Accreditation

The Podiatry Board of Australia (the National Board) has established the Podiatry Accreditation Committee (the Accreditation Committee) to exercise a number of accreditation functions under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).

The role of the Accreditation Committee is to develop and recommend accreditation standards to the Board for approval. It then assesses whether programs of study and education providers are meeting the accreditation standards and decides whether or not to accredit the provider and program. The National Board considers the Accreditation Committee’s decision and their report and decides whether or not to approve an accredited program as a qualification for registration as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon.

Accreditation standards help to ensure that education providers give students the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to competently practise in the profession.

Accreditation standards

Accreditation standards for podiatry programs

The Board approved revised Accreditation standards for podiatry programs for Australia and New Zealand at its meeting on 22 April 2015. These standards were published on the Board’s website on 9 June 2015:

Accreditation standards for the podiatry specialty of Podiatric Surgery

The Board approved the accreditation standards for the podiatry specialty of Podiatric Surgery on 25 May 2012. The accreditation standards took effect on 7 June 2012, the day they were published on the Board’s website.

Accreditation standards for endorsement for scheduled medicines

The Board approved the following accreditation standards for endorsement for scheduled medicines on 22 August 2012. The accreditation standards took effect on 30 August 2012, the day they were published on the Board’s website.

Approved programs of study

The list below contains the details of programs of study approved by the Podiatry Board of Australia:

Programs of study classified as 'inactive' are not included in this list. An online search is available for inactive programs of study for programs that are no longer delivered by an Education Provider or no longer approved by the Board.

An online search is available for all approved programs of study.

Substantially equivalent qualifications

General registration

If you hold a qualification that the Board considers to be substantially equivalent, or based on similar competencies to an approved qualification for general registration, you will be qualified for general registration as a podiatrist.

The Board has determined the following qualifications are substantially equivalent or based on similar competencies, to an approved qualification for general registration.

  • Auckland University of Technology - Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry)

Endorsement for scheduled medicines

If you hold a qualification that the Board considers to be substantially equivalent, or based on similar competencies to an approved qualification in podiatric therapeutics for the purpose of endorsement for scheduled medicines under Pathway B of the Board’s Registration Standard: Endorsement for scheduled medicines, you will be qualified for endorsement under Pathway B.

The Board has determined the following qualifications are substantially equivalent or based on similar competencies, to an approved qualification in podiatric therapeutics:

  • Queensland University - Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) completed in 2011 and 2012 and which includes the following three elective subjects:
    • LSB384 Pharmacology for Health Professionals
    • LSB 584 Pharmacotherapeutics for Podiatrists
    • PUB662 Clinical Therapeutics for Podiatrists

*Graduates will be required to provide with their application for endorsement for scheduled medicines evidence in the form of academic transcripts to show they have successfully completed the three specified elective subjects.

 
 
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