Course Accreditation and Industry Recognition

Higher Education Courses

The College is accredited by the Australian government to offer Bachelor of Health Science degree level programs specialising in Nutritional Medicine, Naturopathy, Acupuncture and Musculoskeletal Therapy. The curriculum for these programs was developed by the College in consultation with external industry stakeholders and is subject to a rigorous accreditation and registration process managed by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national government regulatory body for tertiary education providers established in 2012. The College is also required to seek approval from TEQSA to offer the degree programs for student enrolment in each Australian State or Territory – this is a quality process to ensure the College’s facilities, staff and resources are of a standard to deliver the programs.

The College is a Fee Help approved institution and eligible students enrolling in degree programs may access Fee Help.

Vocational Education and Training

The College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) accredited to deliver Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses from nationally recognised vocational training packages. Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications are made up of Units of Competency outlined in the training package and can be referenced at the official national register at www.training.gov.au. The College is also an approved VET Fee Help provider which is a government loan assistance scheme providing tuition fee support for students enrolled in Vocational qualifications. Eligible students may access VET Fee Help for selected qualifications offered by the College.

The College offers VET qualifications in Massage Practice, Remedial Massage, TCM Remedial Massage (An Mo Tui Na) and Homeopathy at selected campuses.

Professional Associations

The College consults with industry associations to gain recognition of its courses and programs for graduates entering the work force or in private practice. This recognition enables practitioners to secure health fund rebates for selected natural healthcare services through recognised healthcare insurers. Students and graduates should check with the relevant association for current information regarding membership, health fund rebates and continuing professional education requirements.

For a list of associations relevant to each course visit the course pages below:

Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. It incorporates the qualifications from each education and training sector into a single comprehensive national qualifications framework.

You can download the complete The Australian Qualifications Framework Second Edition January 2013 from the AQF website at: http://www.aqf.edu.au/

Australian Qualifications Framework

Image taken from the Australian Qualifications Framework Second Edition January 2013 - pg 19.