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ANZSCO 252511 - Registered Migration Australia

A physiotherapist assesses, treats and prevents disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease. Registration or licensing is required. In Australia a physiotherapist is a Skill Level 1 occupation.




Physiotherapist Alternative Titles


  • Physical Therapist





  • Aquatic Physiotherapist
  • Cardiothoracic Physiotherapist
  • Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapist
  • Gerentological Physiotherapist
  • Maori Physiotherapist (NZ)
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
  • Neurological Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Health Physiotherapist
  • Paediatric Physiotherapist
  • Sports Physiotherapist


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Group: 2525 Physiotherapists





Physiotherapist job description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a physiotherapist is to assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease.



  • administering muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to identify and assess physical problems of patients
  • designing treatment programs to address patients' problems
  • treating patients to reduce pain, improve circulation, strengthen muscles, improve cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and respiratory functions, restore joint mobility, and improve balance and coordination
  • using the therapeutic properties of exercise, heat, cold, massage, manipulation, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, ultraviolet and infra-red light and ultrasound in the treatment of patients
  • reviewing, continually monitoring, assessing and evaluating programs and treatments
  • consulting with other Health Professionals as required about patients' problems, needs and progress
  • instructing patients and their families in procedures to be continued at home
  • recording treatments given and patients' responses and progress
  • developing and implementing screening and preventative health promotion programs


Skill Level

Occupations in this unit group (Group: 2525 Physiotherapists) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Registration or licensing is required in Australia as a physiotherapist.


Occupations within the Physiotherapist Group


  • 252511 Physiotherapist


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Physiotherapist is currently assessed with APC - (Australian Physiotherapy Council); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Physiotherapist in Australia is $ 74,703 for male employees and $ 66,845 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 34.2 Females: 37.0 Persons: 36.0

Source: (Group 2525) Physiotherapists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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