About Us

The Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences (ACDHS) is the peak representative organisation for Australian universities that provide undergraduate education in the clinical allied health sciences.

ACDHS is a forum for representation, coordination, and information sharing, and aims to strengthen the education and training of allied health practitioners in Australia to meet the needs of their communities.

ACDHS is a collective of the Australian universities that provide pre-professional education in the allied health sciences. Membership requires that a minimum of three of the following disciplines are taught and accredited:

  • Audiology
  • Clinical exercise physiology / sport and exercise science
  • Medical laboratory science
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Orthoptics
  • Paramedicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Psychology
  • Medical radiation science
  • Social work
  • Speech pathology

Member Institutions are represented by 1-2 person(s) who hold a position of senior leadership in health science faculties/colleges and have the strategic responsibility for allied health professionals (AHPs) within the institution (e.g. Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dean or Associate Dean or other similar title), or hold a senior executive/director role in health science faculties/colleges.


While we make every effort to ensure that material on this website is accurate and up to date, such material does not constitute provision of professional advice. The Australian Council of Deans of Health Sciences (ACDHS) does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency, or completeness of any material contained in this website or any linked site. Users should seek appropriate independent professional advice prior to relying on, or entering into any commitment based on materials published on this website.