Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours)

Duration4 years full-time
Location
Rockhampton
Next start termTerm 1, 2025
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCB86
CRICOS075755C
First-year fee
A$37,200 (Indicative)
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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    This course has allowed me to apply theoretical knowledge to real-life practice through clinical placement. I find this to be rewarding as it gives me holistic insight into how I can apply these skills as a podiatrist.

    Shivaali Vanshika

    Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) I Fiji

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, 2023Rockhampton
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 an internal placement at the on-site allied health clinic and your external placement will occur in a variety of settings.

Requirements

To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements.

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Course fees

$37,200
Indicative First Year Fee

This is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course, shown in Australian dollars (A$), for one academic year and is based on a full-time study load (8 units over 2 terms). 

Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change.

International Course Fees

A scholarship can help with the costs involved with living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel, and more.

You may be eligible for a 25% international scholarship funded by the University.

We also offer other scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for the one that's right for you.

Browse our scholarships

In addition to your international course tuition fees, you must have sufficient funds to cover other study and living expenses. 

This will include costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), general living, etc.

Information about cost of living in Australia

Overseas Student Health Cover

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.