1.     Start your response to the selection criteria in a Word document and then once happy with the content, copy/paste into the nomination application online. 


2.     For individual applications, provide the panel with extra information by attaching the nominee’s current CV / resume.


3.     Ensure the nominee or the team’s headshot/team photo or logo is attached. 


4.     Address each of the selection criteria, using the word count guide. Include at least one example for each criteria that demonstrates how the nominee or the team addresses that area. 


5.     Proof read your application, ensuring all spelling/grammar/formatting has been checked


6.     Submit it online BEFORE the closing date – 5pm (AEST) 5thMay 2019. 


7.     Regardless of where you work, what area you work in or whether you work clinically, academically, individually or in a team – you are eligible for at least one of our award categories. 


8.     The Australian Allied Health Awards do not measure success by rapid service growth, social media status or financial achievement. Our values include innovation, collaboration and inspiration to achieve the best health outcomes for both the Australian public and our Allied Health community.  Demonstrating your support for these values in your approach to the selection criteria will hold your application in good stead. 


9.     If you are submitting an application for a general or team category, eg Allied Health Leadership & Management Excellence, consider including examples that demonstrate and focus on skills and experience in this area under each selection criteria.  For example, initiation, managing or leading of education programs, groups, research, charities, conferences, supervision, team members, workplace safety, strategy and growth activities – which may or may not involve direct client clinical care and may be discussed and applied with examples across many of the selection criteria. 


10.  Outstanding ‘client-centred evidence-based health outcomes’ may be clinical, academic, project or non-clinical business achievement leading to improved health outcomes for Australian population or Australian health professional colleagues. Your ‘clients’ do not need to be patients or users specifically. 


11.   Nomination applications for the team awards may demonstrate both individual and group achievements that contribute to the overall performance of a successful and thriving clinical or non-clinical team.


12.  After reading through these Top Tips, the Nomination Forms, FAQs and the Terms & Conditions documents – if you still have questions or comments please send them through to



Best of luck!

Sarena, Chris & the Australian Allied Health Awards team