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Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) - CB86

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

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

RANK CUT OFF

OP:11 SR:77 ATAR:76.5

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:75 ATAR:75

UNITS/CREDITS

31/192

DURATION

4 years full-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton

PRE-REQUISITES

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

075755C

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.

Core Units 31 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

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

Term 1 - 2021Rockhampton
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Fundamentals of Pre-Clinical Podiatry PracticePODI12006Work integrated learning takes place at various external clinical placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have at least 40 hours of observational clinical sessions conducted at these sites.
Podiatry Clinical Practice 1PODI12009Work 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 clinical placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have at least 40 hours of internal clinical placements and 40 hours of external clinical placements.
Podiatry Clinical Practice 2PODI13007Work 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 clinical placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have at least 96 hours of internal clinical placement and 40 hours of external clinical placement.
Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower LimbPODI13008Work integrated learning takes place the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have at least 16 hours of internal clinical placements.
Podiatry Clinical Practice 3PODI13011Work 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 clinical placement sites including hospitals, community based clinics and private podiatry practices. Students will have at least 144 hours of internal clinical placements and 80 hours of external clinical placements.
Podiatry Clinical Practice 4PODI14008Work 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 at least 192 hours of internal clinical placements and 40 hours of external clinical placements.
Podiatry Clinical Practice 5PODI14012Work 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 at least 96 hours of internal clinical placements and 160 hours of external clinical placements.
Surgery in Podiatry PracticePODI14014Work integrated learning takes place at the CQUniversity Health Clinic sited on campus. Students will have at least 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.

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

RANK THRESHOLD
SR 75 | ATAR 75.0

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

RANK CUT-OFF
Minimum Unadjusted

Rockhampton: OP 9 | SR 81 | ATAR 81.0
Sydney: ATAR 85.85

Minimum Adjusted
Rockhampton: OP 9 | SR 83 | ATAR 83.0
Sydney: ATAR 85.85

The rank cut-off score is the competitive rank that was required to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. This score may differ from the rank threshold and between campuses as it is based on applicant scores from Term 1, 2020. The cut-off score will vary from year to year as it is a historical guide of past performance. The unadjusted score details the ranks before any adjustment schemes or factors were applied and the adjusted score details the ranks if these were applied.


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, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.

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.

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.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

N/A

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.

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.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.
Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution? Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 3.
Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
HECS-HELP and payment options HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying. Incidental fees are applicable for clinical placement forfeiture and clinical placement supplementation if this occurs.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

New South WalesSYD: 160560
QueenslandROK: 851401

If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

YOUR COURSE
The Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours) (CB86) equips you with skills, knowledge and experience to assess, diagnose and treat disorders of the foot and lower limb of people of all ages. In this course, you will learn about human anatomy, physiology, pathology, wound care, podiatric therapeutics and conduct a research study.

Accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council, this course offers you industry-relevant skills and knowledge and incorporates extensive practical experience ensuring that you graduate work-ready.

You will learn from experienced lecturers and podiatry practitioners who are focussed on your career readiness and sharing their vast perspectives and practical learnings with you.

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to complete at least 1000 hours of hands-on experience treating real patients in the CQUniversity Health Clinic in Rockhampton and at various off-campus clinical sites. You will conduct gait and movement analyses in our biomechanical laboratories, and you will also fabricate custom made foot orthotic devices in our fully equipped orthotic laboratories.

You will begin your practical experience early in your course, allowing you to progressively gain experience and apply the discipline knowledge you gain throughout your studies.

You will work with experienced practitioners to ensure your clinical management is based on sound clinical reasoning and is evidence-based. The course equips you with extensive theoretical knowledge and clinical experience that will provide you with the necessary advanced skills to commence professional practice as a podiatrist in a variety of clinical settings.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

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 for returning CQUni students or if you are changing your CQUni course.

Option 1: In most situations, you will need to apply via a tertiary admission centre
View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.
If you live or would like to study in:
Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland
Apply via QTAC
New South Wales
Apply via UAC

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your CQUni course? Apply directly to CQUniversity
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:
  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.
Apply direct

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

Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours)

MY STORY

STUDY PODIATRY AT CQUNI

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