The Equivalence of Qualification pathway evaluates whether an overseas physiotherapy qualification could be considered substantially comparable to an accredited Australian entry-level program as a route to General Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board). General Registration is required in order to practice as a physiotherapist in Australia.
There are no experience or English language requirements for the Equivalence of Qualification pathway. However, you may be required to produce evidence of these when it comes to applying for registration. Please see the Physiotherapy Board of Australia’s (the Board’s) website here for more information on this.
You are automatically entitled to free insurance and membership with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). Please click here for more information.
You can opt out when making your application.
Successful candidates will be issued with a Certificate of Substantial Equivalence which will meet the qualification requirement for General Registration. There are a number of other requirements for General Registration – please click here for more information on these.