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CPD Guidelines

To meet the Osteopathy Board of Australia's CPD registration standard, the following CPD activities are required:

1. A minimum of 25 hours of CPD in each annual registration period, including four hours of Board-approved mandatory topics, as well as

2. A nationally-recognised current first aid certificate which is at least a senior first aid (level 2) certificate or equivalent.


  • To remain current, your first aid qualification should be updated every three years.
  • The requirement to undertake a CPR refresher every 12 months was removed from the revised registration standards on 1 December 2015.
  • First aid is a stand-alone requirement that does not count towards the 25 hours requirement.

Mandatory Topics

In each CPD cycle, the OBA requires osteopaths to complete a minimum of 4 hours on at least one of the following topics:

  • Osteopathy Board of Australia registration standards, codes and guidelines and overview of the National Law, particularly when new or updated versions are published
  • Advertising a regulated health service and social media policy
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Risk management
  • Record keeping
  • Informed consent
  • Effective communication
  • Professional boundaries
  • Confidentiality and privacy

View the Managing your CPD page for more information on recording your CPD and planning CPD activities.


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