Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies)

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Endeavour College of Natural Health
  • Awarded by

    Endeavour College of Natural Health

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

  • Start Date

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  • Location

    NSW | VIC | QLD | WA | SA

  • Career Outcomes

    Acupuncturist | Clinical Practitioner | Chinese Medical Practitioner

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  • In a Nutshell

    Acupuncture is a branch of Chinese Medicine that stimulates specific points on the body to regulate the flow of Qi (vital energy) to restore health and balance the functions of the body, mind, and spirit.

    Acupuncture therapies combine Chinese medicine theory (philosophy and principles) with Chinese manual therapy practices including acupuncture, moxibustion, medical Qi Gong, and Chinese remedial massage (Tui Na), supported by Chinese dietary therapy and prepared Chinese herbs.

    The Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) from Endeavour College of Natural Health is a 3-year degree qualification that specifically focuses on the practice of acupuncture and will supersede Endeavour's existing Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) qualification. As this is an entirely new degree qualification, the College will go through the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia's two-year registration process to obtain accreditation. This process is a CMBA requirement for all new Higher Education courses.

    This course is delivered on campus (with selected subjects online) to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning and clinic environment.

    Professional Registration:

    Graduates must apply for registration with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (MCBA) if they wish to use professional titles as a Chinese medicine practitioner in Australia. This course is an accredited program meeting the professional standards and as such, graduates are eligible to apply for registration. Please enquire for more information.

    Why study Acupuncture Therapies

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Endeavour College of Natural Health is a direct entry College with no ATAR requirements.

    All applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Must be willing to attend an admissions interview upon submission of enrolment paperwork (in person or via teleconference / video)
    • 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.

    Additional applicant background entry requirements (including English language and international students) are available through enquiring with the College.

  • Subject Breakdown

    Subjects you will study in Semester 1 for the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) are:

    • BIOA111 Introduction to Human Biology
    • CMPR111 Chinese Medicine Foundations
    • CMTH111 Chinese Manual Therapies 1
    • SOCC111 Developing Cultural Competence in Healthcare

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

  • 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 practice of natural medicine and wellbeing by producing high-quality graduates who will become leaders in their fields of practice. 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 an upcoming intake in our Bachelor of Health Science degrees (in Acupuncture Therapies, Chinese Medicine, Naturopathy & Nutrition), Diploma of Health Science (with Nutrition, Naturopathy and Complementary Medicine electives) or Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Remedial Massage). 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 (PRV12070, CRICOS #00231G, 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

  • 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 completion of this course, you'll receive a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) qualification from Endeavour College of Natural Health.

    Graduates must apply for registration with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) if they wish to use professional titles and practice as a Chinese Medicine practitioner in Australia. This course is designed to meet the CMBA accreditation requirements in the division of Acupuncturist.

    CMBA registrants may apply for membership with the following associations:

    • Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA)
    • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
    • Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Society of Australia (CMASA)
    • Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Societies of Australia Ltd (FCMA)
    • Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)

    Graduates are eligible to do the Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) with up to 92 credit points of advanced standing, as well as master degree programs in a variety of related areas.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • 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 $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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