Course details

CRICOS course code: 071515G

Level of study: Undergraduate


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 a range of conditions.

As a graduate, you will have developed skills to work with everyone from children to the elderly, as well as deal with gender-specific issues.

This physiotherapy course also offers students clinical placements during which they will be supervised by a clinical educator. During each placement students 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.

Professional experience

Students will undertake clinical placements in which they will be supervised by a clinical educator. 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.

As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements). As part of your enrolment, you must complete the Faculty of Health Sciences pre-placement requirements. To ensure you meet these requirements you need to start as soon as possible. Visit ACU’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) website to view your Pre-Placement Requirements checklist.


Our graduates have careers in:

  • rehabilitation
  • paediatrics
  • women’s health
  • sports physiotherapy
  • cardiorespiratory
  • orthopaedics
  • gerontology and ergonomics
  • hospitals and rehabilitation units
  • community health centres
  • private practice
  • research
  • educational, government and industrial institutions

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Click here for more details on this course.

Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
40,656 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 1,62,624; Unit fee: 5,082
Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
Ballarat Campus
1200 Mair Street
Ballarat Victoria 3350

Entry criteria

Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate, including studies in science.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 7.0; Individual score of:
7.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet based total of 94: minimum 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 reading and 24 listening

ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185; Individual score of 185 in all tests


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
Back to the top of this page