Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Become a health professional focusing on the restoration of function to improve quality of life.
Gippsland - Churchill
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Gippsland - Churchill
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Length
4 years
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

Physiotherapists are qualified health professionals who are skilled in a number of areas, including the assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of acute and chronic muscloskeletal, neurological and cardiovascular disease.

You will engage in hands on, practical sessions from your first year of study, and support your theoretical understanding of the human body through lectures, group sessions and online supported learning. You will gain knowledge and skills in a range of areas including anatomy, manual therapy, pharmacology, physiology, radiology, sociology, pathology and kinesiology.

You will also develop the ability to clinically reason and translate research into clinical practice, to provide the highest level of patient-centred care. Some of your subjects are delivered with other health professional students so you will have an interprofessional experience, gaining team and leadership skills.

Throughout your degree, you will undertake extensive clinical placements of at least 1094 hours.

High achieving students wanting to pursue research can move into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) after second year.

  • Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists are employed in public and private hospitals, medical rehabilitation centres, community health centres, home care services, aged care facilities, psychiatric clinics, hostels and hospitals, vocational rehabilitation centres, schools and educational facilities, independent living/respite centres, private practice and elite local level sporting clubs. Physiotherapists work with people across their lifespan, in injury prevention and management.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOTHERAPY
NHPPS1001, 15 credit points
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY
NHPPS1111, 15 credit points

Semester 2

LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH A
NHPHS1003, 15 credit points
HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE IN AUSTRALIA
NHPHS1401, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH 1
NHPHS2402, 15 credit points
NEUROSCIENCE IN PHYSIOTHERAPY
NHPPS2004, 15 credit points
PHYSIOTHERAPY 5
NHPPS3003, 15 credit points

Semester 2

PHYSIOTHERAPY 1
NHPPS2002, 15 credit points
PHYSIOTHERAPY 3
NHPPS3001, 15 credit points
CLINICAL MEDICINE FOR THERAPY
NHPRH2002, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH 2
NHPHS3401, 15 credit points
PHYSIOTHERAPY 2
NHPPS2003, 15 credit points
PHYSIOTHERAPY 4
NHPPS3002, 15 credit points

Semester 2

Year 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PHYSIOTHERAPY
NHPPS4002, 15 credit points
PHYSIOTHERAPY HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS
NHPPS4003, 15 credit points
ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHYSIOTHERAPY
NHPPS4004, 15 credit points
HEALTH POLICY AND PLANNING
NHPTM4401, 15 credit points

This program requires a total of 1096 placement hours across 156 weeks.

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

 

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites

English: Units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 25 in any English. Other: Satisfactory completion of one of the following: Maths (any from Units 1-4), Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Health Education, Physical Education 
 

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)
Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

 

Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Extra Requirements

 

Essential Requirement Form

Compulsory: Applicants must complete and submit a supplementary application form. The online form can be accessed here

Working with children check

Compulsory: Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course. 

Police record check

Compulsory: Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements as part of this course. 

Immunisations

Compulsory: Prior to commencing clinical placements students are expected to provide evidence of current immunisation status.

Inherent Requirements 

English Language Skills requirements - IELTS of 7 in all bands

 

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700711311 (Churchill)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: PY5

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$7,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.


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The University is currently undergoing accreditation with the Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Health

Course coordinator

Christopher Snell