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.

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