FAQs

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)?

Entry into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program is highly competitive and the process of entry includes multiple criteria. Each applicant's academic record (ATAR, GPA and completion of pre-requisite subjects to the required level)and performance at interview are considered during the selection process.

Selection interviews are 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 interview offer via email in December. All applicants must be available for a face to face interview at the designated time. If you are unable to attend an interview in person you will not be considered for entry into the Physiotherapy course. Phone or online (Skype) interviews are not possible
For further information about the application process, please see Prospective Students

I am currently overseas or interstate. Can I complete my interview for Physiotherapy via phone or Skype?

All local applicants (year 12 or non-year 12) if invited, must attend an interview in person. There is no option for phone or Skype interviews for local applicants.

Is there a set number of non-year 12 applications you can accept each year?

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?

YES. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements:

Background Checks
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.

Health Requirements
Students will be required to comply with the Faculty Immunisation and Infection Risk Policy and recommendations 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, counseling about the effect that HIV or hepatitis B infection may have on the ability of health care workers to practice their profession.

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).

Additional Information
Prospective students are advised that there may be additional costs associated with the course for text books and course support material, uniforms for clinical attachments, travel, accommodation and living costs associated with rural clinical attachments, 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

Is the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) offered off-campus or via Distance Education? I currently live interstate.

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is 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.

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 by the timely application date. As a non-current year 12 applicant you must meet the pre-requisite requirements (as outlined at Mature aged) and complete an interview.

I have completed studies at another University and would now like to enrol in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Can I gain credit for the units I've already studied in my previous degree?

Due to the complex integrated nature of the course, 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 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) course components for which they are seeking exemption.

I am currently studying Physiotherapy at another University and I would like to transfer into Physiotherapy at Monash. 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. 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) and performance at interview.

Due to the complex integrated nature of the course, 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 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) 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) along with your performance at interview. In order to be competitive it is recommended that you have a distinction average throughout your current degree.

Applications must be submitted to VTAC by the timely application date.

I have not been accepted into the Physiotherapy 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 by the timely application date and complete an interview like all other applicants.

What Postgraduate courses do you offer in Physiotherapy?

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 seeA/

There are numerous Postgraduate research opportunities in our 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