Clinical skills recognition

All members of Osteopathy Australia hold university degrees in osteopathy and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Some members of Osteopathy Australia have a clinical focus area they build skills in after registering as an osteopath.

As an organisation, we have systems to recognise members with further knowledge and skills in a health care focus area. The focus areas we currently offer further recognition in are:

  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Occupational health (work injury management)
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain management
  • Sports management

The organisation offers two levels of recognition, depending on member knowledge, skill and achievement:

  • Extended Practice Recognition. This acknowledges members for growing their clinical knowledge in a focus area. This means Extended Practitioners have expanded their knowledge in a focus area beyond the level of a newly registered osteopath.
  • Advanced Practice Recognition. This is a higher-level recognition for extensive knowledge and practice skills. Osteopaths awarded Advanced Practice Recognition have enhanced abilities and reasoning in a focus area. Advanced Practice Recognition is the peak level of recognition for applied focus area clinical skills. Advanced Practitioners provide leadership and advice to Osteopathy Australia, health stakeholders and Extended Practitioners relevant to their focus areas.

 

Osteopathy Australia Partners

We work with these complementary key organisations as an essential part
of providing high quality healthcare for Australians.

BioCeuticals
GuildSuper
Guild Insurance
Medicare
ESSA
National Rural Health Alliance
Brooks Shoes
Member Advantage
Sleepmaker
Cliniko
Health Workforce Australia
AHPA
NT Worksafe
OBA
VIVOBAREFOOT
London College of Animal Osteopathy
Victoria University
Serenity HLP by Regal sleep
OIA
Wentworth Advantage
Insurance Commission of WA
NSW SIRA
TAS Workcover
AHPRA
RMIT University
Better Pain Management
MAC SA
Pain Australia
Associations Forum
OPC Health
MAIC QLD
TAC VIC
Worksafe ACT
SA Worksafe
HICAPS
Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
NSW Workcover
FlexEze
Workcover WA
VIC Worksafe
Kymdan
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
DVA
Arthritis Australia
MAIB
QLD Worksafe
SCU