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Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

This page was first published on 21 November 2022 and was last amended on 13 December 2022.
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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will be able to:

No. Course learning outcome Graduate quality Graduate quality Graduate Quality
1 Demonstrate competencies required to be registered as a physiotherapist in Australia. Depth of disciplinary expertis  


2 Practise in a way that is reflective, evidence based, and evolving based on new research. Depth of disciplinary expertise Critical thinking and Problem solving Information and Digital literacy
3 Integrate basic science knowledge (i.e., anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, exercise physiology, and psychology) to inform physiotherapy practice. Depth of disciplinary expertise    
4 Communicate effectively in written and oral forms that are adapted appropriately in different professional contexts and with all stakeholders. Communication (oral and written) Interdisciplinary effectiveness Influence
5 Use current technology in the provision of health care and evaluate the potential of emerging technologies to be used in health care delivery. Information and Digital literacy Inventiveness


6 Demonstrate a knowledge of indigenous health and be able to deliver culturally appropriate physiotherapy services to the wider multi-cultural community includingAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Cultural competence  



Work independently and work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams in order to provide effective services with a client centred focus. Communication (oral and written) Interdisciplinary effectiveness


8 Demonstrate and continue to develop a professional and ethical identity as a physiotherapist in order to be prepared for their role in the workplace. Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity  


9 Demonstrate managerial and leadership qualities within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks in order to be leaders and agents of change in the workplace. Inventiveness Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity Influen

Post-publication amendments

Date Original publication Post-publication amendment
13/12/2022 Accreditation
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) is accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as physiotherapists with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (PBA), overseen by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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