Awards and recognition

The APA has an extensive awards program incorporating student awards, National Group awards, trustee prizes and individual state branch awards.

Honoured members

APA Honoured Membership is an acknowledgement of conspicuous service, leadership, and exceptional contributions to the APA and the broader profession. Find out more about APA honoured membership.

Awards for Professional Excellence (APE)

The APE program celebrates the commitment and outstanding achievements of members and rewards them for their contribution to the APA. The program is administered by each state branch and awards are presented for achievements including:

  • contribution to the promotion of the profession
  • contribution to the Association by a recent graduate
  • contribution to an APA group or state branch
  • contribution to physiotherapy research.

Trustee prizes

Trustee prizes are bestowed unto members as a result of bequests left to the APA.

Student awards

Merit-based student awards are for best results in academic study in a field of physiotherapy. Each university has its own awards program and the APA state branches and national groups support these by awarding gifts in several categories.

National Group awards

A number of our national groups offer research grants and prizes to members who have made a substantial contribution to a particular area of interest.

APA National Paediatric Group - Yvonne Burns Award

APA Student Network - Board of Directors’ Student Prize

APA National Cardiorespiratory Group - Nicole Turney Memorial Grant

Felice Rosemary Lloyd Trust (VIC)