As at September 2017, there are 8 accredited undergraduate podiatry courses in Australia and 3 postgraduate courses. For entry into a podiatry course commencing in 2017, the ATAR ranged from 66.05 to 94.00.
The following table shows the ATAR / OP scores that were required to enter each undergraduate course at the beginning of 2017. Please note that this is a rough guide only for future years as it changes from year to year depending on the applications each university receives, and that some universities will also have additional selection criteria to gain entry.
If you don’t get in directly following high school, some universities will allow you to transfer into their undergraduate podiatry degree following a year in one of their other undergraduate degrees – for example a science degree. This will be dependent on your Grade Point Average in your first year subjects, and could also involve other admission requirements. You ATAR / OP may also be considered. Please speak with an admissions officer at the universities you are considering applying for to see if this pathway may be available to you.
There is a postgraduate pathway that is available at 3 universities around Australia. They require an undergraduate degree, some with some universities having specific pre-requisite subject and GAMSAT requirements which they publish on their website.
A list of postgraduate courses to become a podiatrist is in the table below:
The information presented in this article was correct at the time of publishing. Please check with the Podiatry Board of Australia for an up to date list of approved programs of study to become a podiatrist in Australia: http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Education/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx?ref=Podiatrist&Type=General
Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal circumstances. My Health Career accepts no responsibility for ensuring that you enrol in a course that is right for you. Please do your own research to ensure that you enrol in the correct course, especially if you are considering an undergraduate biomedicine, health science or biomedical science degree as a pathway to a postgraduate course. This may include speaking with a careers advisor, guidance officer, career development practitioner, representatives of the Australian Podiatry Association, and admissions officers from the university or universities you are looking at applying to.
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