Eligibility Assessment

What is the Eligibility Assessment?

The Eligibility Assessment is a simple document-based Assessment designed to ensure that you hold an entry-level physiotherapy qualification and are therefore eligible to continue with the Standard Assessment Pathway.

What Will a Successful Eligibility Assessment Give Me?

Successful Eligibility Assessment candidates will be awarded with an Interim Certificate. This is valid for two years and allows you to meet one of the requirements for Limited Registration for Supervised Practice with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board), which is a part of AHPRA.  For information on other requirements for Limited Registration for Supervised Practice, please contact the Board directly.

This means that you can practice as a physiotherapist (under certain conditions) to assist you  in preparing for the Clinical Assessment.

Upon a successful outcome, you will be able to apply for the Written Assessment via your Dashboard.

Insurance Coverage?

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 now 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.

How Do I Apply?

To be suitable to apply for an Eligibility Assessment, you need to be:

  1. An overseas qualified physiotherapist; AND
  2. Meet the qualification requirement (or already hold) registration without any restriction; OR
    Able to legally practice without restriction in your country of training.
Apply for an Eligibility Assessment


What Documents Will I Need?

Please download the Eligibility Assessment Fact Sheet for a list of documents you’ll need to provide, as well as information on certification.

Download the Fact Sheet

What if I Don’t Complete the Standard Assessment Pathway before my Interim Certificate Expires?

If your Interim Certificate expires and you haven’t yet completed the Standard Assessment pathway, DON’T PANIC! This is not required for assessment purposes as long as you hold appropriate indemnity insurance cover for the Clinical Assessment. Click here for more information on this.

Need an Interim Certificate Extension?

You may require an extension to your Interim Certificate if you are working under limited registration at the time it expires and you still haven’t completed the Standard Assessment pathway.

If you require your Interim Certificate extended, please give me, Kate a call on 1300 528 003 (within Australia) or + 61 3 7018 1499 (outside Australia) or email and advise me of the date of expiry of your current Interim Certificate and where you are currently employed as a physiotherapist under limited registration.

You Are an Individual…So Let Us Treat You as Such

We consider each case individually, depending on the number of outstanding assessments. We can generally accommodate requests for extension if we find that you have remained engaged with the process and your assessments have been delayed for reasons beyond your control.

Applications are as easy as 1, 2, 3

Complete online application and make payment of $1100.00 AUD

Post certified copies of your supporting documentation for processing

Receive outcome


For more information on the Eligibility Assessment, 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)

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