Victorian Allied Health Professionals Association
VAHPA is a specialist Union that promotes and defends the industrial, professional and democratic interests of our members.
As a not-for-profit association that is run by and for members, we encourage all Allied Health Professionals to join and be active in VAHPA.
- To achieve fairness, equality and opportunity in the workplace and the wider community
- To promote recognition and respect for the role of Allied Health Professionals in a caring community and a healthy society
- To create a healthcare system that supports Allied Health Professionals to deliver high-quality care in work that is meaningful and appropriately rewarded
- To improve the general well-being of Allied Health Professionals and seek a future for our members, families and communities that is equitable and sustainable
- To build a democratic organisation that delivers services and benefits to members efficiently
- To organise workplaces so that our members are empowered to achieve their professional objectives and industrial aspirations
- To win concrete improvements in the pay, conditions and rights of our members
- To provide leadership on professional issues including standards, innovation, education, funding, policy and legislative reform
- To form cooperative alliances with professional associations, unions and other organisations in pursuit of our members’ interests
HESTA’s here for you. For people in health & community services. For employers to make their lives easier. For members to make their retirements better. And we’re here for the long run.
We look after the super of 820,000+ members and invest $36 billion globally on their behalf.
But we never lose sight of the fact that it’s not only about strong performance figures – it’s about helping our members enjoy a retirement they’ve worked hard for.
We’re the only industry super fund solely dedicated to people in health and community services, so we’re not like a lot of traditional super funds. We understand what you do. Why you do it. And what makes your employees tick.
We’re proud to be a part of your team. And, to stand alongside our partners and members, while advocating for a super system that better caters for people working in health and community services, women and First Australians.
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Biomedical Research Victoria (BioMedVic)
Biomedical Research Victoria (BioMedVic) is the state’s leading network of universities, academic hospitals, medical research institutes, CSIRO and other research organisations. Our vision is for the Victorian health and medical research sector to be a global leader in innovation, to improve health and to create wealth. BioMedVic helps its members develop vibrant relationships with one another, with industry and with government. A unique constellation in Australian research circles, BioMedVic ensures the collective needs of the research community are heard by government and that industry and academia engage in conversation.
RockTape is the world’s best kinesiology tape. It can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries,including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee and back pain. RockTape microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, creating a decompressive effect. Stretchier, stickier and stronger than the competition, RockTape is preferred by athletes and medical professionals throughout the world.
The Posture Medic is a posture reminding resistance band that helps you stretch, strengthen and stabilise your back. Posture Medic helps stabilise your posture by holding your shoulders further back and reminding you to “straighten up”. Wear the Posture Medic to help you develop the habit of straightening your back and shoulders. And you can do this without missing a beat!
EViTAH is a multi-institutional NHMRC funded project partnering with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services seeking to understand how to best translate evidence into practice in the Allied Health professions. We are currently collaborating with health services, allied health managers and clinicians from around Australia to be involved in a range of projects that make up this initiative. Contact Jenni.White@monash.edu for more information.
Cyber Clinic is a software platform (Website and App) that provides face-to-face mental health consultations online – anytime, anywhere! Patients and Mental Health Practitioners can have the convenience of consulting in the comfort of their home with simply a smart phone and wireless connection, safe in the knowledge that their conversations are private, confidential and secure.
There are 4.6 Million Australians suffering from a mental illness every year and 3 Million do not receive help. Cyber Clinic will revolutionize mental health treatment by providing access to treatment; patients can search for a practitioner online, book an appointment online, conduct the consult, pay and get their medicare rebate all online. With increasing reliance on technology a virtual system removes the reliance on physical space and makes it convenient and cost-effective for therapy anytime, anywhere!
Australian Catholic University
ACU’s Faculty of Health Sciences engages in innovative research and teaching within an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. The Faculty offers postgraduate programs by coursework and by research for professionals in an extensive range of areas including clinical education, public health and rehabilitation (with specialisations in gerontological physiotherapy, neurological physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology).