How to Become an ABM ProfessionalCareer Pathways from School to ABM.
The pathway for all ABM Professionals will be along these lines:
Step 1: Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, (eg: HSC in NSW, VCE in Vic, etc) with a suitable Tertiary qualifying rank.
Step 2: Enter and complete a degree in either Veterinary Science, Chiropractic or Osteopathic Science.
To become a Veterinarian, you need to complete an undergraduate or post graduate degree in veterinary science. Depending on the university, it takes between five and seven years of study to become a veterinarian.
To become a practising Chiropractor in Australia, you need to complete 5 years of study. First, complete an accredited bachelor’s degree in Health Science, followed by a two-year Master of Clinical Chiropractic. After graduating, you need to follow the application process to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
To become a registered Osteopath, you need to complete a Bachelor degree and an additional 1 to 2 years of master’s level study in Osteopathy. After graduating, you need to follow the application process to register with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Step 3: Register and practice in your profession for a minimum of 2 years full time.
Step 4: Apply to the Graduate Diploma of Animal Biomechanical Medicine (ABM). You must be registered to practice in the jurisdiction in which you live and work. ie: If overseas qualified, you can be registered and practicing overseas and come in for the workshops. If working in Australia, must be registered in their origin profession in Australia.
Step 5: Complete the 2 year course, and pass exams to achieve your ABM Qualification.
At this stage, the course is only open to registered and qualified Veterinarians, Chiropractors and Osteopaths, not practitioners from other fields such as Physiotherapists, vet nurses, massage therapists, Exercise Physiologists etc.