We are the regulatory authority for Physiotherapists in New Zealand, established under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003). The principal purpose of the Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practise their professions.

"Fostering Excellence in Physiotherapy – Physiotherapists Actively Making a Difference."



If you are a overseas physiotherapist considering applying for registration in New Zealand you need to be aware of a change in the registration process that comes into force later this month (May 31st 2016) with the implementation of the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds.

Applicants from countries other than Australia must be aware that the application documents will be changed to reflect our assessment against the new thresholds will be uploaded.

If you have already started your application using the current forms, make sure you have them all downloaded as they will be removed from the website on May 31st, 2016. Applications using the old 'nine physiotherapy competencies' forms will not be accepted after August 31st 2016, and we will not accept applications that use a mixture of old and new forms.

Please read our news article for more information, and refer to the ‘Physiotherapy practice thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand’ document.