Master of Health Science (Osteopathy)

VU course code: HMHO | CRICOS: 090621C | Level of study: Postgraduate
1.5 years full time
In person

Fee type for this course: Full fee

City Campus
Overview

Overview

Become a skilled healthcare professional, eligible to practise and register as an osteopath, with a Master of Health Science from VU.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and diagnostic skills to confidently begin your osteopathy career.

VU offers one of only three accredited osteopathy programs in Australia. This masters follows on from the Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy). Together, the courses provide eligibility for registration to practice as an osteopath.

Our highly regarded course has an extensive work-experience program, with hands-on practice at our professional clinics.

You’ll graduate skilled in formulating suitable and safe treatment programs, including soft-tissue techniques, joint mobilisation and exercise rehabilitation. You’ll have the diagnostic skills and graduate capabilities for osteopathic practice required by primary healthcare practitioners.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current 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 different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

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.

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.

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).

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

Our Masters of Health Science (Osteopathy) qualifies you to register as a practising osteopath.

With our dual-qualification in osteopathy, including the Bachelor of 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.

Many osteopaths have their own private practice. Osteopaths can work in a variety of healthcare settings:

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

Salaries

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

Accreditation

This course, in combination with the Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy), is one of only three Osteopathy dual-qualification programs accredited by the Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council (AOAC).

The AOAC is an independent organisation that assesses and accredits osteopathic education programs. Accreditation from the AOAC allows graduates to register as an osteopath in Australia.

Our course meets the AOAC accreditation standards. This ensures that the knowledge, skills and professional attributes we teach match best-practice national healthcare expectations.