This program is scheduled to commence in 2020.
After completing two years of study in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1589) program, high achieving students with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 are eligible to apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program. Similar to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy program, these students will need to demonstrate physiotherapy knowledge and skills required for entry-level clinical physiotherapy practice. In addition, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) students will develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills relating to research in their final two years of study.
Graduates will be eligible to register to practice as a Physiotherapist within Australia following accreditation and also progress directly to higher degree research study such as a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.
|1579||Bachelor of Physiotherapy||Nathan||Trimester 1 only|
|1589||Bachelor of Physiotherapy||Gold Coast||Trimester 1 only|
|1578||Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)||Nathan||Trimester 1 only|
|1590||Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) (this program)||Gold Coast||Trimester 1 only|
Note: Progression to the Honours program is dependent upon satisfying eligibility requirements.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) students will be expected to study full-time on-campus and attend all scheduled learning activities and clinical placements.
Note: The Bachelor of Physiotherapy curriculum will be introduced incrementally over four years (that is, Year 1 courses will be introduced in 2018, Year 2 courses in 2019, Year 3 courses in 2020 and Year 4 courses in 2021).
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) students will undertake several work-integrated learning activities throughout their program of study. Students will undertake clinical experiences from Year 1 to Year 4 as part of academic courses. Students will also undertake five week full-time clinical placements as part of four clinical placement courses. They will also participate within clinical research activities as part of their Honours research project.
Physiotherapists aim to enhance the movement and function of individuals and populations across the lifespan, especially when actual or potential impairments and disability relate to the musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, and neurological systems. Physiotherapists work in various settings, such as hospitals, private practices, community health centres, schools, sporting teams, and the armed forces. Physiotherapists may also be employed at universities to teach or conduct research, or consult for industry and government bodies.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC).
Graduates of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) are recognised by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (PBA) and will be eligible to apply for registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHRPA) to practice physiotherapy within Australia.
There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.
Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) will provide a pathway to a higher degree research degree such as a Master of Philosophy (5001) or Doctor of Philosophy (6001). Graduates may also be eligible to apply for a Master of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy (5269) after undertaking at least two years of clinical experience, 40 hours of continuing development points with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and whilst maintaining registration to practice with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 41.0||$512.50||$41,000.00|
|2018||Fee Band 40.0||$500.00||$40,000.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.