Osteopathy Degrees in Australia
Tertiary Osteopathic courses in Australia are currently offered by the below institutions (further detail/student videos are below).
- Southern Cross University (Lismore and Gold Coast Campuses)
- RMIT University Melbourne (Bundoora Campus)
- Victoria University Melbourne (City - Flinders)
Once you've completed your initial qualification, you can pursue further postgraduate research or clinically related taught Masters level courses. Masters by research and PhD programs are available at both RMIT University and Victoria University. There's also a wide range of inter-disciplinary Masters programs relevant to practising osteopaths.
Getting Accepted into Osteopathy
- Complete the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) (i.e. ACT Year 12 Certificate, NSW HSC, NTCET, QCE, SACE, TCE, VCE, VCAL, WACE)
- Achieve the required ATAR Course Entry (Osteopathy ATAR: Victoria University, Southern Cross University and RMIT)
- You must study for a minimum of four years full time to complete your university qualification.
RMIT University, Melbourne (Bundoora Campus), RMIT students must achieve successful completion of the Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy).
- Course Details here.
- The total full-time duration is five years.
Hear it from a student! Listen to Luke McCarney (former student and Azharuddin Fazalbhoy (RMIT Course Leader):
Southern Cross University
To become a registered osteopath, SCU students must:
- Achieve successful completion of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies).; and
- Successfully complete the Master of Osteopathic Medicine
- Total full-time duration for both courses (undergraduate and Masters) is four years.
Hear it from a student! Listen to Georgia Page (4th year student) and Paul Orrock (SCU Course Leader)
- To qualify for practice, students must achieve successful completion of the Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) and the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).
- Total full-time duration: Bachelor's (3 years), Masters (1.5 years).
Hear it from a student! Listen to Nicola Stevens (former student) and Gary Fryer (VU Course Leader)
Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship
These scholarships will provide Aboriginal or Torres Strait students of Osteopathy a grant of up to $15,000 per annum for the usual duration of their course.
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)
SARRAH administers the Allied Health Streams of the Nursing and National Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS).
Funding is provided by the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) and this national program supports health professionals and future health professionals to train and practice in geographic and clinical areas of need.
The specific objectives of the NAHSSS are to:
- Increase the workforce by encouraging young people to pursue a career in allied health.
- Support allied health professionals to undertake continuing professional development.
- Encourage health careers in geographic areas and professions where there are shortages.
SARRAH manages five allied health scholarship streams under the NAHSSS.
Want Further Information? Visit SARRAH