THE AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY COUNCIL IS THE ONLY ACCREDITATION AUTHORITY FOR
PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTITIONER PROGRAMS
What is Accreditation?
Programs accredited by the Council undergo a robust peer review process and are assessed against the Accreditation Standard for Physiotherapy Practitioner Programs.
We do this to ensure that the program’s graduates – tomorrow’s Physios – have the knowledge, clinical skills and professionalism necessary for the safe and effective practice of physiotherapy in Australia.
Graduates of accredited entry-level programs are eligible to apply for professional registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board).
Independent quality assurance of Educational Providers and their physiotherapy education program(s)
Ensures graduates are suitably qualified to apply for registration to practice
Encourages continuous improvement and innovation
Programs are Accredited for up to five years. During the Accreditation period the Educational Provider is required to submit an annual report to verify it continues to meet the accreditation standard.
Typically, the report includes student enrolment data, evidence of sufficient clinical placements, changes to staffing, progress on any conditions of accreditation and identification of any major changes to the program.
From time to time Providers may be required to report on areas of special interest in the shaping of the education of the profession, e.g. simulation, inter-professional education and/or adoption of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curriculum framework.
What Are You Waiting for?
If you are an Australian Education Provider and considering Accreditation, please call us so that we can personally guide you through the process or email [email protected] and a member of our Accreditation Team will get back to you soon.
How to Apply
If you are an Educational Provider considering having your programs accredited by the Council, we recommend familiarising yourself with the USEFUL LINKS below.