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CB86 - Bachelor of Podiatry Practice (Honours)

Overview

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: 11 SR: 76 ATAR: 75.00
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, 2017. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.

 International students residing in Australia on a student visa must study full-time on-campus.


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.

At this time the Sydney based course has not been accredited by the Australian & New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council  and therefore does not provide an approved qualification for the purposes of general registration.

Details

Summary

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.

Residential Schools

Students who select to study some units via distance education will be required to attend compulsory residential schools.  Click here to view Residential Schools for all units.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

Academic Requirement

Successful completion of the equivalent of an Australian Year 12.

Find out more about academic requirements.

English Requirement

Minimum academic IELTS of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0 or an Occupational English Test (OET) result of A or B. Students with an outstanding academic record may on a case-by-case basis be admitted with slightly lower English scores.

Find out more about English requirements and pathways information.

OP: 11 , SR: 76 , ATAR: 75.00

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

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Estimated fee per term: $14 808
Estimated annual fee: $29 616

At CQUniversity, we are committed to making education accessible to everyone. That is why on top of offering multiple pathways for entry to our courses and a generous variety of scholarships, we also offer highly competitive fees. When referring to course fees for international students, please note the following:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars AU$.
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed annually and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • Annual fee estimates are based on a student studying full time in each of two study periods (terms) in the same academic year.

You may refer to the International Courses and Fees 2018 to see the full list.

Scholarships

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

How to Apply

Applying

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

Do I need to register to apply?

Yes. Registering with iStart will allow you to do the following:

  • Complete your application
  • Monitor the status of your application
  • Receive an offer
  • Accept your offer.
Can iStart accept applications for all courses?

Yes, iStart can accept applications for all courses including English, vocational, undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and Research Higher Degrees (RHD).

You can apply to study English language only, or for both English language and academic course at the same time.

If your chosen academic course is available by distance education, you can choose Distance Education on the relevant screen when you apply.

How many times can I apply?

You can only submit one application. If you change your mind about the course you are applying for, please log into iStart and send an email to the International Admissions Team through the system or email  international-admissions@cqu.edu.au.

How do I apply for credit?

You can apply for credit within iStart. Instructions are provided on the relevant screen.

What type of supporting documents do I have to provide?

You will need to provide certified* copies of the supporting documents below:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Translations of academic transcripts (if original documents are in a language other than English)
  • Personal identification document e.g. passport
  • Evidence that you meet the English requirement e.g. an English test result.

If you do not have your latest academic transcript, please provide a copy of your most recent academic transcript. The International Admissions Team will be in contact if they need further information or documentation.

* A certified copy is a photocopy of the original document with a certification stamp that includes the certifier's printed name, title or position, signature and date of notary. It may be from a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Declaration, a contracted agent of CQUniversity or the issuing authority of institution.

Is there an application fee?

There is no application fee.

Can I apply for the International Student Scholarship through iStart?

Yes. During the application, you will be able to indicate if you would like to apply for an International Student Scholarship. You may find more information on the International Student Scholarship, including the selection criteria on our website.

Can I apply for a Research Higher Degree (RHD) scholarship through iStart?

No. To apply for a Research Higher Degree (RHD) scholarship, you must use the Research Scholarship online application form. Please check what is available on the Research Scholarships page or email rhd-admin@cqu.edu.au with any queries. Please note that the RHD scholarship rounds are only open twice a year.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREE?

Research Higher Degree candidates are encouraged to apply via iStart to avoid processing delays. If you experience difficulties, please email to international-research@cqu.edu.au to request a hardcopy application form.

How long will it take to assess my application?

Once we receive all required supporting documents, it will take approximately 10 to 14 working days to process.

How will I be notified of my application outcome?

You can log into iStart to check the status of your application. You will receive an email from the International Admissions Team notifying you of the outcome of your application.

Who can I contact to discuss my application?

Please email the International Admissions Team at international-admissions@cqu.edu.au.

Who can I contact if I am experiencing technical difficulties with the system?

Please email the International Admissions Team at international-admissions@cqu.edu.au describing the issue.

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

22 FEB
Term 1 - Enrolment opens
07 MAR
Term 1 - Classes start
11 JUL
Term 2 - Classes start
24 OCT
Term 3 - Enrolment opens
07 NOV
Term 3 - Classes start