How can an Indian physiotherapist migrate and work in Australia?

How to become a physiotherapist-Everything you need to know about becoming a physiotherapist in Australia from India

To work as a physiotherapist in Australia, you need to apply for and be registered with the PHYSIOTHERAPY BOARD OF AUSTRALIA. You may also need to apply for a visa issued by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT).


These two application processes are entirely separate and success in one does not automatically guarantee success in the other.

Most overseas qualified physiotherapists need to have their qualifications assessed by the AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY COUNCIL to meet one of the eligibility requirements for General Registration. There are two assessment pathways for the purpose of General Registration available to overseas qualified physiotherapists:

  • The Standard Assessment Pathway comprising of an Eligibility Assessment, a Written Assessment, and a Clinical Assessment.
  • The Equivalence of Qualification Pathway is an accelerated assessment process which measures evidence of overseas training courses and qualifications against the requirements for accreditation of Australian physiotherapy programs.

If an overseas qualified physiotherapist is not an Australian permanent resident or citizen, an appropriate Australian visa needs to be obtained for working in the country. Some visas require an assessment of skills and qualifications for migration purposes and the Council conducts Assessments for Skilled Migration for physiotherapists.






** This is not Legal Advise. It is just the process which is mentioned by Respected Authorities. Person =may find details instruction on Authorities website.**

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