With a current shortage in Australia, podiatrists are in high demand. Podiatrists work closely with many members of the health profession from surgeons, paediatricians, dieticians, physiotherapists, general practitioners and nurses, as well as exercise physiologists. Some podiatrists focus on research or teaching and some undertake further training as podiatric surgeons, establish a private practice or work within the public health care system.
Employment may be found in a variety of urban and rural health settings, including private practices, general hospitals, rehabilitation and community health centres, sports clinics, research centres and community health centres. Podiatrists are in high demand and employment opportunities are plentiful and varied with new graduates able to pursue a number of different employment pathways both in Australia and overseas. And enjoy the benefits of a well rewarded and flexible profession.
This degree will produce podiatrists ready to practice in just three years, distinguishing our degree from those which run over four years.
You can graduate a year ahead of your peers and step into your career sooner!
After graduating, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Podiatry Registration Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please be aware that the current standard English Language Competency for registration as a practitioner in your chosen health discipline in most states of Australia is an IELTS of 7.0.