As an international physiotherapist, you can access these expedited pathways if you hold an entry level physiotherapy qualification from the specified countries and meet all the other Council requirements.
|Express FLYR countries||FLYR countries|
|The United Kingdom||Netherlands|
|Ireland||Singapore* (Qualifications must be Bachelor-level degree)|
|Hong Kong (SAR of China)|
What is the Express FLYR Pathway and FLYR Pathway?
The Express FLYR Pathway or FLYR Pathway is your streamlined journey towards becoming a physiotherapist in Australia. Eligible candidates can bypass assessment stages in the Standard Assessment Pathway and complete their assessments remotely without the need to travel to Australia.
These pathways are designed to save time and money while ensuring a smooth assessment journey.
Express FLYR Pathway
What are the criteria for the Express FLYR & FLYR Pathway?
Under both pathways, applicants need to first apply for the Eligibility Assessment. To qualify for the Express FLYR or FLYR Pathway, candidates must meet all the following criteria:
- Completed an entry-level physiotherapy qualification in an approved Express FLYR or FLYR country respectively (see above)
- Held registration without restriction with the relevant regulatory body within the past 5 years
- Able to practice without any restrictions
- Have an entry-level qualification that is diploma-level or higher*
(*Singapore candidates must have completed a Bachelor-level degree)
How much do the FLYR pathways cost?
How is a country considered to be included in the FLYR Pathways?
The Council undertakes a rigorous and thorough assessment before including a country on the approved list of Express FLYR or FLYR countries. Each country is examined for its comparability to Australia, including the education and training of physiotherapists, the scope of physiotherapy practice, the regulation of the profession, and the practice of physiotherapy within the country’s health system.
To begin your assessment journey with the Express FLYR or FLYR Pathway, apply for your Eligibility Assessment.
Frequently Asked Questions
To work as a registered physiotherapist in Australia, you will need to be assessed by the Council.
Once you have been successfully assessed against the Australian standards of physiotherapy practice, you can apply for registration with Ahpra.