Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)

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Endeavour College of Natural Health
  • Awarded by

    Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd t/a Endeavour College of Natural Health

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location

    NSW | VIC | QLD | WA | SA

  • Career Outcomes

    Acupuncturist | Product Developer | Natural Therapist | Lifestyle Advisor

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  • In a Nutshell

    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 practices 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 practise in Endeavour's on-campus Teaching 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.

    Hear more about Australia's leading provider of natural health education.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Endeavour College is a direct entry College with no ATAR requirements. 

    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.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this acupuncture course, the subjects you will study include:

    • Human biological science 1
    • Foundations of traditional Chinese medicine
    • Acupuncture channel theory
    • TCM terminology on Chinese
    • Musculoskeletal anatomy and palpation
    • History and philosophy of natural medicine

    Endeavour College offers the flexibility to commence a selection of subjects online with an updated digital delivery model.

    To support learning, students attend practical classes where they are expected to practise interviewing and case assessment techniques, as well as physical clinical examination and treatment procedures. This is conducted under the supervision of qualified instructors and with respect for privacy, cultural and religious differences. Students gain significant clinical experience at Endeavour's Teaching Clinics under the supervision of qualified practitioners. 

    In the clinics, students will develop and hone all skills required to run a successful clinic after graduation, including patient assessment and management, patient recruitment and continuity of care, customer service, and dispensary management.

  • Why Endeavour College of Natural Health?

    Endeavour College of Natural Health has been providing Vocational and Higher Education courses in Natural Health since 1975.

    Our vision is to promote and advance the philosophy and practise of natural medicine and wellbeing by producing high-quality graduates who will go on to be leaders in their fields of practise. We are dynamic and innovative whilst maintaining traditional wisdom in both a digital and practical learning environment. 

    Endeavour is a direct entry College with no ATAR requirements. You can apply to study with us at any time and join one of 12 monthly online intakes for our Bachelor of Health Science degrees (in Acupuncture, Naturopathy & Nutrition), Bachelor of Complementary Medicine, our new Diploma of Health Science or Undergraduate Certificates. Vocational Education courses (such as Remedial Massage) are offered 4 times a year. 

    Enquire about one of our courses today for more information on enrolling with Endeavour College of Natural Health!

    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) 


    As well as providing a community for our students via our Student Portal, Events and Campus Facebook pages, Endeavour offers a wide array of support services to assist students which include:

    - Studiosity - Study Support Platform
    - Access & Equity Program
    - Student Assistance Program
    - Academic Assistance
    - Student Adviser Consultations
    - Careers Service
    - Library Services
    - Bookstore

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

    You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) from Endeavour College of Natural Health. 

    On completion of this course, students will have a broad knowledge of the natural health sciences, with a specialisation in acupuncture. As an acupuncturist you can work as a sole trader, or alongside other allied health practitioners such as medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and naturopaths in both corrective and palliative capacities. 

    Successful students will also acquire a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) degree, with which you can apply for membership with a number of nationally recognised associations across Australia, including:

    • 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)
  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in acupuncture could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Acupuncturist.

  • Let's talk price

    Eligible students can apply for a government study loan through FEE-HELP, to help with the upfront costs of this course.

    Alternatively, you can pay for your course fees upfront.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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