Agency VA 1350
Physiotherapists Registration Board of Victoria (I) (previously known as Masseurs Registration Board of Victoria 1923-1978)
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Date Range: 1923 - 1999
 
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Establishment

The first formal massage training course in Australia was established in 1906 after discussions with the Australian Massage Association. The Masseurs Registration Act 1922 (No. 3254) came into operation on 18 July 1923, establishing the Masseurs Registration Board of Victoria and allowing for the registration of those who had completed a prescribed course of training and passed the examinations.

Formation and Membership of the Board

The Act prescribed a board consisting of six members appointed by the Governor in Council. This included two medical practitioners, and four persons (including at least one woman) who are engaged in the practice or teaching of massage.

Functions and Operation

The Masseurs Registration Act 1922 prescribed the following functions of the Board:

* To hold examinations and appoint examiners

* To schedule days and times for examinations

* To issue or cancel certificates of registration

* To suspend the registration of any person and to annul such suspension

* To cancel the registration of any person and to annul such cancellation

* To take proceedings for offences under the Act

The Australian Massage Association was renamed the Australian Physiotherapy Association in 1939 and there was a move toward masseurs adopting the name physiotherapy (University of Melbourne, 2005).

The Board was renamed the Physiotherapists Registration Board with the passing of the Physiotherapists Act 1978. Existing Board members continued in their role. The 1978 Act allowed for the temporary registration of those who had obtained suitable qualifications outside of Victoria and those who held suitable qualifications and proposed to come to Victoria for the purpose of teaching, research or study in physiotherapy.


Abolition

The Board was abolished and a new Board established in 1999 with the passing of the Physiotherapists Registration Act 1998. See VA 4874 Physiotherapists Registration Board of Victoria (II).

 
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? 1950 - 2010 Subject Files VPRS 16486 North Melbourne Part Open
1923 - 1987 Register, Physiotherapists VPRS 16487 North Melbourne Open
1923 - 2010 Board Minutes VPRS 16484 North Melbourne Part Open
1923 - 2010 Legislation VPRS 16485 North Melbourne Open
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1923 - 1999 Health VRG 39