16 Nov 2015
Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
The online graduate application service on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website smooths the path from study to work by enabling final-year students to apply for registration four to six weeks before completing their course.
Graduates of osteopathy study must make an application for general registration and are required to return supporting documents to AHPRA by mail to complete their application. It is important that this is done as soon as possible after applying online - see Next Steps Checklist.
Certain applicants will need to apply for an international criminal history check (ICHC) before submitting their application for registration.
Graduates of approved programs of study must meet the Osteopathy Board of Australia’s registration requirements to be a registered osteopath.
Registration standards that relate to the new graduate are:
A short, animated video for graduates will be published on the Board’s website soon. It outlines the standards that must be met to become registered and also the professional standards expected of the profession to stay registered.
Graduates need to be a registered osteopath before they start practising.
There are six simple steps to registration for graduates: