Overseas-trained Osteopaths

Practising Osteopathy in Australia

NB. An application for a visa is separate to an application for entry via the Skilled Occupation List - success in one does not automatically guarantee success in the other.


New Zealand Osteopaths

New Zealand osteopaths holding current registration and an Annual practising certificate can apply for registration as an osteopath in Australia under the Commonwealth Trans-Tasman mutual recognition act 1997 (TTMR).


Other Overseas Osteopaths

The Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council assesses all other overseas-trained osteopaths, looking at their skills and qualifications. 

 

What's involved in the assessment process?

AOAC conducts initial desktop assessments and advises candidates whether they are eligible to be assessed by the Osteopathy Board of Australia via Standard pathway; or Competent authority pathway.

Depending on your eligible pathway, your steps towards assessment may include:

  • Written paperwork assessment

  • Written exam

  • Portfolio assessment

  • Practical clinical exam

  • Open book exam

  • Assessment (open-book) on Information on the practice of Osteopathy in Australia - A guide for graduates trained overseas

  • Supervised practice under provisional registration for a minimum of six months

  • Apply for general registration to practice as an osteopath in Australia

Read the Osteopathy Board of Australia's Pathways and Application Process for Overseas-trained Osteopaths.

Read the AOAC Guide for Qualifications & Skills Assessments


More Information

  • Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council - an independent organisation to assess and accredit osteopathic education programs leading to eligibility for registration as an osteopath in Australia, as well as assessing the suitability of overseas qualified osteopaths to practice in Australia.

Osteopathy Australia Partners

We work with these complementary key organisations as an essential part
of providing high quality healthcare for Australians.

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OBA
RMIT University
Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
Brooks Shoes
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
Worksafe ACT
London College of Animal Osteopathy
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National Rural Health Alliance
Member Advantage
SCU
DVA
Arthritis Australia
AHPA
MAC SA
Medicare
Cliniko
Sleepmaker
MAIB
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Workcover WA
Better Pain Management
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Health Workforce Australia
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VIVOBAREFOOT
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VIC Worksafe
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Insurance Commission of WA
Victoria University
NT Worksafe
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Pain Australia
NSW Workcover
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Kymdan
OIA
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