Podiatry Board of Australia - Assessment of applications
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Assessment of applications

After we assess your qualifications, we may require you to pass an examination before the Board or its delegate can decide the outcome of your application for registration. If this occurs we will send you a letter advising you of this requirement with information about the examination and how to apply to sit the examination. You can only sit the examination in Australia.

Qualification requirements 

 Criterion What we assess  Supporting documents required with your application for registration 
1.  The academic level of your qualification in podiatric surgery is comparable to, at a minimum, an Australian Masters Degree (Extended) at level 9 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
  • Certified copy (and translation into English) of degree/qualification certificate awarded to you 
  •  Certified copy (and translation into English) of your academic transcript

Your qualification is in podiatric surgery and covers the various aspects of podiatric surgery practice in Australia, including:

  • diagnosis and treatment of disease, injuries and defects of the human foot and related structures
  • use of surgical and non-surgical processes to care for bone, joint and soft tissue pathology
  • practice within multi-disciplinary healthcare teams involving general practitioners, specialists and other health professionals, and
  • undertaking referrals to support improved quality, safety and healthcare standards and practice
 Course outline

At the time you were awarded your qualification (or completed the program of study leading to your qualification) in podiatric surgery it was

  • subject to quality assurance by a body external to the education institution, and
  • recognised or accredited by the external body, and
  • the quality assurance was based on the following:
  • published accreditation standards for podiatric surgery education
    • published processes for reviewing programs/providers against the accreditation standards
    • an assessment conducted by an individual or team with appropriate expertise in education and in podiatric surgery
    • regular review of the program of study such as annual reporting or cyclic re-accreditation
 4. Your qualification was recognised by a statutory registration/licensing body for practice as a specialist podiatric surgeon in the country where you completed the program of study leading to qualification. Certificate of registration from country where you completed the program of study leading to qualification – does not need to be current
 5. As part of your studies in podiatric surgery you successfully completed learning outcomes and assessment tasks through a broad range of clinical experience and training in podiatric surgery that maps to the Professional capabilities for podiatric surgeons and the essential content for approved qualifications in podiatric surgery in Australia. Nil
 6. Your qualification in podiatric surgery was awarded by a specialist college or an entity with statutory registration or authorisation to issue qualifications and/or was authorised to deliver higher education when your qualification was awarded Nil
Page reviewed 11/01/2022