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Apply now for Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists


About Fellowship by Specialisation

Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists is a nationally recognised qualification granted in recognition of high standards of clinical skill and scholarship.

Successful applicants undertake a two-year training program, facilitated by a specialist physiotherapist. The self-directed learning journey focuses on:

  • Development of specialist skills
  • Participation in education of the profession
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and professional development
  • Participation in research.

The program culminates in two days of rigorous clinical and oral exams at which trainees demonstrate they have achieved entry-level specialist standing.



Specialisation is available in the following sub-disciplines of physiotherapy:


Benefits to you

  • Sense of personal satisfaction that you are at the pinnacle of your profession
  • Unify clinical practice with scientific research
  • Be part of the network of clinical physiotherapy leaders, not only in Australia but world wide
  • Formal recognition of experience and qualifications by peers, the community, referrers and employers
  • Achieve leadership status with the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the profession
  • Seize the potential for financial benefits
  • Attract new clientele with the opportunity to grow your practice


Applicants need to be a titled member of a National Group that offers specialisation (see above list) to be considered for Fellowship by Specialisation.


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Manager, ACP

Australian Physiotherapy Association

PO Box 437, Hawthorn BC VIC 3122 Australia 

Phone: +61 3 9092 0888

Fax: +61 3 9092 0899

E-mail: college@physiotherapy.asn.au