The Standard Assessment pathway assesses the skills and knowledge of overseas qualified physios as a route to General Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board), which is part of AHPRA. Registration is necessary to practice as a physio in Australia.
To apply for this pathway, you need to be:
For applications made from 1 July 2019, you will also need to hold a qualification that is Diploma-level or higher. Please see the Eligibility Assessment link in the diagram below for further information.
There are no experience or English language requirements for the Standard Assessment pathway. However, you may be required to produce evidence of these when it comes to applying for registration. For more information please visit the Board’s website.
You are automatically entitled to free insurance and membership with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). Please click here for more information.
As it is an “opt out” system, you can indicate via your application form for the Eligibility Assessment if you don’t want your details forwarded to the APA for the purposes of free membership and insurance.
If you choose not to opt out however, you will be automatically covered by the insurance and become APA members as soon as your application is accepted by the APA.
From 1 July 2019, eligible candidates will be able to qualify for the FLYR stream of the Standard Assessment pathway. FLYR candidates will only need to successfully complete the Eligibility and Written Assessment stages to become eligible to apply for General Registration with the Board.
To qualify for the FLYR stream, you need to have:
Please see the Eligibility Assessment and Written Assessment links in the diagram above for more information.
You will be issued with a Final Certificate which will meet the qualification requirement for General Registration with the Board. There are a number of other requirements for General Registration. Please check these with the Board directly.