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Bachelor of Physiotherapy for 2014

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Why study Bachelor of Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are health care professionals who use exercise, movement analysis, manual therapy and specialist techniques to restore, improve and promote health.

A degree in physiotherapy prepares you for a range of career opportunities in metropolitan, rural and remote settings. Physiotherapists may work independently or as part of a team of healthcare professionals. They work in public and private hospitals, health centres, sports medicine clinics, maternity hospitals, rehabilitation centres, aged-care facilities and in private practices, as well as in health promotion, education, management and research.

Offered on our Peninsula campus, this four-year course delivers extensive case-based learning, and opportunities for hands-on clinical practice, including the potential for placements in rural settings across Victoria and interstate.

You will learn from highly trained and experienced physiotherapists who are skilled in education and research.

You will gain exposure to areas in which you could later specialise, such as:

  • cardiorespiratory care - to help to people with heart or lung problems
  • gerontology - to keep older people at their physical best
  • neurology - to provide rehabilitation to people following strokes, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis
  • musculoskeletal care - often delivered in sports or spinal physiotherapy, arthritis management and rehabilitation after reconstructive or joint replacement surgery.

Physiotherapists are in demand across all fields of modern health care. This course offers the potential of a lifetime of challenges, opportunities and rewards.

Professional recognitions

Australian

Graduates are eligible to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • Range of criteria (Peninsula)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

4 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 8,850 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Peninsula: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Course code: 3868

CRICOS code: 064803B

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Tel: 1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)
Visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/physio/

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

4 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 36,700 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Peninsula: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Course code: 3868

CRICOS code: 064803B

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

Non Year 12 applicants will apply through VTAC.

University

Applicants will be assessed considering the entire academic record including GPA and interview. Non Year 12 applicants must also meet the Year 12 prerequisite subjects either at Year 12 level or equivalent tertiary studies.

Successful completion of two semesters (Semester 1 & 2) of tertiary studies in the prerequisite VCE subjects at a recognised tertiary institution would be considered comparable to VCE success in those subjects.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL, and
  • Two of the following: a study score of at least 4 in biology SL or 3 in biology HL, or 4 in chemistry SL or 3 in chemistry HL, or 4 in mathematics SL or 4 in further maths SL, or 3 in mathematics HL, or a 4 in physics SL or a 3 in physics HL.

Extra requirements

2015 CHANGES TO ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The UMAT (for domestic students) will no longer be required for students applying for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy for entry in 2015 and beyond.

Applicants will still be required to undertake an interview. Applicants will be ranked for interview eligibility based on their academic record (Year 12 equivalent studies or GPA) and demonstrated completion of prerequisite subjects.

All applicants must be available for face to face interview at the designated time.

Selection interviews will be held in early January of the commencing academic year. Applicants will be ranked for interview based on their academic record including year 12 results and demonstrated completion of pre-requisite subjects. Successful applicants only will receive notification of an interview offer via email in December. Ensure you check your inbox, spam and junk folders. All applicants must be available for a face to face interview in January at the designated time. Phone or online (Skype) interviews are not possible.

DEAN'S INDIGENOUS LIST

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy may apply to be considered for the Dean's Indigenous List.

Applicants who are members of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community, with pre-requisite subjects at Year 12 level or higher can apply for entry via VTAC are encouraged to apply for the Dean's Indigenous List by contacting the department directly when invited, during the admission process. Staff from the Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit will then contact applicants and liaise directly with the Department of Physiotherapy.

Successful applicants are eligible to apply for waiving of certain costs associated with their study.

Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit: www.monash.edu.au/study/indigenous/

RURAL CONSIDERATION

To be eligible for rural consideration the applicant must apply via the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS).

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Peninsula
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP Range of criteria

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

2015 CHANGES TO ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The ISAT (for international students) will no longer be required for students applying for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy for entry in 2015 and beyond.

Applicants will still be required to undertake an interview. Applicants will be ranked for interview eligibility based on their academic record and demonstrated completion of prerequisite subjects.

All applicants must be available for face to face interview at the designated time.

Depending on the location of each applicant, they may be eligible to attend an interview in either Asia (Singapore/Malaysia) mid-year (late June/early July), or in Melbourne later in the year (November).

Please see the department's website: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/physio/index.html

Australian based Year 12 or tertiary applicants apply via VTAC online by the timely application date.

International applicants who are overseas apply directly through International Recruitment Service (IRS) at Monash University Web: http://www.monash.edu.au/study/international/apply/

See http://www.med.monash.edu.au/physio/index.html for detailed dates.

Selection for interview is based on academic performance. All applicants must be available for face to face interviews at the designated time. In deciding applicants' final ranking equal weighting is given to their interview and academic results.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

Non Year 12 applicants will apply through VTAC.

University

Applicants will be assessed considering the entire academic record including GPA and interview. Non Year 12 applicants must also meet the Year 12 prerequisite subjects either at Year 12 level or equivalent tertiary studies.

Successful completion of two semesters (Semester 1 & 2) of tertiary studies in the prerequisite VCE subjects at a recognised tertiary institution would be considered comparable to VCE success in those subjects.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

  • A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL, and
  • Two of the following: a study score of at least 4 in biology SL or 3 in biology HL, or 4 in chemistry SL or 3 in chemistry HL, or 4 in mathematics SL or 4 in further maths SL, or 3 in mathematics HL, or a 4 in physics SL or a 3 in physics HL.

English requirements for international students

Gaining the required result in one of the following tests of English language:

IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5.

ATOEFL minimum test score of either;

in the written TOEFL, 587 with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of at least 4.5; or

in the internet-based TOEFL, an overall score of at least 94 with at least 24 in writing, 19 in reading and no less than 20 in listening and speaking.

This course also accepts the Monash English Bridging Program as meeting the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Peninsula
International Baccalaureate 36
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 12

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

  • At a glance

  • Career opportunities

    After successfully completing this course, you can apply to register with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

    Physiotherapists are important members of primary care teams in hospitals, community healthcare centres, aged-care facilities and private practices.

    You could also work in management, private practice, health promotion, education and research.

    With further study, you could specialise in areas such as cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, aged or emergency care, sports medicine, neurology, paediatrics or women's health.

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