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
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
4 years
(480 credit points = 4.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
  • 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 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

NEUROLOGICAL FOCUSED PHYSIOTHERAPY
NHPPS2013, 15 credit points
NEUROLOGICAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
NHPPS2113, 15 credit points
CLINICAL MEDICINE FOR THERAPY
NHPRH2002, 15 credit points

Semester 2

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH 1
NHPHS2402, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

ORTHOPAEDICS AND SPORTS
NHPPS3215, 15 credit points
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE: JOURNAL CLUB
NHPPS3315, 15 credit points

Semester 2

Year 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

COMPLEX SPINE AND PAIN PRESENTATIONS
NHPPS3115, 15 credit points
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
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 Univesity 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

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,301 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

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).

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

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

Physiotherapy

Course coordinator

Gippsland - Churchill - Christopher Snell