The Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council (AOAC) is the independent accrediting authority for osteopathy education under Australia’s National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
AOAC develops and reviews accreditation standards for osteopathy programs of study in Australia. We then use the accreditation standards to determine whether programs of study for osteopaths seeking to practice in Australia meet the required education standards. All education programs leading to eligibility to apply for registration as an osteopath are subject to a national accreditation process.
Accreditation of osteopathy education programs is undertaken in the interest of public safety. AOAC is responsible for determining whether programs of study for osteopaths seeking to practice in Australia meet the required accreditation standards.
AOAC accreditation involves comprehensively examining education programs against relevant accreditation standards. Education programs that meet the standards receive accreditation.