The top Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy unis in Australia for 2017 are

  1. University of Notre Dame Australia
  2. Australian Catholic University
  3. University of Queensland

Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities by a formula using:

  • faculty size (student numbers)
  • studnent and graduate satisfaction with physio and occupational therapy courses (% satisfied)
  • indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

University of Notre Dame Australia

The School of Physiotherapy at Notre Dame tops the subject rankings for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

The School has both the highest course satisfaction rate and indicative graduate salary.

Australian Catholic University

The School of Physiotherapy at ACU is ranked 2nd in Australia for 2017.

The School, which has campuses in Brisbane and North Sydney, produces excellent results for graduates ($57,517 indicative starting salary).

University of Queensland

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at UQ is among the top 3 for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

The School gets good ratings across all quality indicators.

Physio and Occupational Therapy Rankings

RankUniversitySize*SatisfactionGrad salary
1University of Notre Dame Australia23197%$58,516
2Australian Catholic University61689%$57,517
3University of Queensland57292%$52,386
4University of South Australia75391%$50,674
5Curtin University86691%$50,219
6University of Newcastle44390%$51,979
7James Cook University35986%$56,414
8Western Sydney University29288%$54,032
9Charles Sturt University33886%$53,172
10Southern Cross University10990%$52,443
11Monash University37591%$44,474
12University of the Sunshine Coast20091%$45,442
13La Trobe University47683%$46,829
14Deakin University21590%$41,186
15University of Sydney36578%$47,584

Updated: 13 November 2016

* Combined sample size for student course satisfaction surveys.

Universities with small sample sizes for satisfaction or salary components are omitted from overall ranking.

Student Course Satisfaction

RankUniversityGraduatesStudentsOverall
1University of Notre Dame Australia94%97%97%
2University of Canberra93%95%
3Griffith University91%93%
4Edith Cowan University94%90%92%
5University of Queensland94%90%92%
6University of the Sunshine Coast94%89%91%
7Monash University93%89%91%
8University of South Australia95%87%91%
9Curtin University90%89%91%
10University of Newcastle91%88%90%
11Deakin University93%87%90%
12Southern Cross University94%86%90%
13Australian Catholic University85%89%89%
14Western Sydney University93%86%88%
15CQUniversity87%88%
16James Cook University92%82%86%
17Charles Sturt University87%84%86%
18La Trobe University85%78%83%
19University of Sydney71%79%78%

Sources: Course Experience Questionnaire (2014-2015), University Experience Survey (2014-2015)

Universities are ranked by graduate satisfaction. For further details, see Course Ratings by Students.

Indicative Graduate Salaries

RankUniversityEmployedStudyingOtherSalary
1University of Notre Dame Australia87%5%8%$58,516
2Australian Catholic University94%2%5%$57,517
3James Cook University89%3%8%$56,414
4Western Sydney University82%8%11%$54,032
5Charles Sturt University90%2%9%$53,172
6Southern Cross University88%0%12%$52,443
7University of Queensland83%5%13%$52,386
8University of Newcastle87%4%9%$51,979
9University of South Australia85%2%14%$50,674
10Curtin University75%4%21%$50,219
11University of Sydney77%5%18%$47,584
12La Trobe University80%4%16%$46,829
13University of the Sunshine Coast74%1%25%$45,442
14Monash University73%3%24%$44,474
15Deakin University65%2%33%$41,186

Source: Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015)

The indicative graduate salary accounts for low incomes of unemployed graduates.

For further details, see Graduate Salaries by University.