What is Written Assessment?
The Written Assessment is the next stage in your assessment journey after successfully completing Eligibility Assessment and Cultural Safety Training.
This assessment assesses your knowledge, problem-solving and decision-making skills to make sure it meets the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia which are set by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
It is completed using an online platform, which can be accessed in a physical assessment venue or remotely.
What is Remote Written Assessment?
Remote Written Assessment is a remotely supervised examination that is conducted four times a year. It allows you to undertake your assessment in your own personal location. To determine if you have the appropriate devices, space and technological set-up, please make sure to read the Written Assessment Information Booklet.
How can I prepare for this assessment?
How much does the assessment cost?
How to apply?
You can apply for the Written Assessment via the Candidate Dashboard after successfully completing Eligibility Assessment and Cultural Safety Training.
When are the Written Assessments and Remote Written Assessments held?
Both assessments are held four times a year, remotely and at venues in Melbourne and Sydney.
All in-person examinations begin at 9am (AEST/AEDT), and remote examination time varies based on your location.
Here are the application deadlines for each examination this year.
|Application deadline||Examination dates|
|23 October 2023||7 December 2023|
|29 January 2024||7 March 2024|
|22 April 2024||6 June 2024|
|22 July 2024||5 September 2024|
|24 October 2024||5 December 2024|
Frequently Asked Questions
The assessment will assess your knowledge, problem-solving and decision-making skills against these competencies that are drawn from the Australian physiotherapy standard.
To know more about scoring, please read the Written Assessment Information Booklet.
Your results will be emailed to you within 6 weeks after the assessment day.
Once you have successfully completed the Written Assessment, you can take the next step in your assessment journey:
If you’re undertaking the Standard Assessment Pathway, you will be able to progress to the Clinical Assessment. You can apply for your Clinical Assessment via your Candidate Dashboard.
If you’re undertaking the FLYR Pathway, you will be issued with a Final Certificate which you will need to meet some of the qualification requirements for General Registration with Ahpra.
Once results are released, you will need to wait 14 days to apply for another Written Assessment via your Candidate Dashboard. You will be charged each time you undertake a Written Assessment.
If you’re on the Standard Assessment Pathway, there is no restriction on the number of times you can attempt Written Assessment.
If you’re on the FLYR pathway, you will have a maximum of 3 attempts at the Written Assessment to remain in this pathway. After 3 attempts, we will transition you to the Standard Assessment Pathway and will be required to complete the Clinical Assessment.
The Council recommends staying active in your assessment journey and completing all stages as soon as possible. However, if you need to renew your Interim Certificate after its two-year validity, please email us 4 weeks before its expiration date and we can issue you another Interim Certificate.