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.

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