What will I learn?

Overview

Study at the oldest and largest podiatry school in Australia.

La Trobe’s Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Podiatry Practice trains a significant proportion of Australia’s podiatry students. Graduates will be prepared for a long-term career improving the mobility and quality of life for people with lower-limb injuries, chronic illness and disability.

In first and second year, you’ll learn about the role of health professionals in the community, the fundamentals of biosciences and the factors that influence health. Develop skills in podiatric practice, medical assessment, case management and gain a deeper understanding of complex conditions like diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

During third and fourth years you’ll undertake around 1,000 hours of placements at our on-campus podiatry clinic, in community health centres, hospitals and private practice under the guidance of qualified clinicians.

La Trobe is the Australian market leader for podiatry practice:

  • Course fully accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council
  • Access work placements at Australia’s leading hospitals including Alfred Health, Melbourne Health, Eastern Health, Monash Health and Northern Health
  • Opportunity for placements in Glasgow, Singapore, Darwin, Broome and Alice Springs
  • La Trobe’s research in Human Movement, Sports Science and Physiology is rated 'well above world standard'
  • Take advantage of flexible learning.
  • The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Career outcomes

Podiatrists are in demand in many countries around the world. Graduates can find work in hospitals, clinical settings and private practice. You can also pursue further study with the aim of working in sports, advanced practice paediatrics or becoming a podiatric surgeon.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice is accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC). Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice may be eligible to apply for registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health and Nursing

CRICOS

083317C

Study options

Full Time (4 years as accelerated (4.5 years equivalent))

Tuition fees
A$36,400.00 (US$ 25,600) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with a certain grade. International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels); or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level), Over six subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Entry into a Bachelor Degree program at La Trobe University requires completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with certain grade. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

Subject prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in two of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; TOEFL Paper based - Overall score of 600 with 6 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 98 with 24 in Reading, 24 in Listening, 23 in Speaking and 27 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - Overall score of 65 with no communicative skill score less than 65; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 185 with no less than 185 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 185 with no less than 185 in any component.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
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About this uni

La Trobe University has strong industry links and partnerships with some of Victoria's finest hospitals and healthcare centres for clinical placements

  • Hands-on experience for students
  • Attractive work placements
  • Highly qualified academic staff
  • Semester exchange overseas programmes