The Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle offers extensive work experience to ensure graduates are prepared to begin their career as a podiatrist.

Bachelor of Podiatry

Practical Experience


The University of Newcastle has state of the art on campus teaching facilities including orthoses, clinical skills and research laboratories. Throughout the Bachelor of Podiatry you will be exposed to all aspects of podiatry from manufacturing orthoses and various forms of arch supports to learning basic nail surgery skills. You may also participate in research projects and work with elite athletes such as the soccer team, Central Coast Mariners.

Real Podiatry Experience

Clinical placement is undertaken in the second and third years of the podiatry degree, and provides valuable hands on experience. You will have access to new pre-clinical facilities on campus to learn essential professional skills, then complete more than 1,000 hours of supervised practice in a variety of settings. These placements will take place both in the University of Newcastle Podiatry Clinics and on external placement (in rural and regional areas).

Following completion of the second year of the degree students are eligible to apply for a TAFE Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Podiatry) allowing them to be employed as a podiatry assistant during the final year of the degree. This qualification provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable clinical practice working with experienced podiatrists within their future profession.

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