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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy

GradCertClinPhysio(Curtin) - GC-PHYTH Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July

The mid-year intake is part-time study only. This will extend the course duration. 

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

Duration 6 months full-time

In this course you will choose to major in continence and women’s health or manipulative therapy. In both majors you will study the philosophy of evidence-based practice and develop practical skills in identifying, acquiring, evaluating and using evidence. You will further your clinical decision-making skills through the use of statistical analysis, including the examination of various forms of statistical testing.

The rest of your studies will comprise specialised coursework units and clinical practice. During your clinical practice you will detail a variety of case histories and evaluate each as a reflective practitioner.

Continence and Women's Health

This major will provide you with the opportunity to become an expert clinician in women's health physiotherapy and its related areas of practice. In this major you will develop clinical skills in the assessment and management of conditions which are unique, common or serious to women, or require special interventions in women. 

You will develop particular expertise in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction and its presentations, including bladder and bowel dysfunction, disorders of the pelvic organ and pelvic girdle support, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain. 

Manipulative Therapy

The Manipulative Therapy major is designed to enhance knowledge, skill and clinical competencies in muscoloskeletal physiotherapy practice.

In this major you can learn: advanced examination and treatment, advanced patient management and clinical communication skills through evidence-based practice and contemporary clinical practice methods. 

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.

The continence and women's health major includes practice of internal examination.

For unit information about this major, please view the Handbook here.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree in physiotherapy or equivalent, plus at least  12 months' relevant clinical experience. Applicants must be registered physiotherapists with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia or be eligible for limited registration for postgraduate training in Australia.

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

Additional requirements

Prior to graduation, you will need to provide evidence of your successful completion of an approved course in first aid (CPR).

Please refer to the following statement before applying for this course


Applicants must be registered physiotherapists with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia or eligible for limited registration for postgraduate training in Australia.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $14,200*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis. Supporting documentation should accompany all applications for recognition of prior learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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