Equivalence of Qualification – Existing Program

Has your Physio Qualification Already Been Found to be Substantially Equivalent?

If your University, Program and cohort (years of study) have previously been found to be substantially equivalent to an Australian entry-level program, you can apply for an Equivalence of Qualification – Existing Program.

Cultural Safety Training
From the 15th January 2020, all candidates starting the Equivalence of Qualification Pathway, will be required to complete the Cultural Safety Training program.

What Does that Mean for You?

You won’t need to provide many of the documents required for an assessment of a New Program.

If your program and cohort have not yet been mapped to the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds (PPT), you will need to include a template document  completed (and stamped) by your University in your application.  You can check this on the List of Equivalent Programs page.

Apply for an Equivalence of Qualification – Existing Program

What Documents will i need?

Please download the Equivalence of Qualification – Existing Program Fact Sheet  for a list of documents you’ll need to provide, as well as information on certification.

Download the Fact Sheet


This accelerated assessment process:

  1. Allows you to apply for registration and begin working faster.
  2. Ensures you possess the same competencies as entry-level physios qualified in Australia and are therefore safe to practice here.

Applications Are as Easy as 1,2,3

Complete on online application and make payment of $1,527.00 AUD (+ $225.00 AUD for Cultural Safety Training)

Post certified copies of your supporting documentation for processing

Receive outcome


For more information on the Equivalence of Qualification – Existing Program, please contact our Assessment Team.  We are looking forward to discussing your options and helping you in any way we can.


1300 528 003 (Within Australia)
+ 61 3 7018 1499 (Outside Australia)

Useful Links

Share via
Copy link