Working in New Zealand/Australia

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Original Editors - Claire Adams as part of the UCD Final Year Project: What Next?

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Physiotherapy in New Zealand

National Physiotherapy Body of New Zealand

Physiotherapy New Zealand

New Zealand registration process:

Basic information
-Application Fee: NZ$ 1,200 (635 euro)
-Application time: 4-6 weeks
-Application: 9 parts

  • Application guidance notes
  • Application form
  • Checklist
  • Treaty of Waitangi
  • Competency templates
  • CV template
  • Reflective statement template
  • Validation of work history form
  • Confirmation of fitness to practice form

Useful links:

The Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand

The Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand was constituted by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act). The principal purpose of the HPCA Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practice their profession.

Physiobob (forum about New Zealand registration process)

Websites for physiotherapy jobs:

SEEK (New Zealand’s Number 1 Job site)

Physiotherapy New Zealand

New Zealand’s Private Physiotherapy Association

Physiobob Jobs and Courses

Immigration information for New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand

New Zealand’s Immigration Guide

Graduate Presentation on life as a physiotherapist in New Zealand

Graduate Presentation - New Zealand

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Physiotherapy in Australia

National Physiotherapy Body of Australia

Australian Physiotherapy Association

Australian registration process
Basic Information:

-Application Fee:

  • Initial Assessment: AUD $ 990 (€715.90)
  • Written Assessment: AUD $ 1540 (€ 1113.62)
  • Clinical Assessment: AUD $1100 (€795.45)

-Application duration: About 9 months

Initial Assessment:

  • Fill out Australian Physiotherapy Council Application Form
  • Copy of passport, graduation certificate, official result transcript/statement, photograph and evidence of meeting the English language requirement
  • Receive reply within two weeks

-Written assessment

  • Held in various venues around the world

• 1st week of March and September

  • Multiple choice questions

-Clinical Assessment

  • Only completed in Australia
  • Clinical examination in cardiorespiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal patients

Useful links:

Australian Physiotherapy Council

Physiobob (forum about Australian registration process)

Websites for physiotherapy jobs

SEEK (Australia’s number 1 job site)

Health Staff Recruitment (Recruitment agency)

RSG Australia (Recruitment Agency)

Aussie Locum

Immigration information for Australia
Australian Government – Department of Immigration and Citizenship