Joining HSUWA

Who can join?

You are eligible to join the HSUWA if you are a Health Professional including all Allied Health and Medical Science roles,  Health Technician, Administrator or Clerk, Supervisor or Manager working in Health.

Our members work in public and private hospitals and health services, pathology, radiology, aged care, disability services, allied health practices, pharmacies and dental practices.

You will find more information below, including a job titles guide. If your job is not on the list below, please call our office and we will do our best to help.

Keep in mind that job titles change frequently, and new occupations and professions are added from time to time. You can add additional titles such as a senior, chief, deputy chief, co-ordinator, assistant, manager etc. If your job is not on the list below, please call our office, and we will do our best to help.

If you are not employed, but work independently as a Sole Practitioner or Trader (also known as an independent contractor), you can still join HSUWA.

It is what you do and not the way you are engaged that determines your union.

(Please note that there are consequences to Professional Indemnity Insurance cover if you are engaged as a Sole Practitioner, so speak to us first.)

Who we are:

  • Health Professionals
  • Allied Health
  • Clerks and Administrators, Managers and Executives
  • Medical Scientists, Medical Technicians and Assistants
  • Therapists
  • Researchers and Librarians
  • Allied Health Assistants
  • Therapy Assistants
  • Security 
  • Finance and Information Technology
  • Engineers

 Where we work:

  • Hospitals
  • Allied Health
  • Health Services
  • Mental Health
  • Community Health
  • Pathology
  • Medical Imaging
  • Aged Care
  • Disability Services
  • Private Health Practices

 Job list guide

(Press control+F (Windows) or command+F (Mac) and search for your job title.

  • Aboriginal Liaison Officer
  • Administration
  • Admissions and Bookings Clerks (including Theatres)
  • Anaesthetic Technician
  • Animal House Technician
  • Architectural Draughtsperson
  • Art Therapist
  • Audio Metrician
  • Audio Visual Assistant
  • Audiologist;
  • Bio-Engineer
  • Bio-Engineering Technician
  • Cardiac Scientific Officer
  • Cardiac Technician
  • Cath Lab Technician
  • Clinic Clerks
  • Clinical Coders
  • Clinical Perfusionist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Corporate Admin (Secretaries and Admin Assistants in
    non-clinical areas, language services, museum, PR, Property)
  • Craft Worker
  • Cytotechnician
  • Dark Room Assistant Film Processor
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dentist;
  • Dietitian;
  • Draughtsperson
  • E.C.G. EEG/EMG Recordist
  • ED Clerks
  • Engineer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Finance
  • Handicraft Instructor
  • Handicraft Worker
  • Health Education Officer
  • Health Information Management (includes Managers, Co-ordinators,
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • HR (includes IR, OSH, Workers Comp, education and training)
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Laboratory Technician Technical Assistant
  • Librarian;
  • Library Technician
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Management (including CEOs, Directors, senior managers, managers)
  • Maxillo Facial Technician
  • Medical Administration (Secretaries and Admin Assistants in clinical
    departments and Quality)
  • Medical Imaging Assistant
  • Medical Artist/ Photographer
  • Medical Imaging Technologist/Sonographer
  • Medical Imaging Technologist
  • Neurophysiology Technician
  • Medical Physicist
  • Medical Records
  • Medical Scientist
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Mortuary Technician
  • Music Therapist
  • Neurophysiology Technologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Optometrist
  • Orthopaedic Appliance Assistant
  • Orthopaedic Appliance Technician
  • Orthopaedic Footwear Maker
  • Orthopaedic Technician
  • Orthoptist
  • Orthotic Technician
  • Orthotist and Prosthetist
  • Outreach Worker
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomist Specimen Control Officer
  • Physicist
  • Physiotherapist Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Technologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Officer
  • Research Officer
  • Respiratory Scientist
  • Respiratory Sleep Scientist
  • Respiratory Technician
  • Security Officers
  • Shift Engineer
  • Sleep Technologist
  • Social Worker
  • Sonographer
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Supervisors (Catering, Orderlies, CSSD, Transport etc.)
  • Supply
  • Switchboard
  • Technical Officer
  • Technician (Medical Engineering and Physics)
  • Theatre Technician
  • Therapy Assistant
  • Trade Instructor
  • Transplant Co-ordinator
  • Urology Technician
  • Ward Clerks
  • Welfare Officer


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