The Council is the assessing authority the occupation of "Physiotherapists" for the purpose of migration to Australia.
There are three different assessments you can apply for:
Please click on the headers below for more information about this assessment.
Some visas under the General Skilled Migration Program require nomination of an occupation on the "Skilled Occupation List", and assessment of skills for the nominated occupation by the relevant assessing authority. The Council is the relevant assessing authority for the occupation of "physiotherapist".
The Council performs this role separate from its role in assessing qualifications for the purpose of General Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
To apply for an Assessment for Skilled Migration, applicants must meet one or more of the following requirements:
Applicants must also meet the English Language Skills registration standard for physiotherapists.
You will be asked to provide the following during the application process:
If any of the documents above are in a language other than English, you will need to also have a translated version of the documents. The Council reserves the right to request you to provide translations completed by a translator accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
For the Assessment of Qualifications only for Temporary (Graduate) visa applicants, you will need to provide two professional references to complete a Professional Reference form. This form is included when you send hard copies of your documents to the Council.
For the Complete Skills Assessment for Permanent Residence visas, you will need to provide a Professional Reference form completed for each employer which you are claiming to have gained work experience as a physiotherapist. This form is also included when you send hard copies of your documents to the Council.
Each reference must:
If you are a new graduate, you can provide references from your clinical educators/supervisors from two different clinical rotations undertaken as part of your degree instead. Please note that work performed as a student physiotherapist or under limited registration will not be assessed as work performed at the level of a physiotherapist.
If you are self-employed, contact the Council for additional evidence to submit to support your application.
Yes. You will be asked to provide:
If any of the documents above are in a language other than English, you will need to provide a certified copy of the translated version of the documents. The Council reserves the right to request you to provide translations completed by a translator accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
In Australia, the following people are authorised to certify documents:
Outside Australia, the following people are authorised to certify documents:
The Council cannot provide specific migration advice or information on the appropriate visa selection. Advice and information on migration processes and requirements should be obtained from an Australian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission, the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection, or a Registered Migration Agent.
Important information is also available on the Australia Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/
Please use this application if you have previously completed the Assessment of Qualifications only for Temporary (Graduate) visa applicants and now require a Complete Skills Assessment for Permanent Visa Applicants.
The Additional Skills Assessment for Permanent Residence Visa Applicants can only be completed as a hard copy application. Please download the application here.