The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) made a commitment in July 2018 to support health equity for all Australians. This means that, in line with the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds, physiotherapists in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand must be able to work effectively with people whose cultural realities are different from their own.
Cultural safety training is an important first step, and in partnership with The University of Melbourne we have developed a cultural safety training program, specifically for overseas qualified physiotherapists to ensure they meet this requirement.
The program consists of 6 modules and will take approximately 5 hours to complete.
The modules are outlined below: