Diploma of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Griffith College - Gold Coast/Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This diploma and degree provide a pathway to a career in physiotherapy. In the diploma year, students develop fundamental academic skills and cement their knowledge in foundation subjects and core concepts required for a career in health. On successful completion of the diploma, students may progress into the bachelor degree with credit towards their study. This program provides an innovative, student-centred and employability-focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on client-centred and evidence-based practice, as well as experiential and inter-professional learning. Students take biomedical, physical and behavioural science courses as well as physiotherapy academic and clinical courses. For more course information, visit Diploma of Health Science and Bachelor of Physiotherapy.


Progression to the bachelor’s degree is limited to a quota of two places per intake and is based on student grades.

Fee notes

Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/. To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees

Other requirements

Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, visit the Griffith University Placement Support Hub.


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

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

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

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

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Physiotherapist for: community health centres; hospitals; private practices; schools; sporting teams and the armed forces. Physiotherapists may also be employed at universities to teach and conduct research or consult for industry and government bodies.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

3 Oct 2024
9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Level of Qualification
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

5 years Full time or 10 years Part time

Gold Coast