Frequently Asked Questions
Before submitting an inquiry, please read the following, as the answer to your question may be below.
How do I get into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) or the Doctor of Physiotherapy?
Entry into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) or Doctor of Physiotherapy programs are a highly competitive process. Each applicant's academic record (ATAR and/or GPA and completion of pre-requisite subjects to the required level) is considered during the selection process.
Is an interview required for entry into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) or Doctor of Physiotherapy?
No, an interview is not a selection requirement.
Is there a set number of non-year 12 applications you can accept each year into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)?
There are no set places for year 12 or non-year 12 applicants. Selection is based on each applicant's overall achievements.
Are there any extra requirements for Physiotherapy programs?
YES. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements:
A satisfactory police check and working with children check is required for each student. Upon enrolling, students will be given details to how to apply. Please refer the Faculty website for additional information on the police check and working with children check.
Students will be required to comply with the Faculty Immunisation and infection risk policy and procedures, to enable them to proceed through the course with an acceptably low level of risk. All students must accept responsibility for having up-to-date immunisations before commencing the course. Recommended immunisations will include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B.
Prospective students will be provided with detailed written information and, as appropriate, counselling about the effect that HIV or hepatitis B infection may have on the ability to practice as a physiotherapist.
Monash University is required to inform placement organisations of the immunisation status of all students. If a student does not satisfy the placement organisation's immunisation requirements, it may refuse to accept the student for a placement.
A student who is unable to complete all compulsory placements cannot meet the requirements for successful completion of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours).
Prospective students are advised that there may be additional costs associated with the course for text books, course support material, uniforms for clinical placements, travel, accommodation and living costs associated with rural clinical placements, a police check and precautionary measures such as immunisations which are required prior to the commencing the course.
I have not completed the pre-requisite studies listed for entry into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) degree. What does this mean for me as a non-year 12 applicant?
All students must have the pre-requisites or equivalent university studies even if you are a non-year 12 applicant. Successful completion of two semesters of tertiary studies in the pre-requisite VCE subjects at a recognised tertiary institution would be considered comparable to VCE success in those subjects.
Please contact your local TAFE to see if they offer courses in the Year 12 units you need to have completed as a prerequisite or visit http://schlprv.vcaa.vic.edu.au/schoolsstudiessearch/default.asp?class=vce
For pre-requisite requirements of the Physiotherapy course, please see Mature aged
I have not completed the pre-requisite studies listed for entry into the Doctor of Physiotherapy degree. What does this mean for me as a post-graduate applicant?
All students must have the pre-requisite university studies in their undergraduate degree. If you have not undertaken the pre-requisite studies at university, your application will not be considered until these university subjects are completed.
Is the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) or Doctor of Physiotherapy offered off-campus or via Distance Education? I currently live interstate.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) and the Doctor of Physiotherapy are only offered on-campus (full time) at the Peninsula campus.
Can I start the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) mid-year?
No, there is no mid-year intake into this course.
Can I start the Doctor of Physiotherapy mid-year?
Yes, the Doctor of Physiotherapy only accepts enrolment for mid-year intake.
I am currently studying a degree at another University and I have a strong desire to study Physiotherapy at Monash University. Can I transfer into this degree?
Unfortunately, you cannot transfer into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours); you must apply through VTAC as a non-year 12 applicant.
Applications must be submitted to VTAC. As a non-current year 12 applicant you must meet the pre-requisite requirements (as outlined at Mature aged).
If you are applying to the post graduate Doctor of Physiotherapy degree, you must have met the pre-requisite requirements and apply directly to Monash using course code M6032.
I am currently studying a degree at Monash University and I have a strong desire to study Physiotherapy. Can I apply for an Internal transfer into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)?
For further information and to apply online, please click here.
I am currently studying Physiotherapy at another University and I would like to transfer into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at Monash. Can I transfer into this degree?
Unfortunately, you cannot transfer into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from another university. You must apply through VTAC as a non year 12 applicant. As a non-current year 12 applicant you must meet the pre-requisite requirements (as outlined at: Mature aged) and your application will be assessed on your entire academic record (GPA).
I have studied relevant pre requisite units in a previous university course. Can I gain credit for the units I’ve already studied in a previous university course or degree?
Due to the complex integrated nature of both the Bachelor and Doctor of Physiotherapy courses, recognition of prior learning/credit is not usually granted. Applications for credit/advance standing will only be considered once you are enrolled into the course. Applicants applying for credit/advance standing must clearly demonstrate to the selection committee that the content of their previous studies is at least equivalent to the Monash Physiotherapy course components for which they are seeking exemption.
I am currently studying a degree at Monash and would like to enrol into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Will you look only at my VCE results or also my current grades at University?
As a non-year 12 applicant, you will be assessed on your entire academic record (GPA, ATAR and demonstrated completion of pre-requisite subjects (Mature aged). In order to be competitive it is recommended that you have a distinction average throughout your current degree.
Applications must be submitted to VTAC.
I have not been accepted into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) course. What can I do to better my chances for next year?
Apply for a university course that you have an interest in, and perform as well as you can throughout your year of study. You will still need to apply through VTAC online for the forthcoming Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) intake. Alternatively, you may prefer to complete an entire undergraduate degree and then apply for entry into the Doctor of Physiotherapy program upon completion.
What Postgraduate courses do you offer in Physiotherapy for qualified physiotherapists?
The Master of Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice is a coursework masters offered as a stream of the Master of Advanced Health Care Practice within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. This specialisation is designed for physiotherapists interested in developing and expanding their skills in paediatrics. For more information see please see the Master of Advanced Health Care Practice page.
There are numerous Postgraduate research opportunities in the physiotherapy department. Please see Postgraduate.
I am an overseas-trained Physiotherapist. Can Monash University help me attain Australian registration to practice?
Overseas trained physiotherapists can apply for registration in Australia through the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC) procedures (www.physiocouncil.com.au).
After completing an online examination by APC, overseas trained physiotherapists must demonstrate competency in clinical areas.
Monash University offers one day workshops in areas examined in the APC registration exam for clinical practice to assist candidates prepare for these exams.
These workshops are scheduled throughout the year - further details can be found on our website Short courses.
For further information about courses please contact us