Course details

CRICOS course code: 099968C

Level of study: Postgraduate


As a physiotherapist, you have the opportunity to make a big impact on someone’s life. Whether you’re part of a transplant recipient’s first steps with a new set of lungs or helping an athlete get back on the field after an injury, it’s a highly rewarding job.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy provides you with the knowledge, skills and clinical experience to start your career as a physiotherapist. Based at our Peninsula campus, you’ll become part of a growing specialist precinct for allied health and primary care education and research.

A physiotherapist in training from day one

Get hands-on experience and exposure to the clinical environment from the start of your degree. We offer early work-integrated learning, where you’ll see physiotherapists in action, take part in simulation activities and practice your new skills in our physiotherapy practice labs and rehabilitation gym on campus. You’ll also have opportunities to learn collaborative practice alongside students from other areas of health, preparing you to provide the best possible patient care.

Practical experience at Victoria’s leading hospitals and health services

We partner with some of the state’s major healthcare providers to give you access to high-quality clinical training. Our placements take place in a range of facilities from hospitals to rehabilitation centres to private practice. Your placement could take you to the Alfred, Australasia’s largest trauma centre, community rehabilitation with Peninsula Health, or even with a rural healthcare service.

Creating future healthcare leaders

At Monash, we’re not just educating tomorrow’s physiotherapists, but preparing the next generation of leaders in health. You’ll complete your own research project, under the guidance of one of our physiotherapy experts and have the opportunity to make a difference to physiotherapy practice and services. With training in leadership, advocacy and education as part of your degree, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of potential career pathways.

Course theme

Our Doctor of Physiotherapy curriculum is underpinned by four major themes, which are integrated throughout each unit you complete:

Personal and professional development

Develop the personal attributes and related skills to assist you in the transition to becoming a physiotherapist. This includes communication and interprofessional collaboration skills and ethics and legal issues.

Population, society and health

Consider the broader cultural, society and population issues that impact on health and health care delivery. Dedicated studies in leadership, business, education and advocacy support this theme.

Applied practice

Gain the clinical competencies integral to physiotherapy practice. This focuses on incorporating the best available research evidence with the clinical reasoning skills of assessment, management and evaluation of patients within a range of environments and the delivery of appropriate health care.


Build the knowledge and skills that are required to independently collect, interpret and critically evaluate research issues relevant to physiotherapy practice.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
52,000 Per Year 24 Jul 2023 3 years
Full time
Peninsula Campus
Moorooduc Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3199

Entry criteria

An Australian undergraduate degree* (or equivalent) in a relevant area of study** with at least 70% distinction average.

*Completion of undergraduate degree within last 10 years

** Relevant area of study must include human anatomy AND human physiology AND biostatistics.

Example units: BMS2011 (human anatomy), BMS2031 (human physiology), BMS1042 (biostatistics)

English entry requirements

Level C

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5 and Speaking 6.5

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 58, Reading 58, Speaking 58 and Writing 58

TOEFL Internet-based test: 94 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20 and Writing 24


Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
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