Report on the Audit of Health Workforce in Rural and Regional Australia

Allied health workforce

Page last updated: April 2008

Data collated by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations cannot be disaggregated to provide course completions for other allied health professions.

There is some dependence on overseas trained optometrists to practise in states without optometry schools. Optometrists from overseas account for approximately 20 per cent of optometrists in practice in South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia, but less 7.5 per cent elsewhere.

(Optometrists Association Australia submission)