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Bachelor of Physiotherapy

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy is for those who want to prevent injury and disability in others as well as rehabilitate those already injured. With a focus on the physiotherapist-client relationship, this course is highly practical in its orientation and provides graduates job ready skills to have them highly employable on graduation from our accredited program.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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4 years full-time
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
Guaranteed ATAR 90.00
Lowest Adjusted ATAR 75.00
  • Physiotherapist

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 course structure or view our enrolment information page.

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

Year 1

Semester 1

NHPPS1001, 15 credit points
NHPPS1111, 15 credit points

Semester 2

NHPHS1003, 15 credit points
NHPHS1401, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

NHPHS2101, 15 credit points
NHPPS2013, 15 credit points
NHPPS2113, 15 credit points
NHPRH2002, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

NHPPS3215, 15 credit points
Elective List A (1)

Semester 2

Elective List B (1)

Year 4

Semester 1

Elective List C (1)

Semester 2

NHPPS3115, 15 credit points
NHPPS4003, 15 credit points
NHPPS4004, 15 credit points
Elective List D (1)

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English; Units 1 to 4: one of Biology, Chemistry, Health And Human Development, Physical Education or Physics.

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration.

Guaranteed ATAR
This program has a guaranteed ATAR.  If you meet the program pre-requisites and any 'Essential Requirements for Admissions', we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR.  We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.  This is not a minimum ATAR or the lowest ATAR selection rank.

Subject Adjustments
A study score of 35 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study.  Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)
Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).  Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.  For further information go to Federation University Australia Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) information and the Federation University Australia website.


Entry requirements (non year 12)

This course uses an applicant's entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Minimum requirements

Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level. Applicants with relevant VET study or work experiences are encouraged to include this in their application. These are the minimum requirements. Admission to this course is competitive and applicants may need to meet a higher requirement to be offered a place.

Applicants who complete the first year of either of the following Federation University degree programs will be eligible for consideration based on performance:

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science 

Extra requirements

Essential requirements for enrolment or graduation:

Inherent requirements for Physiotherapy

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

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,948 student contribution amount

A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government.  Your fees (student contribution amount) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual units, not the overall course.  Each unit falls into a band which determines the student contribution.

2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,445 Band 1 to $16,323 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each unit, check the Sample Structure or refer to the 2024 unit listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only.  It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course.  For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed.  Total cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.


Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Higher education studies

Applicants who complete the first year of either of the following Federation degree programs will be eligible for consideration based on performance:
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Entry via FAST
Successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program is not a direct pathway into this degree.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection.  You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per unit, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

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 courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, 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

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Course co-ordinator

Gippsland - Churchill - Paul Kemel