Keeping the public safe takes more than the efforts of one organisation. It is important that the Osteopathy Board of Australia (National Board) works with other regulators and stakeholders.
The National Board has published a diagram of the different regulators and stakeholders in Australia that are relevant to registered osteopaths and students.
It describes the National Board’s role in the regulation of osteopaths and students under the National Scheme. It also shows several other regulators and stakeholder organisations and how they relate to osteopaths and students.
While not an exhaustive list, it gives an overview of the different entities and a short summary of their functions and/or responsibilities. The information is a guide only. For detailed information about the functions and/or responsibilities of the entities, please refer to their respective websites.
Regulates the osteopathy profession in order to protect the public:
Is assigned the accreditation functions for the osteopathy profession by the National Board:
Supports the National Board and 14 other National Boards in administering the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme:
Is the peak body representing osteopathy:
1 Nationally, except in New South Wales and Queensland where this is managed by the Health Care Complaints Commission, the Health Professional Councils Authority (HPCA) and the 15 health professional councils (see Osteopathy Council of NSW), and the Queensland
Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO), respectively.
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra)
Overview of accreditation
International regulatory stakeholders