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Joint communique

07 Jul 2014

Binational entry level qualifying statements - Communiqué July 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 was acknowledged by the New Zealand and Australian Boards that there is movement between our two countries under the provisions of the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition (TTMR) legislation. Given this environment, it is prudent that the Boards worked together to have shared entry level qualifying statements to ensure the practitioners working across the two countries have the same level of competencies. It is anticipated that these will replace the existing Australian Standards for Physiotherapy and the Physiotherapy Competencies for Physiotherapy Practice in New Zealand.

A series of focus group teleconferences is now underway and will be followed in July by refinement workshops. The result of these workshops will be the delivery of a draft for the new document to boards. We anticipate releasing this for wide stakeholder consultation in September 2014. If you would like to be included in focus groups and refinement workshops, please contact the Project Manager, Margaret Grant.

Contact details for Margaret Grant are listed below:

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

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