Governance

The Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council is the independent organisation to assess and accredit osteopathic education programs leading to eligibility for registration as an osteopath in Australia. AOAC also assesses the suitability of overseas qualified osteopaths to practice in Australia. Under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, we are the appointed accrediting authority for osteopathy in Australia in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law 2009. AOAC helps protect the health and safety of the Australian community by establishing high-quality standards of osteopathy education and assessment.

 

Constitution

AOAC’s  Constitution is the framework for how we operate. It outlines our system of governance, the powers of our Board of Directors, and the rights and obligations of our members. Our Constitution is a public document. AOAC is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

Board of Directors and Board Charter

AOAC’s governing body is our Board of Directors. The Board is established in accordance with and governed by the provisions of our constitution. The Board Charter defines the purpose, duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors.

 

The AOAC Board comprises representatives from a wide range of stakeholders, enabling us to maximise robust expert and community input into our governance decisions. Directors are selected for their skills, knowledge and experience.

 

Our Board currently consists of the following Directors:

  • Dr. Gopi McLeod (Chair) (osteopath)
  • Tracy Denning (Deputy Chair) (osteopath)
  • Professor Wendy Cross
  • Ian Locke
  • Pip Leedham
  • Melanie Hunt (osteopath)
Board Committees

As part of AOAC’s governance arrangements and accreditation responsibilities, the AOAC Board has established three committees. These help us fulfill our strategic goals and meet our legal obligations.

The Board appoints a Chair and establishes terms of reference for each committee. Each committee makes recommendations to the AOAC Board.

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Terms of Reference

 

     Ian Locke (Chairperson)

Pip Leedham (Deputy Chairperson)

Tracy Denning

Melanie Hunt

 

Accreditation
Committee

Terms of Reference

 

Professor Wendy Cross (Chairperson)
Rachel Adkins
Danielle Baxter
Dr. Gopi Mcleod PhD
Associate Professor Lainie Cameron

Qualifications and Skills Assessment Committee

Terms of Reference

 

Tracy Denning (Chairperson)
Melanie Hunt
Alison Sim

Strategic Planning

Our Strategic Statement explains our mission and objectives.

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