The AOPA membership represents approximately 75% of the profession nationally. The Association provides a united voice on issues of importance to Australian practitioners and the consumers who access services. Our members are employed in numerous sectors including clinical service provision, academia, research and management.
AOPA works hard through the National Board and National Office to bring practitioners more for their membership - more value, increased access to learning and professional development, greater communication with members, greater national recognition and a higher level of advocacy and representation.
AOPA defines the essential practitioner standard and provides the community and funding bodies with the appropriate assurances of a practitioner’s qualifications, competency, professional development and ethical code. Membership to AOPA is increasingly becoming a prerequisite for both public and private sector employment and the provision of funded services.