Association overview

The objects of AOPA are to:

  • promote the training, education and professional status of orthotist/prosthetists
  • promote honourable practice, eliminate malpractice and decide questions of professional usage and courtesy among orthotist/prosthetists

Strategic focus

In order to achieve its mission, AOPA seeks to attain results in the following areas:

  • professional development
  • advocacy, lobbying and representation
  • professional recognition both domestic and internationally
  • enhance the Association’s self regulation mechanism

AOPA 2015-17 Strategic Plan

AOPA 2014-15 Annual Report

AOPA Standards

AOPA is the peak professional body representing orthotist/prosthetists nationally. In the absence of government registration, AOPA self regulates the profession, setting standards which the membership are required to uphold. These standards ensure that orthotist/prosthetists work to a high level of professionalism and provide a quality service that inspires client confidence.

AOPA aims to develop and maintain excellence in the practice of orthotics and prosthetics through the setting of standards, codes and management of a robust, mandatory CPD program. The AOPA CPD program ensures the membership is actively updating their knowledge and skills relevant to their practice for the benefit of consumers and clients that access their services. To view the suite of AOPA standards, click here.


Through the Association's advocacy work, the Australian profession has gained widespread recognition for professional excellence. AOPA aims to strengthen alliances with federal and state government, industry stakeholders, employers and the public. AOPA will continue to represent our membership and consumers on a wide range of issues including qualifications, professional standards and funding matters. To view AOPA's publicly available submissions, click here