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Table 1 Summary of statutory requirements for drug prescribing by podiatrists in Australasia (as at 2009)

From: Non- medical prescribing in Australasia and the UK: the case of podiatry

Jurisdiction Educational requirements for prescribing Governance level
Victoria Recent undergraduate podiatry degree (2003 onwards from Latrobe University), with Board approved postgraduate pharmacology studies and clinical experience [interstate or less recent graduates are required to undertake additional core content studies and clinical experience] Least restrictive
New Zealand A postgraduate qualification as determined by the Podiatrists Registration Board of New Zealand, or equivalent overseas qualification  
Western Australia Master's degree with advanced pharmacology core unit  
South Australia Fellowship of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons  
Queensland Fellowship of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons + additional Board requirements Most restrictive