The Allied Health Education Group (AHEG) provides leadership for allied health education, training and professional development in the North East and Goulburn Valley areas of Victoria

First established in 2012 following a direction from the then Hume Allied Health Leaders Council (now called the OM-G Allied Health Leaders Council), the AHEG was tasked with developing a mechanism for regional allied health education coordination. 

Since 2012 the AHEG has provided opportunity for educators from rural and regional health services to collaborate and better coordinate education opportunities for the regions allied health practitioners. The AHEG has acted as the planning committee for the regional allied health conference, in addition to accessing interprofessional allied health professional development funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Our Purpose

The AHEG’s purpose is to coordinate allied health education, training, and professional development in the Northeast and Goulburn Valley areas. This enables us to strengthen our networks and promote a learning culture throughout our region. We make educational opportunities available to the region’s allied health practitioners by:

  • Developing and promoting educational programs and resources
  • Facilitating a regional allied health conference biennially
  • Submitting, administering, and accessing relevant funding
  • Conducting local education needs analysis at a regional level, whilst recognising international and national trends regarding the practice of allied health service delivery
  • Consulting as a group and with relevant stakeholders to plan, conduct and evaluate education coordinated by the group

Participating health services

How to join

We welcome allied health professionals from all sectors within the Northeast and Goulburn Valley regions, including:

  • Therapy and science disciplines
  • Clinical and non-clinical domains of practice
  • Allied health assistants
  • Allied health students 

For more information, or to discuss membership, please contact AHEG Chair Megan Tankard at megan.tankard@awh.org.au or AHEG Secretary Dana Sfetcopoulos at dana.sfetcopoulos@gvhealth.org.au