Applicants must meet all the following criteria:
- a completed bachelor degree in a health science discipline*, and/or
- tertiary level studies in human musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology.
*Health science disciplines include, for example, exercise physiology, exercise science, exercise and sports science, medical science, biomedical science, health science, human movement, physiotherapy, physical therapy, applied science, human biology, medicine, rehabilitation science, occupational therapy
In addition, applicants are required to have:
- completed their degree in the last 10 years or have undertaken subsequent Postgraduate studies
- obtained a minimum 70% GPA in their last year of study.
Successful applicants must be able to produce a current Working with Children Check and Police Records Check throughout the duration of the program and will be required to obtain immunisations in line with placement site requirements as well as meet the inherent requirements of the course.
IELTS (Academic Module): Overall 7.0 with no individual band below 7 or equivalent measures available at http://www.swinburne.edu.au/study/international/apply/entry-requirements/
International students must provide an up to date record of all immunisations they have received over their lifetime, translated in English at the time of course commencement. For information on required vaccinations, please visit the Australian Government website.
At course commencement, the Faculty Immunisation form will require completion and signed by an Australian medical practitioner to ensure you are immunised according to the Vaccination for Healthcare Workers standards. Further information will be provided upon course commencement.
Additional immunisations may be required in response to any changes in Government policy or the specific requirements of the organisation you attend for your placements. Any required immunisations or serology tests would be at your own cost.
A Police check from your country of residence will be required at the time of course commencement.
NDIS Worker Screening Check
Students enrolled in this course may be required to apply for and receive an acceptable NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to commencing placement with an NDIS provider. The relevant fee is the responsibility of the student.
If you have lived overseas for more than 12 months in the past ten years, you are required to provide a police check from each country you resided in (including an English translation) and/or a statutory declaration stating that you have never been convicted of any crime in another country.
You will be required to have an annual National Police Record Check to attend placements. Further information about how to apply will be provided at course commencement.
Working with Children Check – all applicants must maintain a current Working with Children Check throughout the duration of the program.
Placements can occur at any time during the course, including during the school holidays, Christmas and Easter holidays. Students need to be available to attend placements at all times during the course. It is advised that holidays are not booked prior to allocation of placements as alternative placements may not be available, therefore impeding progress in the course.
Detailed information will be provided to all students at the commencement of the course.
Once enrolled in the course, all students (with the exception of Master of Dietetics students) are registered with the Australian Heath Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Uniform and equipment will be required to be purchased for use in class and placement.
Some placements will be undertaken in regional locations, students are responsible for costs incurred for travel and accommodation.