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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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
  • orthopedic
  • neurological

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

  • compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
  • the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.

 

Campus Information

Ballarat

1200 Mair Street, Ballarat Vic 3350 PO Box 650, Ballarat Vic 3350

North Sydney

40 Edward Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 PO Box 968, North Sydney NSW 2059

Brisbane

Brisbane Campus (McAuley) 1100 Nudgee Road Banyo, Qld 4014

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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.

Our physiotherapy graduates have pursued careers in:

  • hospitals (private and public)
  • private practice
  • sports, physical activity and exercise settings
  • workplace settings
  • injury prevention
  • research

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 educator. During each placement, students will develop and integrate knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Physiotherapy Council.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years PSW for North Sydney, and Brisbane
  • 3 years PSW for Ballarat

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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

 English Language Requirement

  • IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 7.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Honours Degree

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program is embedded into years 3 and 4 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Pass) program.

  • To be eligible to apply for admission to the honours program, a student must have completed 160 cp from years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy pass degree, with a grade point average of at least 5.50.

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy