About to graduate? Apply for registration online now

15 Nov 2018

Are you a physiotherapy student and graduating soon? Smooth the transition from study to work by applying now for registration.

If you’re in final year of an approved program of study to become a physiotherapist, the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board) is encouraging you to go online to apply for registration and smooth the path from study to work.

Registering with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Before you can start practising and using the protected title ‘physiotherapist’, you must be registered with your National Board. We recommend that you apply for registration four to six weeks before you’re due to finish your course.

Registration standards

To register as a new graduate, you must meet the following Registration standards:

  • criminal history
  • English language skills, and
  • professional indemnity insurance.

These set the minimum requirements for registration and are an important way the AHPRA and the National Board protects the public.

How to apply online

There are four simple steps to applying online:

1.    Set up your account with AHPRA. To do this, you’ll need a unique and personal email address only you can access.

       Once set up, you can save your application and resume as required.

2.    Complete the application form for registration.

3.    Upload your supporting documents.

4.    Pay any required fees.

What happens next?

We will assess your application and may contact you if we require further information. Once your education provider has advised us that you are eligible to graduate, we’ll finalise your application and will contact you to confirm that registration has been granted.

Once registered, your name will be published on the national Register of practitioners, and you can start work!

What happens next?

The Board has developed a special video to help you understand why registration is important and to help you find out more about becoming a registered physiotherapist.

The video and other useful information for students and graduates is available on our Student Registration page of the Board’s website and on AHPRA’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. It can also be found on twitter via the hashtag #physiograd.

For more information

  • Go to Graduate applications on the AHPRA website to apply online and for links to FAQ
  • For registration enquiries or difficulties in accessing the online application form: 1300 419 495 (within Australia)
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200


Page reviewed 15/11/2018