AOAC | About Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
AOAC helps to protect the health and safety of the Australian community by establishing high-quality standards of osteopathic education, training and assessment.
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About Us

AOAC helps to protect the health and safety of the Australian community by establishing high-quality standards of osteopathy education, training and assessment. AOAC is the independent organisation that assesses and accredits osteopathic education programs leading to eligibility for registration as an osteopath in Australia, and assesses the suitability of overseas qualified osteopaths to practice in Australia.

 

We are the:

 

  • independent organisation to assess and accredit osteopathic education programs leading to eligibility for registration as an osteopath in Australia
  • skills assessing authority for overseas qualified osteopaths wishing to migrate under the Australian Government’s General Skilled Migration program

 

What we do

 

  • develop, review and maintain accreditation standards and processes to assess osteopathy programs of study in Australia
  • determine whether programs of study for osteopaths seeking to practice in Australia meet the required education standards
  • assess for the purpose of granting accreditation to programs leading to the eligibility of people for registration as an osteopath in Australia
  • advise and make recommendations to the osteopathic regulatory authorities relating to the accredited status to be granted to an osteopathic program
  • advise and make recommendations to the osteopathic regulatory authorities (or successor body(ies)) and other relevant interest groups on matters concerning the registration of osteopaths
  • provide information and advice to government bodies relating to law and policy concerning the registration of osteopaths in Australia
  • assess the suitability of overseas trained osteopaths to practice in Australia
  • provide information and advice to government bodies concerning the adequacy of a person’s skills in the field of osteopathy for the purposes of migration to Australia
  • establish and maintain relationships with bodies or organisations having objects and functions in whole or in part similar to the objects and functions of AOAC
  • create a policy framework that helps ensure that ‘equivalency,’ as encompassed in the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement, is maintained

 

What we do not do

 

  • register osteopaths, this is a function of the Osteopathy Board of Australia
  • deliver osteopathy education or training
  • provide information or advice on visas or immigration issues
  • find employment for osteopaths
  • make decisions about Australia’s health workforce


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