.
Note: The Department of Immigration website lists the following allied health professions as currently required in Australia.
- Medical imaging technologist
- Nuclear medicine technologist
- Occupational therapist
- Orthotist and prosthetist
- Radiation therapist
- Speech pathologist
In Western Australia, some professions:
Office of the Chief Health Professions Officer