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Joint communique

25 Feb 2014

Binational entry level qualifying statements - Communique February 2014.

Project to develop binational entry-level qualifying statements for the physiotherapy profession in Australia and New Zealand

The Physiotherapy Board of Australia and the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand have agreed to work together to establish shared statements that describe the elements of entry-level practice for the physiotherapy profession in the two countries. It is anticipated that these will replace the existing Australian Standards for Physiotherapy and the Physiotherapy Competencies for Physiotherapy Practice in New Zealand.

After a competitive tender process, Arete Pty Ltd has been contracted to undertake this significant project and work has commenced.

An expert reference group, with members from both Australia and New Zealand has been appointed to support the project.

The respective Boards and the joint Steering Committee for the project are keen to engage with the profession and the broader community and will provide extensive opportunities to provide feedback as the project progresses.

It is anticipated that the project will be completed by early 2015.

Paul Shinkfield           Janice Mueller
Chair, Physiotherapy Board of Australia                         Chair, Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand

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