Bachelor of Podiatry

University of Newcastle

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Course start date
Central Coast – Ourimbah 483900 CSP 3F 24 Feb 2020


The Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle is the only three-year, accelerated and accredited, undergraduate podiatry degree in Australia – getting you career-ready faster than your peers. As a podiatrist, you will help patients get back on their feet by diagnosing, treating and preventing lower leg and foot problems and promoting good health. You could find yourself correcting sports injuries, addressing developmental issues in children or helping restore a person’s independence and mobility. University of Newcastle podiatry graduates are highly employable thanks to our world-class podiatry clinic.

This degree requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. During placement students will be subject to NSW Health policies and procedures. Students must also meet all NSW Health verification requirements before attending clinical placement. For more information, visit the University of Newcastle website.

Students should be aware that they may be required to undertake clinical placement and/or classes outside normal semester dates.

Students enrolling in this degree are required to obtain a WorkCover-approved Provide First Aid Certificate during semester 1.

The award of this degree depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and clinical components within the maximum time allowed.

Areas of study: Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, podiatric medicine.

Career opportunities: General or specialised podiatry practice (eg sports podiatry), health promotion officer, researcher, podiatric surgeon.

Professional recognition: Graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Podiatry Registration Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Accredited by the Australia and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council.

Practical experience: More than 1,000 hours of practical experience and work alongside experienced podiatrists. Our state-of-the-art teaching facilities include orthoses, clinical skills and research laboratories. We also have a fully equipped university-run clinic where students are given opportunities to learn and practice on real patients at Wyong Hospital. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for professional placement will be the responsibility of the student. Applicants should be aware of this requirement when applying for entry to the program.

Honours: Available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to students based on merit.

Fees and charges: Visit the University of Newcastle website for current fee information.

Essential requirements for admission

This degree and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. Students may be required to practise hands-on examinations and simulated treatments/procedures with other students in laboratory classes. Applicants who may be unsure of their ability to complete the degree and work in the profession should contact the University prior to applying.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Chemistry, any 2 units of mathematics.

Applicants who have not previously studied these subjects are encouraged to take bridging courses before the commencement of the University year. Bridging and enabling courses.

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree: visit the University of Newcastle website.

Advanced standing

If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle. Visit the University of Newcastle website.

Student profile

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Further information

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How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2018)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
483900 68.00 77.70 93.15 68.90 82.70 97.15


  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank