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 National 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 decides whether or not to approve an accredited program as a qualification for registration as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon.

Accreditation standards

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

From 1 January 2022, all education providers wishing to seek accreditation of podiatry programs of study will be assessed against the 2021 accreditation standards and professional capabilities.

In developing the accreditation standards, the Accreditation Committee undertook wide-ranging stakeholder consultation. More information about the consultation is available on the Past Accreditation consultations page.

Accreditation standards for entry-level podiatry programs

The National Board approved revised accreditation standards for entry-level podiatry programs on 28 July 2021. These standards take effect on 1 January 2022.

Accreditation standards for podiatry surgery

The National Board approved revised accreditation standards for podiatric surgery programs on 28 July 2021. These accreditation standards take effect on 1 January 2022.

Accreditation standards for endorsement for scheduled medicines

On 28 July 2021, the National Board approved accreditation standards for:

These standards take effect on 1 January 2022.

Standards in effect until 31 December 2021

The following accreditation standards remain in effect until 30 December 2021 and are available on the Accreditation publications and resources page:

  • Accreditation standards for podiatry programs
  • Accreditation standards for the podiatry specialty of Podiatric Surgery
  • Accreditation standards for endorsement for scheduled medicines

Accredited programs of study

For information on accredited podiatry programs of study, visit the Podiatry Accreditation Committee’s accredited programs page.

Approved programs of study

The lists below provide the details of accredited programs of study approved by the National Board for registration.

Programs of study classified as 'inactive' are not included in this list. An online search is available for inactive programs of study 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 to, 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)
 
 
Page reviewed 1/09/2021