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Physiotherapy services are provided to students with disability enrolled in state schools and state education programs and services.

Physiotherapy services are delivered as part of the education program and are directed towards education outcomes for students with disability who have difficulties with posture and movement or neuro sensory motor development.

The purpose of physiotherapy is to promote health and wellbeing, self-management, physical activity and development of motor function in order to facilitate students' access, participation and achievement in education.

Physiotherapists in state schools are committed to working collaboratively with other service providers to ensure high quality service provision for students with disability.

About the role

Information about the role, responsibilities and services a physiotherapist provides:


The following professional registrations and qualifications are required for employment as a physiotherapist:


Physiotherapists are generally based in schools and provide services to a number of schools within a region. Line managers for physiotherapists are determined by regional personnel in consultation with relevant stakeholders.

In most instances the line manager is the principal of the base school. The professional supervisors of physiotherapists work collaboratively with line managers to ensure an effective management structure for quality physiotherapy services in state schools.

Further information about line management is available in the Management and Supervision of School Based Itinerant Staff procedure.


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Last updated
23 September 2020