Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC)

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The APC offers Skills Assessments for physiotherapists seeking migration to Australia, ensuring compliance with visa requirements.

The Australian Physiotherapy Council, acting on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs, conducts Skills Assessments to facilitate physiotherapists’ migration to Australia, ensuring their qualifications align with specific visa requirements.

Types of Skills Assessments

The required Skills Assessment depends on your visa type. Several assessments are available through the Council, and it's advisable to review the relevant page for your specific visa before applying.

  1. Skills Assessment for Permanent Residence/Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visas
    • This Skills Assessment is a document-based review ensuring your qualifications, skills, and work experience align with physiotherapy practice standards in Australia. The Council conducts this assessment on behalf of the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for physiotherapists seeking migration to Australia.
  2. Skills Assessments for Temporary Graduate Visas
    • The Skills Assessment for the Temporary Graduate Visa verifies physiotherapy skills eligibility for the visa application. The Council conducts this assessment on behalf of the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs, making it suitable for those seeking temporary stay post-graduation or preparing for a permanent residence visa.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for a Skills Assessment, you need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Fulfil the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (AHPRA) English Language Skills Registration Standard for physiotherapists.
  2. Hold a current and unconditional General Registration with AHPRA, or meet qualification requirements through approved pathways or equivalent certifications.

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