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New information for osteopathy students and graduates

04 Dec 2015

From today, osteopathy students and graduates have a new way of finding out about becoming a registered osteopath.

The three minute video, which was launched today by the Osteopathy Board of Australia, outlines what graduates need to do before they can register and practise as osteopaths, and what they need to do to renew their registration each year once they are registered.

Board Chair, Dr Nikole Grbin, said the video is a quick and easy way for graduates and students close to finishing their studies to find out what they need to do before applying for registration.

‘Finishing studies is the first big step towards being an osteopath,’ Dr Grbin said.

‘The next step is to understand the registration standards that need to be met to become registered with the Osteopathy Board of Australia and join the ranks of Australia’s 2,000 registered osteopaths,’ she said.

‘Their name must appear on the public register in order to practise and start to call themselves an osteopath.’

In addition to outlining the standards graduates must meet to become registered, the video also includes information about the ongoing obligations for osteopaths.

This video and other information for students and graduates is available on the Student registration page of the Osteopathy Board's website.

For more information

  • Access the video.
  • For registration enquiries: 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 9275 9009 (overseas callers)
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
Page reviewed 4/12/2015