We are proud to welcome you to our Simulation Lab at the Australian Physiotherapy Council here in Melbourne, Australia.

This page will introduce you to our Simulation Lab, and provide helpful resources for candidates preparing to undertake their Clinical Assessments with the Council.

Clinical Assessment is an important step in the Council’s Standard Assessment Pathway. For more information about the Pathway visit our Standard Assessment Pathway page.

PLEASE NOTE: our Assessment Team will advise of any additional current COVID-19 related precautions and requirements in the lead up to an Assessment day, as these may change due to Government and Health Authorities’ directives.


In a world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and limitations on some of our organisational activities, the Council recognises that our candidates still require a thorough orientation session to help prepare them well for their Clinical Assessment.

The Council will not be able to offer candidates orientation in our Simulation Lab as we have in the past. However, this pre-recorded Simulation Orientation Video, is a comprehensive, virtual orientation to advise candidates of what to expect when they attend the Simulation Lab for their Clinical Assessment.

This pre-recorded Simulation Orientation video has been specifically developed in 2020 for our candidates coming to the Simulation Lab to undertake their assessment.


Clinical Assessment

For more information about applying for a Clinical Assessment, visit our Clinical Assessment page.

Clinical Assessment Information Booklet

The Clinical Assessment Information Booklet has been updated and refreshed to provide a comprehensive overview of the important aspects of a Clinical Assessment.

Download the Clinical Assessment Information Booklet

Simulation Lab Equipment List

This equipment list outlines what is available for candidates to use in the Simulation Lab during a Clinical Assessment.

Download the Simulation Lab Equipment List

What is in the Simulation Lab?

Within the Lab itself, we have the following spaces:

  • Gym Space – large central open space (with stairs, parallel bars, wheelchairs)
  • 3 x study/preparation ‘Reading Rooms’
  • 3 x Treatment Rooms, configured as various clinical environments, named Rehab Room, Acute Room and Outpatients Room
  • Admin Room – staffed to monitor the overall clinical environment


This is a short video that was developed in April 2019 as a pre-orientation video. It provides insight into the Simulation Lab, and seeks to demystify the Council’s assessments conducted in a simulated environment.

It offers viewers a 360 immersive experience, that allows you to choose where to look and what to focus on.

To watch our 360 video on YouTube, all you need is a mobile device or desktop. You can explore the video in all directions with a few simple gestures. On your desktop, you can click and drag with a mouse or click the arrows in the upper left corner of the screen.  On a mobile device, you can drag your finger across the screen or move it around in different directions.

PLEASE NOTE: Since October 2020, orientation sessions are no longer held in person in our Simulation Lab. Please watch the pre-recorded Simulation Orientation Video above.

Locating the Simulation Lab?

The Lab is co-located within the Council’s offices at 600 Victoria Street, Richmond, VIC, 3121 (on the corner of Burnley and Victoria Streets).

Enter through the front door of the building on the ground floor, via Victoria Street, into the foyer, and take the lift to level 3.

Public transport is available via tram/light rail, with tram stop #24 Victoria Gardens, located right out the front of our building.

For visitors driving, paid parking is available in the Victoria Garden’s Shopping Centre carpark.

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