Undergraduate physiotherapy courses are offered by 15 universities across 21 campuses in Australia. The vast majority of undergraduate courses are 4 years in duration and require an ATAR of over 95. There are some physiotherapy courses where the ATAR required is in the 80s, which is an equivalent OP range of 6 to 8.
Please note that apart from the ATAR requirements, the addition entry requirements vary from course to course. Some offer regional bonus points and alternative indigenous pathways. Some universities require pre-requisite subjects, an internal application form or an interview. Please check with the universities you are looking at applying for regarding their admissions requirements.
Following is a table of the ATARs and OPs for undergraduate physiotherapy commencing in 2015. This is a rough guide only for future years, as it will vary every year depending on the applications received by each university:
Some universities offer a 2 or 3 year postgraduate pathway to become a physiotherapist. Again, please check with each university regarding their admission requirements, as some require pre-requisite subjects while others don’t. Following is a table of universities offering masters programs commencing in 2016 to become a physiotherapist:
Following is an infographic which summarizes the pathway to becoming a physiotherapist in Australia. For simplicity, it does not include the possibility of transferring into physiotherapy from another course. For more pathways information, go to our become a physiotherapist page.
More resources on My Health Career:
- The best and worst parts about a career in physiotherapy, & where do physiotherapists work?
- The pathways to becoming a physiotherapist
- Physiotherapy workforce data
- What it’s really like to be an Olympic sports physio – by Shane Hayes
The information presented in this article was correct at the time of publishing. Please check with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for an up to date list of approved programs of study to become a physiotherapist in Australia: http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Education/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx?ref=Physiotherapist
Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances. My Health Career accepts no responsibility for ensuring that you enrol in a course that is right for you. Please do your own research to ensure that you enrol in the correct course, especially if you are considering an undergraduate biomedicine, health science or biomedical science degree as a pathway to a masters course. This may include speaking with a careers advisor, guidance officer, career development practitioner, representatives of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and admissions officers from the university or universities you are looking at applying to.