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Qualifications and Training

In Australia, all osteopaths complete a minimum of five years university training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, general medical diagnosis and osteopathic techniques. They are also trained to perform standard medical 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.

Latest news

Congratulations to the winners of the Early Bird renewal draw...

Alisdair Murray, Xanthe Cibis and Beau Edwards. We look forward to seeing you at the National Conference in Noosa!

National Clinicians Network Forum

Osteopathy Australia was present at the National Clinicians Network Forum held in Sydney this week.

Annual Wage Review increase 2014/2015 announced

Fair Work Commission (FWC) Panel has increased the minimum wage rates by 3 per cent from the first full pay period
on or after 1 July 2014.