Accreditation

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.

Accreditation standards

The Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC) is the accreditation authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the podiatry profession. Approved accreditation standards are used to assess whether a program of study, and the education provider that provides the program of study, provide persons who complete the program with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to practise the profession.

Accreditation standards take effect on the day that they are published on the Podiatry Board of Australia’s website.

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:

Procedures for accreditation are published on the ANZPAC website.

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.

The Board also approved ESM Accreditation Standards - Part B Supervised Practice on 22 August 2012. On 24 February 2016, the Board repealed its approval of the ESM Accreditation Standards: Part B - Supervised Practice as these accreditation standards have never been used to accredit programs of study for the purpose of endorsement for scheduled medicines and will not be used to accredit programs of study in the future because they are outdated.

The Board has requested ANZPAC to develop revised accreditation standards for endorsement for scheduled medicines.

 
 
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