Training and Qualifications

Physiotherapist

To practice in Victoria, physiotherapists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) and hold a:

  • Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy; or
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) (four years); or
  • Master of Physiotherapy

Completion of Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance may provide some credit to the degree program.

Speech pathologist

To practice in Victoria, speech pathologists must hold a:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (three years); or
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (three years); or
  • Master of Speech Pathology (two years)

Entry can be from Certificate III and IV in Allied Health Assistance. Completion of Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance may provide some credit to the degree program.

Occupational therapist

To practice in Victoria, occupational therapists must be registered with the AHPRA and hold a:and hold a:

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (four years); or
  • Postgraduate Studies in Occupational Therapy, such as Master of Occupational Therapy Practice or Master of Occupational Therapy

Some degree programs may provide credits for units from Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance and Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance.