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Clinical Physiotherapy

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Clinical Physiotherapy
  • Duration


    1 year full-time
  • Credit




  • Location


    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 2, 2024

1 March 2024

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Extended Delivery Period 2A, 2025

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23 January 2025

Semester 1, 2025

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23 January 2025

Course outline
Clinical Physiotherapy



This course allows qualified physiotherapists to specialise in one of the following:

Selecting from a range of specialised higher-level units, you will study clinical management, examining the theories and techniques of physiotherapy practice. You will also study models of service delivery, current developments in physiotherapy care, promotion of health and prevention of disease and dysfunction in the client group.

It is possible to exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy once you have completed certain units.

Clinical practice is a significant component of this course. During your placement you will detail a variety of case histories and evaluate each as a reflective practitioner.

Please note: Participation is obligatory in laboratory classes which require appropriate disrobing when acting as clients in the peer group, and physically manipulating patients including lifting and supporting people with disabilities.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.


What you'll learn

  • utilise knowledge of biophysical, behavioural and clinical science into the safe and ethical delivery of physiotherapy services in diverse and dynamic settings
  • critically interpret information to plan, implement and evaluate physiotherapy practice.
  • source, appraise, manage and use a wide range of information relevant to evidence-informed physiotherapy practice and effective decision-making
  • use effective and respectful strategies for communication with diverse stakeholders
  • use relevant technologies as part of contemporary physiotherapy practice
  • demonstrate ongoing commitment to professional development and contribution to the profession through building personal lifelong learning capacities
  • understand the local, national and global factors that inform the delivery of physiotherapy services within a global health care perspective
  • demonstrate effective cross-cultural capabilities as part of respectful interactions in physiotherapy practice
  • apply professional skills for working independent and collaboratively in physiotherapy practice and within interprofessional teams

This course has changed the way I practice as a physiotherapist and has equipped me with better knowledge and skills. One of the best things I’ve learned is that it’s okay to fail, and to ask questions in class, rather than make the same mistake when faced with a real patient.

Ghislene Goh

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

A bachelor degree in physiotherapy or equivalent, plus at least two years of relevant clinical experience.

You must be a registered physiotherapist with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, or be eligible for limited registration for postgraduate training in Australia.

You will need to provide evidence of your successful completion of an approved course in first aid (CPR).

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.


Ranking and Selection Process

Entry to this course is competitive, with limited places available. Offers will be made on a continuous basis until the course is full. Please submit your application and documentation as soon as possible.

Please note:

  • Applicants will be ranked and selected based on published entry requirements and entire academic record.
  • Applicants must provide all required documents and be assessed as eligible to be included in the ranking for an offer.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements and course specific prerequisites, does not guarantee selection.
  • Applicants with outstanding results will only be considered for an offer upon submission of the results.
  • Eligible applicants will remain in the ranking pool until the conclusion of all offer rounds.
  • In the event the course reaches capacity the University reserves the right to close the application process.


English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)









Overall band score


Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for a Master of Clinical Physiotherapy (MC-PHYTH)

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:




Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus


Extended Delivery Period 2A
  • On campus
Semester 1
  • On campus


Extended Delivery Period 2A
  • On campus
Semester 1
  • On campus

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. View our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-PHYTH
  • CRICOS code: 049888F
  • Last updated on: 22 July 2024

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