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Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies)

Next intake

March 4, 2024

Campus locations

Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Perth

Course length

3 years full-time
Part-time options available

Contact hours

From 12 hours per week (part-time)

Payment options

FEE-HELP available for domestic students
Upfront payment

International admissions

Vaccination requirements

No current state-based vaccination mandates

Gain the specialised skills required to become a qualified Acupuncturist with the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies).

Deep dive into the principles and philosophy of Chinese medicine theory and the manual therapy practices of acupuncture, moxibustion, Qi Gong, and Chinese remedial massage (Tui Na).

From extensive consultation with previous students and major industry stakeholders, we've developed a course that ensures an optimal student experience. Part of new teaching approach means that theoretical concepts are continuously supported with practical subjects, allowing students the opportunity to perfect their Acupuncturist skills as they learn.

"The gradual approach Endeavour takes to clinical practice gives me confidence. First, we observe lecturers providing acupuncture treatment, then we work alongside senior students and then, we get to decide the treatment path. The lecturers are all practitioners themselves, and their love for the medicine shines through."

Alf Zollo

Acupuncture student

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a thorough understanding of human biology functions, Chinese dietary therapy, Chinese medicine channel systems, musculoskeletal anatomy, and clinical diagnosis and consultation.
  • Accurately locate the acupuncture points of the fourteen channels and principal non-channel points.
  • Practice and refine clinic management and decision-making skills that are instrumental to your future career – all within the protected environment of our Wellness Clinics.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be skilled to pursue several career paths, including:

  • Acupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Qi Gong
  • Clinical practise
  • Research, education, clinic management or content creation.

Practitioners may practice independently as a sole trader or provide treatment in a multidisciplinary setting alongside other allied health practitioners such as medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and naturopaths.

Graduates may be eligible to pathway directly into the Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) or pursue post-graduate degree in a variety of related areas.

Student and Alumni Profiles

Career Outlook

Learn more about Surya Schimana-Chiller's career path in Acupuncture

Alumni Profile

Check out our interview with Acupuncture graduate Millicent Matthew.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) is offered in mixed mode, with a combination of online, blended, live-streamed and on campus subjects.

  • Online – fully digital structured learning, supported by our expert academics. You can study these subjects at any time during the week within specified delivery periods.
  • On campus – attend live classes on one of our 6 campuses during specific timetabled times throughout the week.
  • Livestream – attend live classes virtually at specific timetabled times throughout the week. Supported by online study materials.
  • Blended – a mixture of live classes (could be scheduled on campus or via livestream) and online content delivery.

Contact our admissions team for additional details on the delivery mode for each subject or download the course structure here.

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Endeavour Clinic

Students gain significant clinical experience at Endeavour Wellness Clinics under the supervision of qualified practitioners. Book an Acupuncture treatment today or simply drop in for a first-hand look at where you'll complete your practical/clinical subjects.

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Educational Pathways

If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may receive advanced standing towards your Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) degree via our Educational Pathways process.

Endeavour is one of the very few institutions in Australia that maps individual subjects into each of our degree programs. We created the Articulation Abacus to provide a visual interpretation of calculating educational credit points, so you can see how close to gaining a degree you really are.

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Your credits will populate here once you've selected your previous study details.

Professional Associations

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) registrants may apply for membership with the following professional associations:

The Chinese Medicine Board of Australia accredits providers and programs in the field of Chinese Medicine.

Although the Chinese Medicine Board has accredited Endeavour College as a registered provider, the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) has not yet been professionally accredited by the Chinese Medicine Board. Endeavour College has an application before the Chinese Medicine Board and a decision regarding professional accreditation of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) is expected in early 2024.

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