Australian Registration

To practise physiotherapy within Australia, physiotherapists must be registered with The Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Registration is renewed annually. To maintain registration, physiotherapists must comply with the Registration Standards as developed by The Physiotherapy Board.

Once registered, physiotherapists are able to work in any State or Territory throughout Australia. The national regulatory scheme for physiotherapists is implemented by The Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA). Along with The Physiotherapy Board, AHPRA works in partnership with a total of 14 National Boards regulating registration in order to protect the public by ensuring all practitioners are safe to practise.

 

Internationally Educated Physiotherapists

Internationally educated physiotherapists must have their qualifications and skills assessed by the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC) before they are able to apply for registration with The Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Candidates who potentially hold qualifications equivalent to an accredited Australian physiotherapy program will be assessed for ‘Equivalence of Qualification’. If successful, candidates will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Substantial Equivalence’ which can be used to fulfill one of several requirements to apply for registration.

Unsuccessful candidates will be assessed on their knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes.  The APC will award a ‘Final Certificate’ on satisfactory completion of the assessment process, which can again be used to fulfill one of several requirements to apply for registration with The Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Detailed information can be found at the APC website.  

 

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