Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours)

Rank thresholdATAR: 70 SR: 70
Duration4 years full-time
Location
Rockhampton
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCB86
First-year fee
$9,866 cspifyf
$24,702 dffpifyf
Pediatric student providing care for patient

Overview

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

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 human anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, musculoskeletal and sporting injuries, rheumatology, paediatrics, wound care, podiatric therapeutics and conduct a research study. 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.

Study experience

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    There's a lot more to the degree than I realised, it's related to the whole lower half of the body – not just your feet. It's the way you walk, what shoes you wear, how you sit and what you eat.

    Hayley Van Den Berg

    STEPS, Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours)

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.

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 31 core units.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Rockhampton
Term 1, 2025Rockhampton

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

Students who select to study some units via distance education may be required to attend compulsory residential schools.

Professional Practice - Podiatry Accreditation Committee

Core

The Rockhampton Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) has been accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council until 26 September 2023.

The Sydney Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) has been accredited with conditions by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council until 26 September 2023.

Podiatry Clinical Practice 1 - PODI12009

Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have approximately 40 hours of internal clinical placements and 80 hours of external clinical placements.

Podiatry Clinical Practice 2 - PODI13007

Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have approximately 96 hours of internal clinical placements.

Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Limb - PODI13008

Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have approximately 16 hours of internal clinical placements.

Podiatry Clinical Practice 3 - PODI13011

Work integrated learning takes place in a variety of settings. This includes internal clinical placement in the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus, and various external clinic placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have approximately 144 hours of internal clinical placements and 120 hours of external clinical placements.

Podiatry Clinical Practice 4 - PODI14008

Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have approximately 192 hours of internal clinical placements.

Podiatry Clinical Practice 5 - PODI14012

Work integrated learning takes place in a variety of settings. This includes internal clinical placement in the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus, and various external clinic placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have approximately 96 hours of internal clinical placements and 200 hours of external clinical placements.

Surgery in Podiatry Practice - PODI14014

Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have approximately 24 hours of internal clinical placements.

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.

Requirements

RANK THRESHOLD
SR 70 | ATAR 70.0

The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.

 

Student Profile

If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2023.

 

 

Institute Profile

To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2023 view our Institute Profile.

 

Recommended study

No recommended study required

Prerequisites

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0

Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 with a minimum 7.0 in each subset; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBt - 94 or better overall and no score less than 24 for listening and reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking; or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 65 with no sub-score less than 65.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate.

If you are an International student please visit International students English requirements for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Podiatry students’ English language skills are directly aligned with the requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended for students attending WIL placements in the healthcare industry. This vaccination may be mandatory for some placement providers.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placements apply to this course and as such are subject to compulsory pre-placement conditions referred to as mandatory checks and are outlined in the health, security, and other compulsory requirements sections. Mandatory checks are determined by industry, organisations, legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures. To be eligible for a WIL placement, students must first achieve compliance with mandatory checks by each closing date prior to a WIL placement and maintain current evidence for the duration of the course.

Mandatory health requirements may include immunisation and vaccination evidence (and serology where required) to the following diseases: COVID-19, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Influenza, and Tuberculosis screening. Respirator mask fit testing is also an annual requirement for this course.

Mandatory security requirements may include an Australian Federal Police clearance, working with children check, and NDIS worker screening clearance.

Other mandatory requirements may include a First Aid and CPR certificate, student agreement to privacy and confidentiality, fitness to participate in WIL student declaration, jurisdictional and site-specific compulsory requirements, and other training modules.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$9,866
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$24,702

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

StateAdmission Code
QueenslandRockhampton: 851401

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?
  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.

OPTION 1: IN MOST SITUATIONS, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY VIA THE QUEENSLAND TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE
To apply for this course you will need to submit your application for this course via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Apply via QTAC

Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via QTAC.
OPTION 2: IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY STUDIED WITH CQUNI, APPLY DIRECT
As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. Your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit such as:
  • CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
  • A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.