Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) - CB85
Study the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at CQUniversity and develop the knowledge and skills required to practice as a Physiotherapist. Accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Board of Australia and featuring extensive real-world learning in purpose-built physiotherapy labs and professional practice placements, you will benefit from practical and industry relevant experience that will prepare you for a wide scope of physiotherapy roles.
4 years full-time
Bundaberg, Cairns, Rockhampton
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at CQUniversity is a four-year course designed to develop your skills and enable you to practise as a Physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession concerned with human function and movement. Physiotherapists use a range of methods in their work including exercise, manual techniques, education and advice.
You will develop the skills to become confident in assessing, treating and managing a range of conditions for people of all ages. In addition, your education and training will focus on ways to prevent injuries and promote health and well being- skills that are highly valued within the industry.
The course includes a large practical component through both university-based units and clinical education placements in a range of settings. This allows you to put your learning into practice, gain real-life work experience and graduate work-ready.
|Core Units||26||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete 26 core units.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Your career optionsThe Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) offers a high-quality and up-to-date education in the field of physiotherapy and is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC). On successful completion, you will be eligible for registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, qualifying you to practise as a physiotherapist in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, community health centres, private practice, schools and with sporting teams.
You will be prepared for a wide scope of physiotherapy roles from working with patients with cardiorespiratory, or neurological concerns to those with musculoskeletal concerns.
Real-world opportunitiesYour studies take place in purpose-built physiotherapy labs that prepare you with the skills and knowledge required to participate in a range of work placement environments.
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) involves extensive professional practice experiences where you will gain practical and relevant experience and opportunities to apply your discipline knowledge and skills to real clients. During your third and fourth years of study, you will complete five clinical placements, each of five weeks duration.
While every endeavour is made for your professional practice experiences to be close to home, you may be required to travel to another location to complete your professional practice and this will be at your own expense.
|Term 1 - 2024||Bundaberg Cairns Rockhampton|
|Professional Physiotherapy Practice 1||PSIO13002||Students are required to complete an extensive 5 week clinical placement in this unit. Students may be required to travel to complete the 5 week clinical placement. Students will be financially responsible for clinical placement accommodation and travel costs.|
|Professional Physiotherapy Practice 3||PSIO14002||Students are required to complete an extensive 5 week clinical placement in this unit. Students may be required to travel to complete the 5 week clinical placement. Students will be financially responsible for clinical placement accommodation and travel costs.|
|Professional Physiotherapy Practice 2||PSIO13003||Students are required to complete an extensive 5 week clinical placement in this unit. Students may be required to travel to complete the 5 week clinical placement. Students will be financially responsible for clinical placement accommodation and travel costs.|
|Professional Physiotherapy Practice 4||PSIO14003||Students are required to complete an extensive 5 week clinical placement in this unit. Students may be required to travel to complete the 5 week clinical placement. Students will be financially responsible for clinical placement accommodation and travel costs.|
|Professional Physiotherapy Practice 5||PSIO14004||Students are required to complete an extensive 5 week clinical placement in this unit. Students may be required to travel to complete the 5 week clinical placement. Students will be financially responsible for clinical placement accommodation and travel costs.|
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy course involves extensive practical experience, both through university-based units and clinical education placements that are embedded into the course. In the third and fourth years students are expected to undertake five clinical education placements, each of five weeks duration.
When applying, you must demonstrate that you have met the listed Entry Requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements.
After you have applied and enrolled in this course, you will need to be able to meet the Security and Health Requirements as these generally relate to work-integrated learning activities that form part of your course. You will be provided with more information about security and health requirements after enrolling in the relevant units that these relate to.
COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementThe COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health or Physical Education (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 with a minimum 7.0 in each subset; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBt - 94 or better overall and no score less than 24 for listening and reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking; or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 65 with no sub-score less than 65.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Physiotherapy students’ English language skills are directly aligned with the requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Available at: https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx
Security RequirementsAs a part of this course, students will undertake clinical placements. To participate in clinical placements, students require the following: - CQUniversity Student Declaration - Queensland Health Student Deed Poll - Working with Children Card - Criminal Police Check Additional checks and documentation may also be required, depending on the type of placement site as different organisations / placement sites.
Health RequirementsAs a part of this course, students will undertake clinical placements. To participate in clinical placements students require the following vaccinations: - Hepatitis B - Measles, Mumps and Rubella - DTpa (Whooping Cough) - Varicella (Chicken Pox) - Tuberculosis Screening Additional vaccinations may also be required. This will depend on the type of placement site and the site location, as different states have different vaccinations regulations and requirements. Students are also required to hold a current First Aid / CPR certificate.
There is a high demand for Physiotherapists across a range of healthcare settings and with the trend of an ageing population more people are likely to develop physical conditions where physiotherapy can play an important role.
Completing the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) prepares you for a career as a Physiotherapist in a variety of healthcare settings such as:
- community health centres
- rehabilitation units
- private practice
- occupational health
- sport clinics and teams.
|2023 Indicative Fees|
|International Indicative First Term Fee||$17,280.00|
|International Indicative First Year Fee||$35,280.00|
Please note the following important information:
- Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
- Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
- Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
- The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
- Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
- It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
- The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
- Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
- Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
- International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).
Please refer to our international course fees page.
We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.
|Queensland||ROK: 851422; BDG: 811422; CNS: 821422|
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