OET For Physiotherapist
There are two assessment pathways leading to certificates that can be used to meet the qualification requirement for General Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
The Standard Assessment Pathway
The standard assessment pathway assesses the skills and knowledge of an overseas qualified physiotherapist. A successful candidate receives a Final Certificate, which will meet the qualification requirement for General Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
Click the links below for more information about each assessment in this pathway.
- The Eligibility Assessment determines whether the applicant has basic physiotherapy qualifications suitable for further assessment. If successful, a candidate is awarded an Interim Certificate, valid for two years. The Interim Certificate can be used to meet one of the requirements to seek Limited Registration for Supervised Practice with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
- The Written Assessment assesses the knowledge, problem-solving and decision-making skills required for safe and competent practice of physiotherapy in the context of Australian healthcare. Patient cases are drawn from the areas of cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy in scenarios that are commonly encountered by entry-level practitioners in Australia. The Council offers Written Assessments outside Australia.
- The Clinical Assessment is a practical assessment of their skills in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Neurological physiotherapy, and Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. Candidates successfully complete the assessment to be awarded the Final Certificate.
The Equivalence of Qualification Pathway
The Equivalence of Qualification pathway is intended for overseas trained physiotherapists who hold qualifications that may be considered substantially comparable to an approved Australian entry-level qualification.
A successful candidate receives a Certificate of Substantial Equivalence, which will meet the qualification requirement for General Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.