The Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited (the Council) is the Accrediting Authority for entry-level physiotherapy programs in Australia.
Accreditation provides recognition of the quality of an Education Provider's program and encourages continuous quality improvement through regular self-reporting and benchmarking. The Council’s accreditation processes assure the regulating authority, the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (PhysioBA), that a physiotherapy program is appropriately structured and managed to produce graduates who will perform as ethical and competent physiotherapy practitioners. Accreditation by the Council enables the PhysioBA to determine whether it will grant a program ‘Approved’ status.
An entry-level physiotherapy program must gain and maintain an Approved Program of Study status from the PhysioBA in order for its graduates to meet the PhysioBA's educational requirement to apply for general registration. A current list of the Approved Programs of Study can be accessed via this link.