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ATAR for physiotherapy – your guide to the ATAR for every physiotherapy course in Australia in 2020

Careers and University, Physiotherapy

There are schools of physiotherapy in 6 states and territories throughout Australia. Depending on which pathway you take, it takes a minimum of 4 to 6 years to become a physiotherapist.

Undergraduate entry into physiotherapy

For entry into undergraduate physiotherapy courses in 2020 the ATAR ranged from the mid-70s to 99. Following is a guide for the ATAR scores for every physiotherapy course in Australia in 2020:

Please note that apart from your ATAR, entry requirements and/or requirements to complete your clinical placements undergraduate physiotherapy may also include:

  • a police check
  • a working with children check
  • pre-requisite subjects
  • first aid training
  • health checks and immunisations

It is also worth noting that some universities will accept applicants who hold a full or partial Bachelor’s degree. Some universities also have different entry requirements for students from a rural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background. Please check with the universities you are looking at applying to for their complete entry requirements as this varies widely across the different universities.

Graduate entry into physiotherapy

Entry into postgraduate physiotherapy courses will involve requirements such as a high Grade Point Average (GPA) in your undergraduate degree as well as pre-requisite subjects.

Following is a table which shows postgraduate qualifications which lead to registration as a physiotherapist in Australia:

Please note that apart from your GPA and pre-requisite subjects, graduate entry requirements and/or requirements to complete your clinical placements in physiotherapy may also include:

  • a police check
  • a working with children check
  • first aid training
  • health checks and immunisations
  • pre-requisite subjects

Pathways to becoming a physiotherapist

Following is an infographic which summarizes the above pathways to becoming a physiotherapist. For simplicity, it does not include the possibility of transferring into physiotherapy from another course. Click here for more information on our become a physiotherapist page.

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.

If you would like to find courses to become a physiotherapist:

  1. Go to https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Accreditation/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx
  2. In Profession select Physiotherapist
  3. In Country make the appropriate selection – for example, Australia
  4. In Qualification Type select General
  5. Click Search

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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. This may include speaking with people in the profession, 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.

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