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Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd trading as Endeavour College of Natural Health is a private higher education provider registered with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses.

Endeavour College of Natural Health is accredited by the Australian government to offer Bachelor of Health Science degrees specialising in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Naturopathy, Acupuncture Therapies and Chinese Medicine.

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. Endeavour's accredited courses also meet the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), with Bachelor degrees at level 7 and Honours degrees at level 8 of the AQF.

Endeavour is a FEE-HELP approved institution and eligible students enrolling in Bachelor degree programs may access FEE-HELP.

Professional Registration

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) and the Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) are eligible to apply for registration with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) (part of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) if they wish to use professional titles and practise as a Chinese medicine practitioner in Australia. These courses are accredited programs meeting the professional standards (see

More information regarding registration standards may be viewed

Professional Associations

Endeavour 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 professional association for current information regarding membership, health fund rebates and continuing professional education requirements.

Institutional Memberships

Endeavour College of Natural Health is a member of the following organisations:

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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.

Vocational Educational and Training

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO number 31489) accredited to deliver courses from nationally recognised vocational education and training packages, Endeavour offers Diploma level courses. Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications 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