Australia
 
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area.
Capital: Canberra
Area: 7,692,024 km²
Population: 22.62 million
Government: Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy, Federal monarchy

 

 

The Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC) 

 

Irish Chartered physiotherapists should contact the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC) to have their qualifications assessed. The APC assesses the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes of overseas qualified physiotherapists seeking to qualify for General Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

 

The APC offers two separate assessments for candidates:

  • Three Part Assessment Process or
  • Assessment of Equivalence of Qualification

 

1. Three Part Assessment Process:

 

· Initial Assessment:

The Initial Assessment takes up to 2 weeks from the date the Australian Physiotherapy Council receives your correctly completed application form and all the required documents exactly as stated in the form.

 

· Written Examination:

The Written Examination is a multiple choice question examination about patient case scenarios to assess the knowledge, problem-solving and decision-making skills required for safe and competent practice of physiotherapy in the Australian context.

 

· Clinical Assessment:

If you are successful in the written examination, you will be issued with an APC Interim Certificate. The clinical assessment can only be completed in Australia. In the clinical assessment you are the treating physiotherapist for real patients in three separate clinical assessments: musculoskeletal physiotherapy, neurological physiotherapy and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy.

 

2. Assessment of Equivalence of Qualification

 

It is intended for candidates who hold qualifications that may be considered equivalent to an accredited Australian physiotherapy program. It is a one stage process that, if successful, a Certificate of Substantial Equivalence will be issued.

 

Fees:

 

Three Part Assessment:

Part 1: Initial Component: $ 1,100.00

Part 2: Written Component: $ 1,900.00

Part 3: Clinical Component: $ 4,050.00. Each additional assessment: $ 1,350.00

 

Assessment of Equivalence of Qualification:

Assessment of Equivalence of Qualification: $ 2,200.00

Certificate of Equivalence: $ 1,500.00

 

 

                          Enquiries at enquiries@physiocouncil.com.au.

 

 

Australia's Sporting Events

 

It’s easy to go sports mad in Australia, which hosts events for cricket fans, footy fiends, rugby lovers, rev-heads and marathon runners. Get a courtside view of the tennis greats at the Australian Open or experience the excitement of the uniquely Australian AFL. See Australia’s Wallabies fight New Zealand’s All Blacks for the Bledisloe Cup. Or be there for the Ashes, when the Australia cricket team face their age-old cricket rivals;England. Smell the rubber at glamorous motor-racing events such as the Grand Prix. Run through Sydney in the City to Surf or watch the world’s fastest cyclists whizz through Adelaide and South Australia in the tour Down Under.

 

 

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