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