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Cultural Safety Training for Physiotherapists

**From the 15th January 2020, all candidates starting the Standard Assessment Pathway (including candidates in the FLYR stream) or Equivalence of Qualification Pathway, will be required to complete the Cultural Safety Training program.

What is Cultural Safety Training for Physiotherapists?

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.

What is included in the Cultural Safety Training?

The program consists of 6 modules and will take approximately 5 hours to complete.

The modules are outlined below:

How much does it cost?

$225.00

How do I apply?

You will apply and pay for the Cultural Safety Training program at the same time as paying for either your:

Eligibility Assessment
Equivalence of Qualification – New Program
Equivalence of Qualification – Existing Program

The fee for the Cultural Safety Training program will be combined with that for the above assessments in your invoice.  The fee for the Cultural Safety Training  program is non-refundable.

Once you have paid, you will be sent an email providing access to the online Cultural Safety Training program.

What score do I need to successfuly complete the Cultural Safety Training program?

An overall mark of 80% or higher is required for successful completion of the training program.

What happens after I successfully complete the Cultural Safety Training?

Standard Assessment Pathway

Once you have successfully completed both the Cultural Safety Training program, and the Eligibility Assessment, you will be able to apply for the Written Assessment.

Equivalence of Qualification – New Program

Once you have successfully completed both the Cultural Safety Training program, and the Equivalence of Qualification – New Program assessment, you will be issued with your Certificate of Substantial Equivalence of Qualification.

Equivalence of Qualification – Existing Program

Once you have successfully completed both the Cultural Safety Training program, and the Equivalence of Qualification – Existing Program assessment, you will be issued with your Certificate of Substantial Equivalence of Qualification.

What happens if I don’t successfully complete the Cultural Safety Training program ?

It is a requirement that you successfully complete the online training program.

You will have access to the Cultural Safety Training program until you are able to successfully complete the final assessment. (No additional fee).

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU!

For more information on the Cultural Safety Training program, please contact our Assessment Team.  We are looking forward to discussing your options and helping you in any way we can.

CONTACT OUR ASSESSMENT TEAM

assessment@physiocouncil.com.au
1300 528 003 (Within Australia)
+ 61 3 7018 1499 (Outside Australia)

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