Highlights

  • Gain highly sought after skills and knowledge in sports medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery, pharmacology and paediatrics.
  • Ideal for professionals working in health, sports science and biomedical science, seeking to fast-track into a new career.
  • Be in high demand with hands-on learning and clinical experience in the on-campus QUT Podiatry Clinic, followed by extensive placement throughout the course.
  • Excellent job prospects and careers in private practice, clinics, sports podiatry and rehabilitation.

Highlights

  • Gain highly sought after skills and knowledge in sports medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery, pharmacology and paediatrics.
  • Ideal for professionals working in health, sports science and biomedical science, seeking to fast-track into a new career.
  • Be in high demand with hands-on learning and clinical experience in the on-campus QUT Podiatry Clinic, followed by extensive placement throughout the course.
  • Excellent job prospects and careers in private practice, clinics, sports podiatry and rehabilitation.

Why choose this course?

Offered on a full time basis over 2.5 years, the Bachelor of Podiatry - Graduate Entry is a smart choice for professionals working in health, sports science and biomedical science, seeking to fast-track into a new career.

Employment opportunities for podiatrists are excellent. This course was Queensland’s first degree in podiatry and offers opportunities for hands-on learning that are unique to QUT. Our teaching and clinical staff are practising podiatrists who maintain links with the profession ensuring our courses are up-to-date and relevant.

During this course, you will complete more than 1000 hours of clinical placement. At our on-campus podiatry clinic you will treat real patients under the supervision of registered podiatrists. You will provide specialist services in all aspects of professional practice including podiatric surgery and physical therapy. Commonly, patients present with conditions that include heel pain, running injuries, footwear problems and corrections, skin problems, and tendon and joint injuries.

Professional experience is also offered at external facilities where you can participate in biomechanics/musculoskeletal clinics, sports clinics, diabetes foot complication clinics, paediatric clinics and general podiatry clinics. You will also have the opportunity to participate in events that focus on prevention and treatment within the wider community.

Integral to the practice of podiatry is an understanding of human anatomy, biomolecular science, pharmacology, dermatology, and clinical medicine and surgery. This theoretical knowledge is supported with extensive professional placement to prepare you for transition into the workforce.

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What to expect

Podiatrists are health practitioners who diagnose and treat a wide range of foot and related lower limb conditions. They analyse the way people walk or run and correct foot and lower limb problems that can sometimes cause pain elsewhere in the body, such as the knees.

Podiatrists can improve foot and lower limb function in many ways, including the use of specialised shoe inserts called orthotic devices to correct alignment and assist with walking difficulties. They may use physical therapy techniques to assist with rehabilitation of sports injuries or correct some foot problems such as nail problems, using minor surgical techniques. They also work alongside other health professionals to deliver the best overall care for a patient with chronic disease such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Podiatrists often work with other health professionals in hospital settings, establish a private practice or complete training as a podiatric surgeon. Graduates may also build a career in paediatric podiatry, sports podiatry, forensic podiatry, community health or research.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia, and membership of the Australian Podiatry Association and Sports Medicine Australia.

With additional postgraduate training, podiatrists can apply to the Podiatry Board of Australia and seek authorisation to prescribe scheduled medicines.

Student registration

QUT automatically registers students enrolled in this course with the Podiatry Board of Australia in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Details about student registration are available from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency at www.ahpra.gov.au

Possible careers

  • Podiatrist

Details and units

Requirements

Selection rank
93.00
Note: Admission to course is based on prior study in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

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Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
CS44
QTAC code
425102
CRICOS code
077686F
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
2.5 years full-time
Duration
2.5 years full-time
Entry
July
Application closing date - 26 April (Applications and preference changes received after this date will not be accepted).
Entry
July
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

A recognised Australian medical science or health science bachelor degree completed within the past 10 years with a grade of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale) or better in the following QUT units or recognised equivalents:

Selection ranks

You will be considered solely on the basis of the selection ranks from all of your prior degree studies plus any postgraduate studies you may have undertaken. Your other qualifications and experiences may be allocated selection ranks for entry to other QUT courses, but will not be considered for this course.

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Automatic advanced standing (credit)

If admitted to the graduate entry program you will automatically receive one and a half years of advanced standing which will entitle you to complete the degree in two and a half years (full-time).

Application closing date: 23 April

Applications and new preferences received after this date will not be accepted.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

425102 Bachelor of Podiatry - Graduate Entry

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Prerequisite

A recognised Australian medical science or health science bachelor degree completed within the past 10 years with a grade of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale) or better including with a pass grade in the following QUT units or recognised equivalents:

Working with Children Check: blue card

You'll need to submit your blue card application form immediately upon arrival onshore in Australia.

Automatic advanced standing (credit)

If admitted to the graduate entry program you will automatically receive one and a half years of advanced standing which will entitle you to complete the degree in two and a half years (full-time).

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
185 176 176 176 176
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
65 58 58 58 58
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
98 20 20 24 20

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements may have associated costs.

Note: Clinical activities begin during first semester and you are required to provide a serology report demonstrating successful Hepatitis B vaccination. The full Hepatitis B vaccination course and serology report test can take six to nine months and must be completed before commencing this course in July.  Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Blue card: You must undergo a criminal history check for working with children and be issued with a suitability card (blue card) before commencing clinical placement/practicum in an organisation where they may work with children or young people.

The processing of your application may take several months so you must submit your blue card application to HiQ as early as possible to ensure you have your card before you begin any unit that requires contact with children. There is no charge for student blue cards. Students who already have a blue card must register it with QUT.

Graduate-entry students are required to attend pre-course workshops during Orientation Week. During this compulsory 5 day on-campus program of workshops, as part of the requirements for the foundation unit CSB525 Podiatric Medicine and Clinical Practice, you’ll complete advanced podiatry studies in a wide range of areas including:

  • pharmacology
  • paediatrics
  • sports medicine
  • podiatric medicine and surgery.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $9,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

2021 fees

2021: $40,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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