Australian Providers


Why Accreditation?

Accreditation by the Council enables the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board) to determine whether it will grant a program Approved Program of Study status.

An entry-level Physiotherapy program must gain and maintain an Approved Program of Study status from the Board so that its graduates meet the Board‘s  educational requirement to apply for general registration.

What Must the Programs Include?

Programs must address all the relevant attributes and competencies defined in the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds – Australia & NZ, ensuring graduates who can practice safely within an ethical framework, as defined in the Board’s Code of Conduct for Registered Health Practitioners.

Applying for Accreditation

When intending to offer a new Physiotherapy program, Education Providers are encouraged to contact the Council early in the planning phase to clarify requirements and consider the process timelines.

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A Typical Time-Frame for a New Program is Outlined in the Following Diagram:

The Process

  • Initial discussions between Education Provider and the Council
  • Education Provider submits Expression of Interest
  • Reviewed by accreditation team with feedback to Provider
  • Education Provider submits Accreditation Application
  • Accreditation Panel reviews application and prepares an Initial Report as feedback to the Provider and to inform the preparation for the site visit
  • Site visit undertaken
  • Panel prepares Report, Education Provider has opportunity to correct errors of fact
  • Decision Statement and Final Panel Report prepared for Accreditation Committee review and recommendation to Council’s Board of Directors
  • Accreditation Decision by Council Board of Directors
  • Notification of Accreditation outcome to the Board
  • Board decision on Approved Program of Study status
  • Notifies the university of the outcome


If you are an Australian Education Provider and considering Accreditation, you can call us so that we can personally guide you through the process OR email accreditation@physiocouncil.com.au and a member of our Accreditation Team will get back to you soon.

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