Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time.

Course available at

  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • North Sydney

EFTSL value of units : : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:


English Standard, or English Advanced, or ESL (Band 4 for all), plus: at least one of Biology, or Chemistry or Physics (Band 2 for all)


English (Units 3 & 4, C); one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C)


Units 3 and 4 - a study score of 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Disclamer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 70 cp from Foundation Units (Part A);
  2. 20 cp from Inter-professional Units (Part B);
  3. 20 cp from University Core Curriculum Units (Part C);
  4. 210 cp from Physiotherapy Practice Units (Part D).

Exit points

A student who has successfully completed 230 cp from units, and 10 cp from Core Curriculum units may exit from the course with following qualification:

  • Bachelor of Allied Health

Progression requirements

Students need to complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level), unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Schedule of unit offerings

Part A : Foundation Units

Complete exactly 70 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ANAT101Physiotherapy Anatomy 110
ANAT102Physiotherapy Anatomy 210
BIOL125Human Biology 110
BIOL126Human Biology 210
PHTY203Physical Activity and Exercise in Physiotherapy10
PHTY208Pathophysiology for Physiotherapy10
PHTY209Neuroscience for Physiotherapy10

Part B : Inter-Professional Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ALHT106Psychology for Allied Health10
HLSC220Health Care Ethics10

Part C : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
PHCC320The Just Society10

Part D : Physiotherapy Practice Units

Complete exactly 210 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHTY102Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 110
PHTY103Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice 210
PHTY205Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Practice 110
PHTY206Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice 110
PHTY207Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice 210
PHTY210Movement Science for Physiotherapy10
PHTY211Research and Evidence-Based Practice for Physiotherapy10
PHTY300Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Practice 210
PHTY301Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Practice 310
PHTY302Neurological Physiotherapy Practice 110
PHTY303Neurological Physiotherapy Practice 210
PHTY304Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice10
PHTY306Integrated Physiotherapy Practice in Selected Populations10
PHTY400Preparation for Physiotherapy Practice10
PHTY402Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 110
PHTY403Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 210
PHTY404Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 310
PHTY405Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 410
PHTY406Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 510
PHTY407Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 610
PHTY417Professional Physiotherapy Practice10

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