Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies)

Endeavour College of Natural Health

Course details

CRICOS course code: 106485D

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) is an exciting new course offering that provides students with specialised skills required to become a qualified Acupuncturist. The course combines the principles and philosophy of Chinese medicine theory with Chinese manual therapy practices including acupuncture, moxibustion, medical Qi Gong, and Chinese remedial massage (Tui Na).

This course is the result of extensive consultation with previous students and major industry stakeholders and has been developed to ensure an optimal student experience. Part of this 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.

Students will develop a thorough understanding of human biology functions, Chinese dietary therapy, Chinese medicine channel systems, musculoskeletal anatomy, and clinical diagnosis and consultation. In addition, students will practice and refine clinic management and decision-making skills that are instrumental to their future careers – all within the protected environment of our student clinics.

This 3-year degree focuses specifically on the practice of acupuncture and will supersede our existing Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) qualification. As this is an entirely new degree qualification, this course will first go through the same rigorous two-year accreditation process with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) that we have undertaken with all of our other successfully accredited courses.

Course Structure:

Subjects may be delivered using a combination of online and on-campus learning methods.

Online Study:

Endeavour College offers the flexibility to study some of your subjects online. With the support of an online tutor and a robust Learning Management System that can be accessed at any time of the day, you can fit study around your work and personal commitments.

Online study offers:

Flexibility of study in both time and location

All course material is available online

Dedicated online tutor

Ability to book one-on-one consultations

Career Outcomes:

The streamlined Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture Therapies) allows students to become proficient in the practice of acupuncture and associated Chinese medicine therapies. Graduates may also pursue careers in research, education, content creation, or clinical practice.

Practitioners may practice independently as a sole trader or provide treatment in a multidisciplinary setting. Practitioners often work alongside other allied health practitioners such as medical doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and naturopaths. Practitioners may choose to focus on women’s health, sports medicine, men’s health, chronic disease or other areas of interest.

Graduates are eligible to pathway directly into the Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine), as well as master degree programs in a variety of related areas.

Intakes: Monthly online intakes available. Semester intakes in March and August annually.

Sydney and Melbourne Campus will remain closed until further notice.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
21,328 Per Year
Read moreYEAR 1: 21,328; YEAR 2: 21,164; YEAR 3: 21,328
01 Aug 2022 3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Melbourne Campus
Level 1, 368 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Endeavour College is a direct entry institution.

  • Year 12 or equivalent (OP/ATAR score not required)
  • Mature age students without year 12 equivalent may be admitted based on demonstrated ability to undertake study at higher education level through relevant work and/or life experience, and/or attempted or completed formal, informal or non-formal study.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 7.0 (overall score; no sub-score less than 7.0)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE 185-190)
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic Score of 66 (overall score)
  • Paper based (PBT) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 587
  • Internet based (iBT) TOEFL score of 95.


Endeavour College of Natural Health
Brisbane Campus
Level G, 1 & 2 Transport House, 230 Brunswick St
Brisbane Queensland 4006
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