Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy is for those who want to prevent injury and disability in others as well as rehabilitate those already injured. You will learn how to identify, assess and treat conditions: musculoskeletal; cardiorespiratory; orthopaedic; neurological. As a graduate, you will be a skilled physiotherapist who can work with everyone from children to the elderly, as well as deal with gender-specific issues. Graduates can also work as consultants in educational, government and industrial institutions, and/or conduct research that contributes to the knowledge base of the profession.This physiotherapy course also offers students clinical placements during which they will be supervised by a clinical facilitator. During each placement they will develop and integrate knowledge, skills and professional behaviours in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Physiotherapy Council. High achieving Bachelor of Physiotherapy students can undertake honours in the third and fourth years, provided they meet admission requirements.

Course Fee:

International: $153,280

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites: 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); QLD Prerequisites: English (4, SA); plus one of biology, chemistry or physics (4, SA); VIC Prerequisites: 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.


320 credit points. Students will undertake clinical placements in which they will be supervised by a clinical facilitator. Clinical placements allow students to use their knowledge of practical skills and apply them to the everyday needs of individuals in hospitals, private practice, aged care facilities and rehabilitation units.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree within the Faculty of Health Sciences. Honours graduates may be eligible to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Further information:

Graduates may work in a variety of areas including rehabilitation, paediatrics, women's health, sports physiotherapy, cardiorespiratory, orthopaedics, gerontology and ergonomics, hospitals and rehabilitation units, community health centres and/or private practice.Graduates can also work as consultants in educational, government and industrial institutions, and/or conduct research that contributes to the knowledge base of the profession.


Eligible graduates can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). To obtain further information relating to Registration Standards for Physiotherapy visit the AHPRA website. Graduates will also be eligible for membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Full time 4 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 93.1 No Full time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 4 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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