- Only available in selected major cities and surrounding areas:
- Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
The ancient practice of Acupuncture, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has become a widely used treatment option in Australia.
As a student you will gain an understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy and principles and learn to apply these practically through techniques such as acupuncture, Qi Gong, Chinese herbs, Chinese dietary therapy and massage (Tui Na). Throughout this degree, you will have an extensive opportunity for clinical practice in Endeavour’s on-campus Wellnation Clinics.
Endeavour’s Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) is approved by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). Graduates must apply for registration with CMBA if they wish to use professional titles and practise as a Chinese medicine practitioner in Australia. Information regarding registration standards is available on the CMBA website.
Education, product development and media positions are other popular career outcomes for Acupuncture graduates, in addition to clinical practice.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Herb farmer
- Product manufacturer
- Compliance officer
- Product development
- Clinical practitioner
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- South Australia
- Adelaide CBD
- Fortitude Valley
- Gold Coast
- Western Australia
- East Perth
- New South Wales
- Melbourne CBD
Duration Study Load
- 4 years
- 8 years
To gain entry to an accredited undergraduate course at Endeavour College, applicants must satisfy the general requirements and other entry requirements by type of background.
General Requirements – All Applicants
All domestic applicants, regardless of background, must meet the following requirements:
- Must be willing to attend an admissions interview upon submission of enrolment paperwork (in person or via teleconference / Skype)
- Must be 18 years of age within the first period of study
- Must meet self-declared minimum computer literacy standards and have unrestricted access to the internet and a personal email account
- Must read and understand the Inherent Course Requirements for the course into which they are seeking admission and accept them prior to enrolment in the course
- For Bachelor of Health Science courses which involve clinical practicum subjects, a valid Working with Children Check (or its equivalent) will be normally required to be supplied to the College prior to the second period of study. If the applicant knows of any reason why they will not pass a Working with Children Check, they should not apply for entry to these courses.
Additional applicant background entry requirements (including english language and international students) are available through enquiring with the College.
- Practitioner focussed degree
- All clinical/practical subjects are completed on-site at campus location
- Flexibility of study in both time and location
- All course material is available online
- Dedicated online tutor
- Ability to book one-on-one consultations
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may receive advanced standing towards your Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) degree via our Credit Recognition process.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) may apply for membership with the following professional associations:
- Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA)
- Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
- Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
- Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)
- Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Societies of Australia Ltd (FCMA)
- Practical/clinical skills demonstration
- Tutorial participation
- Introduces concepts of human physiology, anatomy and homeostasis within cellular, tissue and system levels, including nervous, muscular, skeletal and endocrine
- Covers the philosophical and conceptual bases and principles of TCM practice, as well as TCM diagnostic methods
- Covers the jing luo theory including the structure, course, functions and pathology. It also introduces OHS best practices to students
- Learn to pronounce, spell, read and write Chinese herb and acupuncture point names, and basic TCM terms
- This subject builds on the foundations of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology delivered in Human Biological Sciences 1, providing a practical and theoretical framework for the development of palpation skills. Students learn to identify and palpate bony landmarks, muscles and other relevant structures
- Introduction into the history and philosophy of a diverse range of traditional and contemporary medical systems that build foundation for medical health practice in an integrative health system
About Endeavour College of Natural Health
Our vision is to promote and advance the philosophy and practice of natural medicine and wellbeing by producing high-quality graduates who will go on to be leaders in their fields of practice. We are dynamic and innovative whilst maintaining traditional wisdom in a personalised learning environment. We aim to create an empowering experience achieving excellence in teaching and learning and connecting with the community.
We are enrolling now for Semester 2 study with our on-campus intake commencing 3 August 2020.
As a direct entry institution, you do not need to wait for end of year results release or need to apply via a tertiary admissions centre. You can apply to study directly through us at any time.
Enquire about one of our courses today for more information on enrolling with Endeavour College!
Endeavour College of Natural Health is a trading name of Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd which is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 31489)