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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: http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx

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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Latest news

2018 Budget Update

Another year, another budget, another set of broad commitments by the government without a lot of specific benefit for allied health practitioners. On first analysis, there is little that is likely to address out-of-pocket costs and limited access to allied health services for those without the capacity to fund their own care. The following is a snapshot of some budget items that may impact you, your patients, your business or the broader health system.

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF AUDITOR

The Board of Osteopathy Australia hereby advise that the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) has consented to the resignation of the current auditor of Osteopathy Australia, River Rd Audit (formerly trading as YCG). Osteopathy Australia has received the formal resignation letter, dated 4 May 2018.