AAPTA was founded on 24th of September 2006 by a group of passionate physiotherapists who were going through their own APC (Australian Physiotherapy Council) process (then known as AECOP); they had a great service attitude and believed in philosophy of “It’s not about me, give back to the community”; the group was established during the days when no support network was existing for overseas physiotherapists moving to Australia. Hence, AAPTA is known as a pioneer in this area.
Its founders had an insight into some of the key issues faced by overseas physiotherapists undertaking the APC exam process, such as lack of understanding of the clinical criteria’s to achieve a satisfactory outcome, lack of adequate resources, guidance and programs to aid in one's preparation for the APC exam process. The earlier predecessors of AAPTA wanted to make a real difference to the overseas physiotherapy community, by sharing their own personal and professional experience, with their successors. The sole aim of forming AAPTA was to support other ...
"Dear AAPTA Team, Hope you all are doing great. AAPTA has been a great help for overseas physios and I hope AAPTA will continue to give it's services in future too. Thanks again for being there for all of us always".
"AAPTA has been a great support for me during my equivalence. Between the workshops and the mock exam, they got it covered mostly"
"Aapta has a very big contribution in my APC success. Thanks to all the Aapta educators and volunteers"
"AAPTA is God sent, the study materials, mocks & recalls are helpful. I recommend every overseas Physio to join AAPTA group. With their support and by God's grace I could clear both theory and practical at the first go"
"Right from the beginning to the end , the credit goes to Aapta for being the unwavering support system in the APC exam process. The commitment of each and every member is highly commendable. Aapta in the truest sense is a community that helps and guides in the best way possible".
"Aapta has been the stepping stone for my registration process as physiotherapist in Australia. I can not thank Aapta and moderators enough. I have made some life long connections through Aapta and the moderators have taught me a very important life lesson through their selfless coaching of APC candidates - sharing is caring and little love goes a long way!".
"I would like to thank AAPTA for their guidance and support throughout the APC process. I am grateful for the advises given by the mentors and the experienced members. I cannot imagine how I would have fared without AAPTA in achieving my result. Once again thank you to everyone at AAPTA for doing such a great selfless work."
"Aapta has been a major part of my APC journey. It helped me gain practical knowledge of the exam based on Australian standard which helped me clear my exam. Aapta mentors are supportive and help you at every step of the APC journey".
"AAPTA is doing a great job in helping overseas qualified physiotherapists. I’m glad I decided to work for AAPTA to better serve the community"
"AAPTA and the mentors were like a lighthouse in the APC journey especially when the resources available were next to none. It was a lifeline which one could trust. AAPTA inspires and makes dreams and vision come true. Just want to say thank you for holding hands and guiding so many of us relentlessly!! My best wishes to AAPTA team."
"I am really appreciative for all the amazing work AAPTA has been doing over years. It is a great team who has assisted me with my APC journey. I have made great connections and learnt heaps during and after my journey! Thanks a lot AAPTA team! "
"AAPTA is doing a great job for their members in all areas, from exam preparation to getting jobs, AHPRA registration/immigration guidance. I will suggest that they solve past written exam questions and make available for members preparing exams."
I completed my APC process in Oct 2020 and I cannot thank enough to AAPTA and the team. AAPTA team is so knowledgeable and up to date with APC requirements that I did not need to look at anything else. During my preparations I only prepared and attended AAPTA mocks and webinars. I did not get distracted with information coming from different sources. The amount of information and understanding the APC criteria that AAPTA provides is more than enough to clear the exam. Praveen, Pooja and other team members were so proactive in answering my questions. The entire team literally treated me as their student and helped with understand and learning what was needed to clear this exam. One of the key things that I kept in mind during my exam was to " Keep it Simple" which was Praveen kept saying during all my mocks and practices. Thank you so much praveen, Pooja and entire AAPTA team.
"AAPTA was the lighthouse that guided me through the whole process mentally and physically, would not have passed without AAPTA’s help. The recalls guided me through those late nights and made me get through the written exam. The study days refreshed all theories and knowledge that I needed to know to be an Australian physio so I knew where to start with. The mocks helped me to get through this process, 1:1 tutoring session answered all the questions I had before the exam so I feared less and felt more certain to go into the exam room. The social network through AAPTA was a precious treasurer to get updated information about the most recent exam trend and change so I can adapt quickly"
I received my clinical exam results & have cleared all three subjects in first attempt. I am going to attribute my understanding of the entire process to Praveen who has been an exemplary mentor to me. My journey of understanding about APC process started by attending a total of 11 face to face mocks in the duration of three weeks and then during the lockdown phase several webinars. I am glad that I built my knowledge on a very strong foundation which was laid by AAPTA. Praveen, Priyanka and Pooja were the main mentors with whom I got the opportunity to interact with but my biggest exposure was with Praveen. In this journey AAPTA has helped me in building my clinical reasoning and understanding the process while never making me feel scared ! I am going to remain forever grateful that an organization like AAPTA exists and that they are genuinely trying to help candidates in this process. My advice to any aspiring Physio candidate is to build your understanding by getting knowledge from the right source. Don’t be scared and don’t let anyone scare you! Thank you AAPTA.
"I would like to thank Aapta team for their support and resources. It’s a great platform to share knowledge. Special thanks to Praveen for the great feedback."
Praveen is one of the best mentor helped in clearing my APC process. My recommendation is to study hard and do mocks with Praveen.
I would like to thank AAPTA & Mr. Praveen for the enormous and important work you are doing. Praveen has an incredible gift for teaching. His teaching methods are great very clear and concise. Team AAPTA's passion and dedication is beyond words. I highly recommend them.
"AAPTA is the best place to prepare for the APC exams. Study days are very helpful to develop clinical reasoning. Mentors are always available to guide and address doubts. I performed mocks with Praveen and Pooja, and they are wonderful mentors. The mentors' guidance and AAPTA mocks helped me to pass the exams in first attempt. I would highly recommend AAPTA to overseas qualified physios to succeed in the APC exams."
"AAPTA provides the right direction, resources and motivation to get through the APC process. My heartiest thank you to Praveen who goes above and beyond to help the candidates. He gives detailed feedbacks and help you understand the reason for your performance rather than giving you tricks to pass. He not only helps the candidates to pass the APC exams but also teaches them how to be better physiotherapists by helping them improve their clinical reasoning process. Special thank you to Pooja, who provided excellent feedback for cardiology clinical exam and to Trishna who was always prompt to respond to queries regarding mock sessions. Thank you AAPTA for helping me through my journey."
"Aapta is a very good source of knowledge for candidates preparing for written and clinical exam. I have finished my APC process with the support and guidance of Aapta Mentors. I am very thankful to Parveen for clearing my doubts for Musculoskeletal and Neurology . Thanks"
"I am extremely grateful to AAPTA team for all their inputs for the clinical examination. I am based in Adelaide so they conducted distance mocks for me, which was fantastic, I could get feedback on my handling skills, thought process and also patient interview skills. They have fantastic mentors who put their heart and soul into teaching.....truly wishing the best for their students. Special thanks to Praveen who gave excellent guidance and perfect tips to crack the exam. I highly recommend AAPTA to any overseas trained PT to achieve success in APC clinical exams."
"I am extremely thankful to the entire AAPTA team for providing me an accurate guidance and honest feedback through mocks which improved my skills and resulted into positive outcome. Special thanks to Praveen and Trishna who were very instrumental through out my APC journey. I highly recommend AAPTA to anyone who is preparing for the APC."
AAPTA has been a part of my journey from the moment I thought I wanted to become a fully registered physio in Australia. My journey began in 2018 and I can never forget how Krushit helped me in my initial days when I was on a student visa, he made me believe that this is possible and I can do it. Additionally, when I had cleared my written exams in 2019, I did not know how to prepare for my clinicals, it was then when I had a chance to speak to Praveen. Had it not been Praveen's help, I would still be struggling to understand what exactly this is about. Praveen has a unique gift of sharing knowledge in the most simplest manner. He not only motivated me but guided me in more than one way to be able to become successful in my exam. So, a big thank you to Praveen, Krushit and every one in the Aapta team for helping overseas physio community to find and achieve their goal. I really hope they continue doing this great service. My message for the ones reading this now is never give up on your dreams and only you know what you are capable of. Thank you so much!