The Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited (ACN 108 663 896) is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee.

Under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS), the Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited (the Council) is the appointed accrediting authority for physiotherapy in Australia pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law 2009. The Council is appointed under an agreement with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and reports regularly to the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board).


The Constitution provides the framework for the operation of the Council, outlining the system of governance, the powers of the Board of Directors, and the rights and obligations of its members. The Constitution is a public document and may be accessed here.

Member Organisations

The Council has two current member organisations: the Council of Physiotherapy Deans Australia and New Zealand (CPDANZ), and the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). The Council works in collaboration with both these organisations for the ongoing improvement of the profession and community.

More information regarding the member organisations can be found on their websites:

Strategic Plan

In refreshing our Strategy during 2019, the Council recognised the need to be responsive and adaptable to an ever changing global environment. Whilst we are proud of what we have achieved in our last 50 years of operations, we are not content to rest on our laurels, and have sought to strategically identify the kind of value and services the Council needs to provide, in order to remain a reputable, credible, innovative, and future thinking organisation and partner.

Our Strategic Goals and priorities reflect our ongoing commitment to our purpose of championing excellence and professionalism in physiotherapy practice, as well as continuing to be a sustainable organisation, delivering high quality accreditation and assessment services to our customers and stakeholders.

The Council will continue to look for ways to innovate and improve what we currently do well as an Accreditation Authority, and seek new opportunities to use our expertise and competencies to serve the physiotherapy profession and the broader Australian and global communities.

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