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This Council offers various assessment pathways that support overseas qualified physiotherapists to join the Australian physiotherapy profession.

International physiotherapists … come to Australia!
  • Getting Started

    Welcome to the first stage of your assessment journey, as you work towards your goal of becoming a registered physiotherapist in Australia.
  • Standard Assessment Pathway

    The Council’s Standard Assessment Pathway is the most common assessment pathway for overseas qualified physiotherapists wanting to be registered and work as a physiotherapist in Australia.
  • Express FLYR & FLYR Pathway

    Eligible candidates with qualifications from approved countries can access the Express FLYR Pathway and FLYR Pathway.
  • Equivalence of Qualification Pathway

    The Equivalence of Qualification Pathway is a document-based assessment of international physiotherapists’ qualifications.
  • Assessment for Skilled Migration Visas

    Assessment for Skilled Migration Visas or Skills Assessment is a document-based assessment of your qualifications and skills to ensure it meets the requirements of certain visa applications here in Australia.
  • Fees and processing times

    Overseas qualified physiotherapists are advised that payment is made at the time of applying for each assessment application.
  • Assessment FAQs

    This page provides international physiotherapists with answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about their assessment journey.
  • Cultural Safety Training

    All international physiotherapy candidates starting the Council’s assessment pathways are required to complete the online Cultural Safety Training program.
  • Learning courses for assessments

    Discover how our interactive learning courses can help you succeed in your assessment journey.
  • APA Membership & Insurance

    International physiotherapists undertaking the Council’s assessments are eligible for a free Associate Membership with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), the Australian physiotherapists’ peak body.
  • Physiopedia Resources

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important aspect for all physiotherapists in Australia. The Council is pleased we can offer Physiopedia’s online global learning platform, which delivers 100’s of courses to our candidates.
  • Policies, Guidelines, & Resources

    Policies, Guidelines, & Resources
  • Misconduct Policy

    The Misconduct Policy applies to all candidates, current and former, undertaking an assessment with the Council.
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