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Qualifications and Training

In Australia, all osteopaths complete minimum, accredited university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. They are also trained to perform standard examinations of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems. These university graduates hold either a double Bachelors or Master qualification.

Osteopaths are required, by law, to maintain ongoing professional development and education every year to stay in practice. In Australia, all osteopaths are required to be government registered practitioners. If an osteopath does not appear on this register they should not practice. The register can be found at:

Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners and are trained to recognise conditions which require referral to medical practitioners or other allied health.









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*STUDENTS* - Relocation Scholarship Eligibility.

A once a year payment if you get ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance and need to move from a regional or remote area for higher education study.

*SAVE THE DATE* - 2018 National Conference - Cairns

The 2018 Osteopathy Conference will be held from October 12th - 14th at the Cairns Convention Centre.