Once you have completed the Eligibility Assessment, Cultural Safety Training* and been issued with your Interim Certificate, you are eligible to apply for the Written Assessment.
* From the 15th January 2020, all candidates starting the Standard Assessment Pathway (including candidates in the FLYR stream), will be required to complete the Cultural Safety Training program.
The Written Assessment assesses the knowledge, problem-solving and decision-making skills required for safe and competent practice of physiotherapy in Australia.
The items in the Written Assessment are designed to assess the associated competencies identified in the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds published by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board).
The assessment comprises two (2) papers, each with 15 cases. Each case has four (4) questions attached. The assessment is conducted online.
To assist candidates in familiarising themselves with the online format of the exam, a free practice test will be provided to registered candidates.
For more information on Assessment Fees, please click here.
You can apply for the Written Assessment via your dashboard after a successful Eligibility Assessment outcome. For more information on the Eligibility Assessment, please click here.
Written Assessment sessions are held four times a year – March, June, September and December. The exam is normally held on the first Thursday of the session month.
All four sessions are available to be completed by remote invigilation or in-person.
Remote invigilation – Two time zones are offered: London local time, and Perth local time.
3 March 2022
Registration Deadline 1 December
1 September 2022
Registration Deadline 1 June
2 June 2022
Registration Deadline 1 March
2 December 2021/ 1 December 2022
Registration Deadline 1 September
You will need some additional set up and technology for the remote assessment. More information about setting up and accessing the Written Assessment remotely is provided in the Remote Candidate Information Booklet, accessible here.
If you are not able, or do not wish, to travel to Melbourne or Sydney please select a remote assessment. All assessments start at 9am local time. Before you select a remote assessment, please ensure you are aware of what time it will be in your location.