Podiatry courses are available in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. Depending on the pathway you take, it will generally take between 3 and 6 years to become a podiatrist.
Undergraduate entry into podiatry
For entry into an undergraduate podiatry course commencing in 2022, the ATAR / Selection Rank ranged from the mid-60s to the mid-80s. The following table shows the ATARs / Selection Ranks that were required to enter each undergraduate course at the beginning of 2022. 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 the places available.
Please note that you may need to complete pre-requisite subjects before entry into undergraduate podiatry courses.
If you don’t gain entry 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 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.
Graduate entry into podiatry
There is a postgraduate pathway available. An undergraduate degree with pre-requisite subjects will be among the requirements for course entry. Postgraduate courses to become a podiatrist are shown in the table below:
Pathways to becoming a podiatrist
Following is an infographic which provides an overview of the pathways to becoming qualified as a podiatrist in Australia. For simplicity, it does not include the possibility of transferring into podiatry from another course. For more detailed pathways information, go to our become a podiatrist page.
Current list of approved programs of study to become a podiatrist
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.
If you would like to find courses to become a podiatrist:
1. Go to https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Accreditation/Approved-Programs-of-Study.aspx
2. In Profession select Podiatrist
3. In Country make the appropriate selection – for example, Australia
4. In Qualification Type select General (please note that in Podiatry endorsement means to be endorsed to prescribe therapeutic medications used in the practice of podiatry – all university courses include this and most courses appear on the AHPRA website for “General” and “Endorsement”)
5. Click Search
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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.