Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

Physiotherapists work to prevent injury and disability and to rehabilitate those already injured; they work with people experiencing problems with their cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal or neurological systems. The Bachelor of Physiotherapy will equip students with the necessary skills to optimise movement and function, helping people overcome movement disorders, either present at birth or associated with ageing or life-changing events. Students undertake clinical placements throughout the program, starting in year one. Fourth-year students undertake four to six placements of five weeks’ duration, encompassing a range of clinical physiotherapy areas including musculoskeletal outpatients, neurology and cardiorespiratory plus a selection of specialised and/or elective areas. An embedded honours program is available from third year for high-achieving students.
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Fee notes

Average first year fee. Indicative only; subject to passage of legislation.

Other requirements

Students undertake at least 1000 hours of professional experience across four years. Before students can begin professional experience for this course, students should review the mandatory State or Territory legal and industry policy requirements. An overview of these requirements can be found at Students must meet the inherent requirements – essential components of this course (capabilities, knowledge and skills) – to achieve the course learning outcomes. For more information see

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for ACU and for this course, refer to ACU’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C)

Additional entry requirements

Applicants who have undertaken higher education study at bachelor level or higher with one full year completed are considered on the basis of the selection rank from that study.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Physiotherapist specialising in rehabilitation, paediatrics, women’s health, sports physiotherapy, cardiorespiratory, orthopaedics, gerontology and ergonomics.


Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

CSP/$8763 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

4 years Full time