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A Comprehensive Guide to the APC Remote Written Assessment

May 21, 2024 3 min read
APC Written Assessment

Australia attracts physiotherapists from around the world with its dreamy work-life balance, impressive career opportunities, and mind-blowing salary packages. You can easily become a registered physiotherapist in Australia even if you have completed your education in your home country. 

Clearing the APC exam by the Australian Physiotherapy Council will make you eligible for registration to practise in Australia. The APC exam has two parts:

  • APC Written Assessment
  • APC Clinical Assessment

The Australian Physiotherapy Council allows aspirants to take the APC written assessment remotely. This will allow you to choose the location of your comfort and make the entire process easier for you. In this blog, we will learn more about the APC remote written assessment.

What will be Assessed in the APC Written Assessment?

The Australian Physiotherapy Council will make sure that the candidates meet the standards set by the Physiotherapy Practice Threshold. For this, the knowledge and competencies of international physiotherapists will be thoroughly assessed.

Competencies in the following areas will be assessed.

  • As a physiotherapy practitioner
  • As a professional and ethical practitioner 
  • As a reflective practitioner and self-directed learner
  • As a manager and leader

The knowledge assessed will be based on the following:

  • Clinical Areas
    • Cardiorespiratory
    • Neurological
    • Musculoskeletal
  • Lifespan
    • Gerontology
    • Paediatric
    • Gender health
  • Settings 
    • Acute 
    • Community
    • Subacute/Rehab
    • Remote/Rural
    • Private Practice
  • Professional Practice
    • Evidence-based Practice 
    • Ethical Practice 
    • Quality Assurance 
    • Risk Management 
    • Health Promotion

APC Remote Written Assessment Procedure

Let us dive into the steps to be taken and the requirements to be met for the APC remote written assessment.

Install the WebLock Browser

The Written Assessment uses EPEC's secure WebLock browser, which restricts access to the internet, email, USB devices, function keys, copy/paste, and other features to ensure a secure exam environment.

Take the Compatibility Test

The Compatibility Test is required before you take the Remote Written Assessment. To prepare for your assessment, you need to complete the Compatibility Test about two weeks ahead of time. You'll receive the exact dates via email.

Make sure to attend the Compatibility Test at the date and time the Council gives you. Only use the web link or contact the proctor during your scheduled Compatibility Test time.

The requirements for the Compatibility Test are as follows.

  • Government-issued ID
  • A computer with a keyboard and a mouse
  • A stable internet connection
  • The prescribed desk set-up
  • A secondary device that has internet access and a camera. 
  • Sufficient power supply for both devices
  • Microphone access in the secondary device

The complete information on taking the Compatibility Test can be found in the Written Assessment Information Booklet.

Desk Set-up

  • A desk or table to hold your computer, keyboard, and mouse.
  • A comfortable chair.
  • Make sure both your computer and the secondary device are plugged into a power source.
  • A surface, like a table, behind or beside you, where you can set your secondary device.

Access the Remote Assessment 

Here is what you will need:

  • The link to your assessment.
  • Your ID.
  • The computer used for the Compatibility Test with the WebLock browser installed on it.
  • A keyboard and a mouse connected to your computer.
  • A stable internet connection.
  • Ensure all programs on your computer, except WebLock, are closed.
  • Disable anti-virus and firewalls on your computer (if applicable).
  • A secondary device, such as a mobile phone, tablet, or second computer, with internet access and a camera.
  • The microphone on your secondary device should be turned on.
  • If using a mobile phone or tablet for your secondary device, turn on aeroplane mode and enable wifi. You may also want to activate "do not disturb" mode (if available).
  • Power supplies for both your computer and the secondary device.

Conclusion

The remote online proctored format of the Australian Physiotherapy Council Written Assessment offers flexibility and accessibility while maintaining exam integrity. By understanding the exam's requirements, preparing your technical setup, and creating an ideal exam environment, you can approach the Written Assessment with confidence.

Academically has curated a special course for aspirants gearing up for the APC written assessment. Our course will help you with the A-Z procedure and help you to achieve success on your first attempt. 

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Nuha Mariyam
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Nuha Mariyam has more than three years of experience in content writing. She strongly believes in the power of creativity and the impact that it makes. With a keen eye for detail and a love for words, Nuha specialises in creating engaging and informative content across various fields, including healthcare.