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Hi ,*

I'm a Physiotherapist, currently working in regional QLD, on 457 visa.*

I've been on 457 visa for almost 2 years but I've recently changed my employer.*

My new employers are happy to sponsor me on RSMS visa( 187). I needed some information on RSMS visa, about Physiotherapy, as an occupation.*

I wont be eligible for Transition*stream, as I haven't completed 2 years with my current employer. I have Limited Registration to work as a Physio from AHPRA.**Limited registration from AHPRA was the basis for my 457 visa.*Physiotherapy as an occupation is not mentioned in the legislative instrument.*As stated*on the *DIBP webpage , skill requirement for direct stream “*if your occupation is not on the relevant*legislative instrument, you must demonstrate that you have the qualifications listed in ANZSCO as necessary to perform the tasks of your occupation".

Below is the brief description for Physiotherapist ANZSCO list :


PHYSIOTHERAPISTS assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:

Registration or licensing is required.
Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
​​​​​​​I'm still undergoing physiotherapy assessment process through Australian Physiotherapy council, to be competent to work as a fully licensed Physiotherapist. Hence I wont be able to undergo skill assessment, if that's a requirement for Direct entry stream for physiotherapy as an occupation. I wanted* to know if my*limited registration( which currently allows me to work)*be valid for RSMS : direct entry stream as it was valid for my 457 visa ?

I have been asking around from some guidance but haven't received any yet. It would be it big help if someone could help me with this
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