Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)

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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

    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 | Massage Therapist | Chinese Medical Practitioner | Chinese Herbal Dispenser

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  • In a Nutshell

    Chinese medicine is a whole medical system that seeks to balance the functions of the body, mind, and spirit and restore health. It combines theory (philosophies and principles) and practices including acupuncture, moxibustion, medical Qi Gong, Chinese remedial massage (tui na), Chinese herbal prescribing and dispensing, and Chinese dietary therapy.

    The Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) is a 4-year degree qualification that includes the practices of acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, and Chinese herbal dispensing. It extends students' knowledge into individualized herbal prescribing and formula modifications using a range of dispensing methods, as well as the manufacturing, dispensing, and research into herbal therapies' role in contemporary Chinese medicine practice.

    Professional Registration:

    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 an accredited program meeting the professional standards and as such, graduates are eligible to apply for registration. Please enquire for more information.

    Why study Chinese Medicine

  • What You'll Need to Get In

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

    Entry 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. If the applicant knows 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

    Subjects you will study in Semester 1 for the Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) 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.

    To support learning, students attend practical classes where they are expected to practice 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 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 successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) 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, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner, and Chinese Herbal Dispenser.

    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)
  • Career Outcomes

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

  • Let's talk price

    You may be eligible for FEE-HELP.

    Please enquire for total course costs.



    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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