Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)/Master of Health Science (Osteopathy)

VU course code: HCOP | CRICOS: 103517C | Level of study: Undergraduate
4.5 years
In person

Tuition fee per semester : AU$17,900

City Campus
24 February 2025
Bachelor/Masters of Oseteopathy student gets work experience


Take a holistic approach to clinical care with a Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy)/Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) at Victoria University (VU). 

Get qualified for a rewarding career building ongoing relationships with clients, alleviating pain, optimising mobility and function, emphasising preventative care and promoting healthy lifestyle changes.

VU’s unique degree is the only course in Victoria that allows you to become an osteopath accredited with the Australiasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council (AOAC) in just 4.5 years and at a masters level.

During your degree, which covers both undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, you’ll study: 

  • anatomy*
  • osteopathic principles and techniques
  • physiology
  • pathology
  • population health
  • evidence-based practice.

*Anatomy includes studying cadaver specimens at our St Albans Campus anatomy lab.

You'll also benefit from extensive work experience, with hands-on practice at our professional clinics.

Once you graduate, you’ll be eligible for accreditation to practise as an osteopath, with the skills to:

  • assess and diagnose a range of conditions
  • develop safe treatment programs
  • perform soft-tissue techniques
  • perform joint mobilisation and manipulative techniques
  • provide exercise rehabilitation programs. 

Entry requirements

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’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

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 double award of Bachelor of Health Science (Osteopathy) / Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) students will be required to complete:

  • 432 credit points of core studies


Fees & Scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how




As a highly-skilled osteopath, you can enjoy the independence of running your own private practice, or choose to provide healthcare in settings such as:

  • private clinics
  • multidisciplinary health clinics
  • sporting groups
  • community organisations.

Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to see the average salary for osteopaths.