Graduate degree pathway

How to become a physiotherapist

      Entry requirements

      Standard entry

      1. Undergraduate degree

      First you must meet the entry requirements for your undergraduate degree.

      2. Graduate degree

      The Doctor of Physiotherapy also has specific prerequisite and grade entry requirements to be considered for entry. Specifically you must complete studies in human anatomy and human physiology or equivalent and a Multi Mini Interview.

      Graduate Degree Packages

      The University also offers guaranteed entry to high–achieving domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia based on your ATAR.   More information on Graduate Degree Packages.

      Graduate Degree PackageATARCSP VTAC Course CodeInternational Fee Paying VTAC Course CodeOther selection criteria
      Bachelor of Biomedicine/Doctor of Physiotherapy98.00+38005102813800510283WAM 75%+
      Multi mini interview
      Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Physiotherapy98.00+38005102913800510293WAM 75%+
      Multi mini interview

      Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholars

      Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.


      The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

      Find a scholarship that's right for you

      Other guarantees available

      DegreeGuaranteed Entry Requirements
      Doctor of PhysiotherapyApplicants who receive an ATAR (or notional ATAR) between 96.00 and 97.95 in Year 12 and commence and complete an undergraduate course at the University of Melbourne with a weighted average mark of 75% or higher are guaranteed an Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.Prerequisites must be completed and satisfactory performance in a multi-mini interview that demonstrates adequate communication skills is required. All students who commence their undergraduate degree at Melbourne after the 2016 intake will be required to pass on the first attempt any subject course pre-requisites taken at The University of Melbourne. Students who fail to achieve this, will not be guaranteed entry to the course.