CB86 - Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours)


At a glance

Study the Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) at CQUniversity and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills required to practice as a Podiatrist.

Study modes On-Campus
Rank OP: 13 SR: 72 ATAR: 70.20
Courses/units 31/192
Pre-requisites QTAC: English (4/SA), and one of Chemistry, Biology or Physics (4/SA); please see entry requirements tab for UAC pre-requisites
Availability SydneyRockhampton
Duration 4 years full-time
Intake dates March
QTAC Code ROK: 851401
UAC Code SYD: 160560
CRICOS 075755C

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from Term 1 2016. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) is your gateway to a career as a Podiatrist across a diverse range of rural and urban settings such as:

  • hospitals
  • multi disciplinary health clinics
  • community health centres
  • private practice.
You may also find employment in the area of research and development.

Professional recognition

The Rockhampton course is an approved course of study in accordance with the National Board and has received accreditation from the Australian & New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council.

The Sydney based course is still in the process of being accredited by the National Board and Australian & New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council.



Podiatrists are health professionals who deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

Your education and training will explore a variety of health sciences topics such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology and psychology, paediatrics, biomechanics, musculoskeletal conditions, diabetes, pharmacology and surgery.

You will also develop podiatry-specific skills, enabling you to graduate work ready.

Practical learning experiences are integral to the course, and you will benefit from completing clinical placements at the newly established, purpose-built Allied Health Clinic at CQUniversity, as well as in a variety of external clinical settings, so you can put your learning into practice and gain real-life experience.

Why Study Allied Health at CQUniversity

Our Health courses and units have been developed to meet the ever-increasing needs of our communities both in Australia and internationally. 

Broad range of options
Whether you are currently working in the industry seeking to advance your skills, or looking to kick start a new career in health, our broad and ever-growing range of health courses and units give you the choice to be what you want to be. Choose from the key areas of allied health, medical and exercise sciences, community and health services, and transport and safety sciences.

Study your way
A number of our health courses and units provide allow you to choose between on-campus or distance education, while some provide a mix of on-campus and online delivery methods. CQUniversity is an established provider of distance education and is able to offer a number courses and units in this mode that have not traditionally been available, such as nursing, medical science, exercise and sport sciences, accident forensics, paramedic science and more.

Up-to-date and industry relevant
Our courses and units are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry, accrediting bodies and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date. In fact, our offerings are a response to industry demand for people with specialised industry expertise.

Work integrated learning
CQUniversity's health courses and units feature work integrated learning, or learning on the job. For some courses this may be referred to as clinical placement.

You may be required to complete unit undertakings in real-life workplaces, allowing you to put learning directly into practice. This hands-on, project-based learning is one reason CQUniversity graduates are in such high demand by employers.

Purpose-built facilities
Quality facilities ensure learning is delivered in context, taught in a similar setting to real-world situations including exceptional simulation environments. New facilities including state-of-the-art technology for fitness and body function testing offer exercise and sport sciences students sophisticated training. Nursing students have access to fully equipped labs replicating a real hospital ward, while medical imaging and medical sonography are taught from new purpose-built multi-million dollar labs. The new CQUniversity Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton also provides clinical learning experiences to students.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete 31 core units.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course please click here.

As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note units are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of unit availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding unit information regarding your specific application.

Work integrated Learning

The Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) course involves extensive training in a clinical environment. Practical learning experiences are central to the course and you will need to complete approximately 1000 hours of clinical placement in order to complete your degree. You will undertake internal placement at the on-site allied health clinic and your external placement will occur in a variety of settings.

As a student, you must comply with the mandatory pre-clinical placement requirements prior to undertaking placement. You must show evidence of:

First Aid Certificate (including cardiopulmonary resuscitation);

Hold a current ‘Working with Children' certification or Blue Card; National Criminal Record Check; Hepatitis A and B Vaccination; Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination; Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccination and/or serology; Varicella vaccination and/or serology; Tuberculosis screening – Mantoux Tuberculin skin test (TST).

Further mandatory compliance requirements are necessary prior to you commencing a placement within a Queensland Hospital and Health Service (HHS) and/or NSW Health facility.

Entry requirements

OP: 13 , SR: 72 , ATAR: 70.20

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank


English (4/SA), and one of Chemistry, Biology or Physics (4/SA)


English (Standard) (Band 2); plus one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Band 2)

Fees and scholarships


Degree-level students should check their Offer of Admission to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students will also be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated approximately 3 to 4 weeks prior to the commencement of each term. Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into CQUcentral and accessing account details in the Student Centre. CQUcentral allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand and as a result we no longer post out hard copy invoices. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

Fees are calculated on the basis of your enrolment, so any enrolment change - add or drop - could adjust the fees due for the term. Fees are recalculated daily and student accounts updated to reflect any enrolment changes made in the previous 24 hours. Fees are also recalculated when accessing the online payment facility through the Student Centre in CQUcentral.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:


Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply


You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)  
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)  
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)  
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)  
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

QLD         NSW         SA       VIC         WA       Distance        
Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA       Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours), please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Register your interest

Key dates

13 OCT
Online Chat Session
29 NOV
Online Chat Session
19 DEC
On-campus Information Session (various locations)
19 DEC
Online Chat Session