Registration and Assessment
Australia implemented a national registration, to replace the state registration process, on 1 July 2010.
Overseas qualified physiotherapists are required to have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC) and then apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Physiotherapists who hold qualifications from countries other than Australia or New Zealand must be assessed by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Each application is assessed individually and outcomes may differ.
Please contact us to discuss this process and how it may apply to your particular circumstances.
New Zealand registered physiotherapists may apply for Australian registration via the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition (TTMR) agreement.
New Zealand registration is assessed on a case by case basis. Physiotherapists applying to the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand are required to demonstrate clinical competence in all relevant areas. It is important to take the time to prepare a comprehensive submission. We suggest that you research these requirements on the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand’s website for more information regarding the competencies to be evaluated.
Australian registered physiotherapists may apply for registration via the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition (TTMR) agreement.
Please contact us for more information.