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Written Assessment

What is Written Assessment?

Written Assessment is the next stage in your assessment journey after successfully completing Eligibility Assessment and Cultural Safety Training.

The Written Assessment assesses your knowledge, problem-solving and decision-making skills to make sure it meets the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia which are set by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

The Written Assessment is completed using an online platform, which can be conducted in a physical assessment venue or remotely.

What is Remote Written Assessment?

Remote Written Assessment is a remotely supervised examination that is conducted four times a year. It allows you to undertake your assessment in your own personal location. To determine if you have the appropriate devices, space and technological set-up to complete your Remote Written Assessment, please make sure to read the Remote Written Assessment Candidate Information Booklet.

How can I prepare for this assessment?

To prepare you must read the Written Assessment Candidate Information Booklet carefully.
Download the Written Assessment Candidate Information Booklet

A practice test that will be provided for you after you’ve applied and paid for the Written Assessment, you can use it to prepare and familiarise yourself with the format of the Written Assessment.

As you prepare for the Written Assessment, and thoroughly read the above Candidate Information Booklets, you should:

  • Familiarise yourself with the competencies identified in the Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds that you will be assessed against
  • Know the Assessment Content, such as clinical areas, lifespan, settings, and professional practice, being assessed
  • Know what to expect on the day

How much does the Written Assessment cost?

Fees can be found here.

How to apply?

You can apply for the Written Assessment via the Candidate Dashboard after successfully completing Eligibility Assessment and Cultural Safety Training.

When are the Written Assessments and Remote Written Assessments held?

Both Written and Remote Written Assessments are held four times a year, remotely and at venues in Melbourne and Sydney.

All in-person examinations begin at 9am (AEST/AEDT), and remote examination time varies based on your location.

Here are the application deadlines for each examination this year.

Examination dates

Application deadline

3 March 2022

1 December 2021

2 June 2022

1 March 2022

1 September 2022

1 June 2022

1 December 2022

1 September 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How will the Written Assessment be scored?

To know more about scoring, please read the Written Assessment Information Booklet.

When will I receive my Written Assessment results?

Written Assessment results will be emailed to you within 6 weeks after the assessment day.

What happens if I am successful?

Once you have successfully completed the Written Assessment, you can take the next step in your assessment journey:

If you’re undertaking the Standard Assessment Pathway, you will be able to progress to the Clinical Assessment.  You can apply for your Clinical Assessment via your Candidate Dashboard.

If you’re undertaking the FLYR Pathway, you will be issued with a Final Certificate which you will need to meet some of the qualification requirements for General Registration with Ahpra.

What happens if I am unsuccessful?

Once results are released, you will need to wait 14 days to apply for another Written Assessment via your Candidate Dashboard. You will be charged each time you undertake a Written Assessment.

If you’re on the Standard Assessment Pathway, there is no restriction on the number of times you can attempt Written Assessment.

If you’re on the FLYR pathway, you will have a maximum of 3 attempts at the Written Assessment to remain in this pathway. After 3 attempts, we will transition you to the Standard Assessment Pathway and will be required to complete the Clinical Assessment.

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