Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)

VU course code: HBSO | CRICOS: 088781E | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years full time
In person
City Campus


This course is no longer taking applications. New applicants, plese refer to the Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)/Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).


Our Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy), plus Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) lead to professional registration as an osteopath.

This course is for continuing students only.

New students, please refer to Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)/Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

Minimum ATAR: 60.65

This course has a minimum ATAR entry requirement. This means you’ll need to achieve a certain ATAR, along with other criteria, to be considered for this course.

The following table shows the ranking results of our current student intake and is an indication of the ATAR you’ll need to successfully apply.

VU course code: HBSO

VTAC course code: 4300243051

Campus: City Campus

ATAR profile of people who received an offer for the Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer95.0099.00
Median rank to receive an offer73.5581.10
Lowest rank to receive an offer53.5560.65


Learn more about ATAR

What is ATAR?

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) compares the results of final-year school students, with adjustments made for factors such as hardship. The ranking is expressed as a number between 0 and 99.95. ATAR minimum entry requirements are not usually essential entry criteria for applicants who have completed secondary education more than 2 years ago.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy), students will be required to complete 288 credit points of Core studies.


Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

This course is not accepting new students. To find the fees for new enrolments, please see: Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)/Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places




You'll be qualified for a career as a practising osteopath after completing both this degree and our Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).

New students will need to enrol and complete the Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)/Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).

Osteopaths can work in a variety of healthcare settings:

  • private practice clinics
  • hospitals
  • maternal health centres
  • community organisations.

Become a registered osteopath

With our dual-qualification in osteopathy, including the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy), you can gain the following registrations and memberships:

  • registration with the Osteopathy Board of Australia
  • registration as an osteopath in all other Australian states and in New Zealand
  • membership with Osteopathy Australia.

For further information about registration requirements, visit the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

To register as an osteopath, you will need to complete the double-degree program:

New students will need to enrol and complete the Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)/Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).


Check the average salary of osteopaths in Australia at PayScale.


This course, in combination with the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy), is accredited by the Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council (AOAC).

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Jade Scott.
First preference for VU Osteo graduates
Founder, Western Region Health
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