Bachelor of Podiatry

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

This course prepares students for entry into professional podiatry practice. Podiatry is a branch of health care devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Within the field of podiatry, practitioners can focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, paediatrics and primary care. The degree aims to educate students to become knowledgeable, skilled, empathetic, ethical and innovative professionals who are able to provide effective assessment and intervention for people of different ages, who exhibit health disorders.


32 units (384 credit points). Students will complete approximately 1,000 hours of professional placement in various settings throughout the four years of study. The course includes an embedded Honours program for eligible students, which can be studied concurrently during the Bachelor degree course.


  • Podiatry
  • Anatomy
  • Patho-physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychology
  • Communication

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English language proficiency
  • IELTS of 7.0 overall with 7.0 in each of the four bands - Listening, Speaking, Writing, and Reading
  • Police and health record checks
  • Refer to the current standards of registration as a podiatrist by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency


Australian New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC). Graduates can seek national accreditation as podiatry practitioners with the Podiatry Board of Australia.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Gold Coast International: $105,600 Yes No information available

Further information

Podiatrists can work individually or as part of a team, in varied settings and with clients of all ages. The majority of podiatry employment is in private practice, but podiatrists also have the opportunity to work in community health settings, hospitals and with specialised health teams such as in diabetic care, to provide health promotion and education, to undertake research, and work with children, athletes and older people.

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